Sunday 17th December 2017, 4.00pm

Christmas Concert, The Dome, Brighton

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

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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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BFC at 50!

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Brighton Festival Chorus, and we are planning a whole year of celebratory events, concerts and special performances to mark this event - from the 2017 Christmas Concert through to the 2018 Christmas Concert.

See our Performances > Forthcoming  page for the events confirmed so far. More details to be announced over the coming weeks.


Brighton Festival Youth Choir

We are delighted that the Brighton Festival Youth Choir (BFYC) will be be joining us once again for our annual Christmas concert.

Click here to see them rehearsing and in performance.


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