Forthcoming Performances & Events

 

 Friday, 1st July 2016, 7.30pm

 All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove

The Somme 1916

A concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, with music and poetry closely connected both to Sussex and to the battle. The programme will be as follows:
Warren - Ave Verum
Howells - Elegy for viola, string quartet and strings
Reading: Hodgson - Before Action
Parry - Jerusalem - 1916
Reading: Owen - Anthem for Doomed Youth
Elgar - Give unto the Lord
Reading: Sassoon - Aftermath
O'Regan - And there was a great calm (Brighton Festival Youth Choir)

INTERVAL

Vaughan Williams - Dona nobis pacem

James Morgan - Conductor
Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir

 

Tickets: £20, £15 and £5 for students and under 16s

Group discounts: 10% discount for 10 or more tickets and 20% discount for 20 or more (not available online).

Dome Box Office, 01273 709709 or 

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September 2016

Elgar recording session 1 - London

The first of two recording sessions of various works by Elgar.

BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

 

Sunday, 6th November 2016, 2.45pm

Brighton Philharmonic concert - The Dome, Brighton

Brahms: A German Requiem
Brahms: Schicksalslied

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus
conducted by James Morgan.

Further details to be announced.

 

Sunday, 11th December 2016, 4.00pm

Christmas concert - The Dome, Brighton

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
conducted by James Morgan.

Further details to be announced.

 

March 2017

Elgar recording session 2 - London

The second of two recording sessions of various works by Elgar.

BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

 

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 7.30pm

Royal Albert Hall, London

Parkinson's UK presents Symfunny No. 2

Returning to the Royal Albert Hall in 2017, this event will once again bring together amazing musicians and comedians for a night of music and laughter, to raise vital funds to continue the research to find a cure for Parkinson's, the progressive and debilitating neurological condition.

Further information and book tickets here.

 

"Brighton Festival Chorus were on absolutely top form, again delicate when required but thunderously powerful too, once again proving them to be a choral ensemble of real quality."
Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner
Latest7 magazine

"The Festival Chorus under James Morgan, singing without scores, managed huge sounds and whispered echoes with consummate skill. England may not think itself a Christian country, but the packed and rapturous audience in the Dome were responding to something spiritual beyond mortal understanding."
Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner
The Argus

"The wall of sound that is Vaughan Williams’ monumental Sea Symphony provided a thrilling climax, with soloists Elin Pritchard (soprano) and Nicholas Lester (baritone) soaring magnificently over a very energised and responsive Brighton Festival Chorus."
Barry Wordsworth
Latest7 magazine

"The brilliantly executed Sea Symphony of Vaughan Williams ..."
"The magnificent swell of music in the Vaughan Williams piece meant most of the words merged into a seamless seascape of sound conjured between the excellent Brighton Festival Chorus and the expressive orchestra. The choir lapped gently one moment, then sent powerful waves crashing to shore."
Barry Wordsworth
The Argus

"Brighton Festival Chorus are always impressive but for this anniversary performance they pulled out all the stops. Bach’s complex score, peppered with contrapuntal lines and soaring solos is a tough ask and for their 500th anniversary they performed it without scores, a feat in itself. A feat however only worthwhile if you get it right – and this they did. Driven skillfully by conductor James Morgan and the Chamber Domaine this was a memorable afternoon of sublime music. It is in performances of this calibre that one sees why the Brighton Festival Chorus has such an impressive international reputation and for that I salute them."
J S Bach: St John Passion (Brighton Dome)
James Morgan
Latest7 magazine

"The evening's programme drew to a close with the intense neo-classicism of Stravinsky's short but intense Symphony of Psalms. In both sets of psalms, we were treated to the full glory of the Brighton Festival Chorus, swinging and even barking as required in the Bernstein; and bringing hushed dignity and poise to the Stravinsky. How appropriate that in this, the closing large-scale concert of this year's Brighton Festival, the laurels should belong to this excellent ensemble, whose reputation and renown, deservedly, continue to bring pride to the city."
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (Brighton Dome)
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
John Wilson
The Argus

"There is something fundamentally moving about hearing dozens of human voices singing in harmony and this performance by the 130 members of Brighton Festival Chorus was both uplifting and enriching.  Under the baton of James Morgan, this internationally renowned choir produced an impeccable delivery of two choral works by John Rutter."
John Rutter: Requiem (All Saints, Hove)
John Rutter: Mass of the Children
James Morgan
The Argus

"...we were treated to the full force of the Brighton Festival Chorus who proved once again to be a choir to be reckoned with...a powerful rendering of the mass...What a pleasure it was to have a final concert that was so popular with a near capacity audience..."
Mozart: Mass in C minor (Brighton Dome)
Thierry Fischer
Latest7 magazine

"What a cracking start to the orchestral concerts at Brighton's cheery and eclectic festival.  Two John Adams classics began and ended this programme: his pulsatingly mercurial Short Ride in a Fast Machine ... and Harmonium, the ecstatic choral splurge that first made his reputation back in 1981.  They were hurled out with verve and no little stamina by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brighton Festival Chorus..."
John Adams: Harmonium (Brighton Dome)
Grant Llewellyn
The Times

"Brighton Festival Chorus brought the evening to a thrilling conclusion that brought the house down."
Mahler: 2nd Symphony (Brighton Dome)
Andrew Davis
The Argus