MEMBERS – MUSIC
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BRIGHTON & HOVE CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Brighton & Hove Concert Orchestra (formed over fifty years ago) is a full size, friendly, enthusiastic, amateur concert orchestra specialising in promoting and performing music in the “light music” genre. We present three or four concerts per annum often supporting local charities.
New members welcome – no audition required – but you’ll need grade 5 or over to gain full enjoyment.
BRIGHTON & HOVE MUSIC & ARTS (BHMA)
BRIGHTON & HOVE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra is best described as an ‘all star’ line up, in that it attract players of the very highest calibre from around the country, many of whom regularly work with some of the finest orchestras in the world. We are fortunate to capture their skills, interest and love of the repertoire for our series of Sunday afternoon concerts.
BRIGHTON CHAMBER CHOIR
Formed in 1990 the Brighton Chamber Choir, which has Sir Simon Rattle as its President, is a lively, friendly and welcoming choir singing anything from Gregorian Plainsong to music from the Broadway Musicals.
Contact Tim Cullen 01273 857998
BRIGHTON COLLEGE ARTS
The pursuit of the Arts at Brighton College is considered as an activity worthy of great dedication in its own right, but also as a vitally important vehicle to nurture the creativity, passion and individuality of each child at the school. Artistic endeavour encourages our pupil body to be curious, courageous and original and in doing so enlivens and complements the academic life of the school in a very special way.
Contact Miss K Smith 01273 704200 ext 341
Contact Mike Clemens 01273 833746
BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Brighton Early Music Festival is a world leader in dynamic events which make music from the last 1000 years relevant and exciting to modern audiences. Throughout the year BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and school projects.
The annual Festival takes place in late October and early November and has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming.
Registered Charity: 1097288
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS
Since its formation in 1968 Brighton Festival Chorus has developed a well-earned reputation as one of the most versatile choirs in the UK, competing with London-based choirs in its busy schedule of concerts. The Chorus has gained the respect of many leading conductors and orchestras for its consistently high standards and for the breadth of repertoire that it performs.
In addition to its hired work, BFC also promotes its own concerts locally in Brighton and Hove
BRIGHTON musical fraternity
This music club, formed in 1884, holds monthly concerts of classical and light music to please all tastes in an informal and friendly atmosphere at All Saints’ Church Hall, Eaton Road Hove. A wide range of music is performed by local musicians in the form of solos or ensembles for voice or instruments. The standard of performance is high with local musicians taking part and also young students who are proceeding to music colleges.
Contact: Heather Waterman – 01273 304973
BRIGHTON ORPHEUS CHOIR
Contact M. Park 01273 640247
The Brighton Singers are a long-standing group of music enthusiasts and professionals united by their passion for singing new and exciting repertoire.
General inquiries: Anne Bonwit |01273 604231 | email@example.com
BRIGHTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
Raising money for the Church Building Appeal Fund
New Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF
Contact 01273 696022
BURGESS HILL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
We have been entertaining Mid Sussex with high-quality classical music since 1979. We perform in May and November each year at St. Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill and in June in St. John’s Park.
Do you play an orchestral instrument to a good standard?
We rehearse every Wednesday from 8.15pm to 10.15pm at the United Reformed Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0JS during school term times. You should be available for our three concerts per year in May, June and November, plus an extra informal concert for our patrons which is usually in March. We ask for an annual donation, which is currently set at £110. You are encouraged to try a few sessions before you join.
Many of our members are Burgess Hill residents. Others live elsewhere in Mid Sussex or Brighton. We are a very friendly bunch of all ages and we always welcome new members.
Contact Gill Yates 01273 843491
COASTLINE HARMONY CHORUS
A women’s a-cappella four-part harmony chorus. Based in Southwick, they currently have around 40 members of all ages who just love to sing. They rehearse every Thursday evening at Southwick Church in Roman Crescent, BN42 4TY . Singing popular and show songs spanning many decades, they have performed in venues throughout Sussex and further afield, including European tours.
ENCORE BRIGHTON & HOVE
Encore is the fundraising network for supporters of Brighton Youth Orchestra and all the city ensembles managed by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. Encore supports the next generation of musical talent providing funds for O360, our inclusive ensemble, and bursaries for tuition, specialist instruments and international tours.
(Registered Charity no. 1076169 – Brighton & Hove Music Trust)
ESTERHÁZY CHAMBER CHOIR
The Esterházy Chamber Choir was founded in 1993 and is based in Lewes, East Sussex. Comprising around thirty-four experienced singers from a wide variety of backgrounds, the choir aims to perform at the highest standard whilst remaining firmly rooted in the fine English tradition of amateur music-making. The group’s repertoire spans four centuries of sacred and secular music with an emphasis on a cappella singing.
As a Registered Charity, the choir strives to make music more accessible to the young by offering free admission to accompanied children at concerts that the choir promotes itself, in particular its popular Christmas concert.
Contact Judy Mackerras