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 contributed blog entries on the subject of John Adams' Harmonium that we performed in the closing concert of the Brighton Festival 2017.

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Open Rehearsal

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.

This year's open rehearsal was on October 10, when dozens of guests came along to rehearse Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with us, and joined us for a drink afterwards.  A number of them auditioned successfully, so we welcome them as new members to swell our ranks.

If you missed it, never mind! If you would be interested in joining us, just click on the Join tab at the top of the page to find out how.  We welcome prospective new members at any time!


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