Sunday 17th December 2017, 4.00pm

Christmas Concert, The Dome, Brighton

We will be joined once again by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for our family Christmas concert.

 

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."

BFC members have been contributing blog entries on the subject of John Adams' Harmonium that we have just performed in the closing concert of the Brighton Festival 2017.

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Open Rehearsal

BFC is now taking a summer break. We start rehearsing again in September.

Brighton Festival Chorus is always on the lookout for new members, and every year we hold an open rehearsal, where everyone is invited to come along and sing with us for an evening, to experience what it is like to be part of a large symphony chorus. If you would like to sing with us, this evening is for you! Hopefully you will then also consider signing up for an audition to become a member!

The venue is the Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX.

The date is Tuesday 10th October at 7.00pm.

We will be rehearsing Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton, which is one of the most exciting and dramatic pieces in the entire choral repertoire. We will provide scores if you don't have one. Please arrive by 7.00pm, and please stay to join us for a drink afterwards.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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