Becoming a member of Adur Arts Forum costs just £5 a year with benefits including cheaper tickets for

  • Adur Arts Live
  • Steyning Music Society
  • New Music Brighton

Contact Chris Gander 012734 77228



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.



Charity no: 249748
Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) is part of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and provides high quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras and summer schools.   In 2019, BHMA joined with East Sussex Music reaching more than 14,000 children and young people in East Sussex.



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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

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


BRIGHTON consort

Brighton College

Contact Mike Clemens 01273 833746



Brighton College



Brighton College


BRIGHTON musical fraternity

Brighton Pavillion



Brighton Pavillion



Brighton Singers



Brighton Unitarian Church



burgess hill symphony orchestra



burgess hill symphony orchestra



Brighton Unitarian Church


Brighton Unitarian Church

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


Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex

The Society was launched as the “Mid Sussex Gilbert and Sullivan Society” in May 2011 from a nucleus of enthusiasts brought together by Melvyn Tarran, curator of “The World of Gilbert and Sullivan Museum” then at Oak Hall Sheffield Park. We are affiliated to the London G & S Society. The name was changed to “The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex” in 2012.

Edwin Cowley 01342 715709


Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex

Lewes Festival of Song runs an annual weekend festival in Lewes every July, as well as other concerts during the year.

We feature performers with international reputations as well as outstanding young musicians at the start of their careers in richly varied programmes of classical song and choral music.


Lunchtime concerts at the chapel royal

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex

Lunchtime concerts at the Chapel Royal (LCCR) have been running for 25 years.

The series is well known amongst classical music lovers, who attend in good numbers every Tuesday lunchtime, 1.10pm – 1.55pm.  The variety and quality of the performances is enhanced by the fine acoustics and warm atmosphere of the 1795 Chapel Royal in North Street, Brighton.

All seats £3.00 at the door.




Music Of Our Time

Music & Wine at St. Luke’s is a concert series taking place at St. Luke’s Church by the Pepperpot on Queen’s Park Road, Brighton.  Concerts take place fortnightly on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and have wide-ranging programmes: from early to contemporary music, including jazz and other genres, well-known and lesser-known works, all performed by professional musicians and emerging new artists.

Performers give spoken introductions, creating an accessible and friendly atmosphere where the audience has a chance to mingle over a glass of wine at the interval.

Contact Rachel Fryer 01273 510595 or

Music & Wine at St Luke’s

St Luke's logo

Music & Wine at St. Luke’s is a concert series taking place at St. Luke’s Church by the Pepperpot on Queen’s Park Road, Brighton.  Concerts take place fortnightly on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and have wide-ranging programmes: from early to contemporary music, including jazz and other genres, well-known and lesser-known works, all performed by professional musicians and emerging new artists.

Performers give spoken introductions, creating an accessible and friendly atmosphere where the audience has a chance to mingle over a glass of wine at the interval.

Contact Rachel Fryer 01273 510595 or

Music for connection


Music for Connection (formerly Open Strings Music) runs projects for people to connect and create through music-making.

We deliver a range of interactive sessions for all abilities, including our weekly later-starter string group Silver Strings, and our creative music project Sing Healthy Play Happy, for people living with dementia and their carers (commissioned by Brighton & Hove CCG).

Musical Friends

Musical Friends is a small and friendly club that puts on regular afternoon concerts of popular songs with piano accompaniment, performed by our members.   The events include comedy, audience sing-alongs, piano solos, refreshments and a raffle.   Newcomers welcome, whether singers or non-singers!

We meet once a month on Wednesday afternoons at Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG, 3.00 – 5.15 pm.
Contact Jonathan Steele 01273 302276 or Bob Eaton 01273 508192



Musicians of All Saints

The Musicians of All Saints is a professional chamber orchestra based in Lewes dedicated to the presentation of neglected works and new commissions together with a repertoire of better-known works.  Formed in 1987 by Andrew Sherwood, the Musicians have shown that successful concerts do not depend solely on offering a ‘safe’ repertoire.
Charity No – 298595



New Music Brighton

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New Music Brighton is an association of composers who live or work in the Sussex area.  Founded in 1993, NMB curate concerts of members’ works throughout the year.  With a growing back catalogue of releases, our membership is diverse, including professional and amateur composers of all ages and styles.



