Grab your chance to start singing with one of Britain’s finest choirs 

At Brighton Festival Chorus we're looking for new members to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary in an exciting new programme of concerts and events across the UK and in Europe.

If you would like to sing with one of Britain's finest symphony choruses, we invite you to join us at our Open Rehearsal on
Tuesday 23 January 2018
in the BSMS Chowen Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, BN1 9PX from 7.00pm-8.30pm.

We'll be rehearsing Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. Scores will be available to borrow on the evening, and you can join us afterwards for a glass of wine and maybe even a short audition if you wish.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Crucifixus - Music at Eastertide

Brighton Dome, March 31, 7.30pm

Duruflé - Requiem
Britten (arr. Morgan Pochin) - Missa Brevis (world premiere)
Lotti, Caldara, Vivaldi, J.S Bach - Crucifixus

Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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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 regularly contribute blog entries on what it is like to rehearse and perform with a large symphony chorus.

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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.


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