Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 7.30pm

Royal Albert Hall, London

Parkinson's UK presents Symfunny No. 2

Returning to the Royal Albert Hall, 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.


bfc reviews

  • "Without any doubt the heroes of the performance were Brighton Festival Chorus. Singing from memory brought a bite and clarity to the performance which is rare these days... The snarl and rasp of the demons, the purity of the angels, the hushed whispers of the family around the bed -all were perfectly characterised with dynamic range and beauty of line to enhance the impact of the text."

  • "Elgar's Gerontius is powerfully operatic in its dramatic timing and atmosphere, particularly as performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with the Brighton Festival Chorus... The packed and rapturous audience were responding to something spiritual beyond mortal understanding...Edward Gardner... seemed connected to every musician and chorister...the Festival Chorus managed huge sounds and whispered echoes with consummate ease."

  • "'Conductor Edward Gardner... drove the work forward with a confidence that allowed the huge sound required for so many parts to never overpower the solo voices or indeed the quieter orchestral moments....Force and delicacy were perfectly balanced as were the excellent soloists... Brighton Festival Chorus were in absolutely top form, again delicate where required but thunderously powerful too, once again proving them to be a choral ensemble of real quality."

So much has been happening in the Chorus lately that it is difficult to know where to start.  Read more on our blog page

Brighton Festival Closing Concert

We will be joining Britten Sinfonia and conductor Diego Masson to perform Harmonium, John Adams' glittering choral symphony, in the closing concert of this year's Festival.

Further information and book tickets here.


Dame Vera Lynn

To mark the occasion of Dame Vera Lynn's one hundredth birthday, a new album of some of her best-known songs has just been released. The tracks feature her original vocals, but with new orchestral and choral backing. Brighton Festival Chorus is proud to have provided backing vocals for some of the tracks.

Read about it on the BBC website.

We wish Dame Vera a very happy birthday!


Elgar Recording

We have just completed another recording session with our old friend Barry Wordsworth. He was conducting us and the BBC Concert Orchestra in a number of lesser-known works by Elgar. The album will be released later this year.


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