Nicholas Yonge society

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The Nicholas Yonge Society aims to present five chamber music concerts annually of a high quality involving both internationally known artists and young musicians.  The society favours trios, quartets and small ensembles with an occasional piano soloist or singer.  The programme includes a wide range of composers and instruments.

The concerts are held at the Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road, Lewes BN7 2XH, normally on the fourth Friday of October, November, January, February and March.

Reg.Charity:  802393

Portslade Recorded Music Society

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This lively Society meets at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of every month from September to June of the following year.
Our Meeting Place is the Swedish Folk High School, Loxdale, Locks Hill, Portslade.

Contact Donald Pickett 01273 305444

or contact the Chairman/Secretary:
55 Church Street

Resound Male Voices

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Charity number: 1158357
Founded in 2011, Resound is a male voice ensemble based in Brighton & Hove on England’s south coast.
Performing a range of works from 16th century rounds through Broadway musical numbers to cool jazz.   Resound is a vibrant choir who seek to develop vocally – both as individual singers and as a group.

Rottingdean Arts

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ROTTINGDEAN ARTS is a thriving organisation which promotes an annual series of free Summer Concerts on the seafront Terraces Stage and a wide-ranging Music Festival in various village venues.It was founded by local resident and conductor, Roy Wales and is run by himself and a team of volunteers.   Rottingdean Arts operates a Sponsors, Patrons and Friends scheme.
Tel: 01273 300894


Seaford Music Society

Seaford Music Society logo

Seaford Music Society, having been presenting the best in chamber music in Seaford for over 70 years, continues its long tradition with a 2017-2018 season of seven Concerts, consisting of five Chamber Concerts and two Family Concerts.

Contact Paul Moore 01323 491601


Springboard Brighton & Hove

Springboard – Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival – provides a unique platform for Music and Drama students to perform in a friendly and encouraging environment.

Administrator: Kathy Palmer – contact no. 07599 547604

St Margaret of Antioch

Springboard Brighton & Hove
Regular concerts are held to raise funds to save the tower of our beautiful 11th century building and to maintain the structure as a whole.  The church contains some of the finest examples of stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris and is a delightful setting for musical presentations, opposite Rottingdean’s village green, the pond and Kipling Gardens.
St Margaret of Antioch, The Green, Rottingdean, East Sussex  BN2 7HA

St Mary’s Church, Kemptown

Springboard Brighton & Hove

St Mary’s is a serenely beautiful Victorian church, friendly and inclusive, which doubles up as an atmospheric venue with a superb acoustic for music performance and recording.  We seek to make quality music available to all for free or at affordable prices.

From April to October we run a series of free Classical music concerts on early Saturday evenings.  The recitals are free and include complimentary refreshments afterwards, but we do ask people to give what they can in a retiring collection.   From the collection, we pay our performers a modest ‘fee’ – really a contribution towards their costs.  The remainder goes towards paying for our concert-worthy 1904 Bechstein piano.

61 St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1PR

01273 698601 / 07796 440670


St Michael And All Angels

The cathedral of the back streets

St Michael & All Angels church, Brighton remains one of the foremost classical music venues during Brighton Fringe.  St Michael’s has been hosting Fringe concerts every year since the 1980’s.  Blessed with a warm & resonant acoustic & a fine Yamaha C7 grand, the church is attractive to both listener and performer.  Aesthetically pleasing to the eye also, is this fine late Victorian church.

Music at Saint Michael’s – Adam Le Clercq 

St Michael & All Angels Church, St Michaels Place, Brighton, BN1 3FU

01273 822284

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church Brighton


St Nicholas Church is the Mother Church of Brighton at the heart of the city centre.  The Church extends its activities to include concerts and exhibitions.

 Lunchtime recitals are from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.  Entry free (suggested donation £3). Tea and coffee are available.

Contact: Parish Administrator

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(Parish Office is open Wednesdays 11am-2pm and Thursdays and Fridays 9am-11.45am, 12.45pm-3pm)

St Peter’s Church, West Blatchington

St Peters Church, West Blatchington

Occasional Free lunch time concerts

St Peter’s, West Blatchington (Hangleton Road, by the windmill)
At St Peter’s we are delighted to have a wide variety of free lunch time concerts, usually once a month.  They are usually on a Friday and begin at 1.10pm and last for approximately 40 minutes.  Refreshments are provided after the concert.  There is no admission charge, but donations in support of choir funds are gratefully accepted.  The number 5B bus stops right outside the church along Hangleton Road.
Contact: Mandy Gander  01273 271982