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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!

 

Anniversaries

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.

More details to be announced shortly.

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War we will be giving several performances of the War Requiem by Benjamin Britten in 2018. We will tour some of the major cities of the Somme region in France and also perform it in Coventry Cathedral, where the first performance took place on 30 May 1962. The War Requiem was commissioned to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original 14th century structure was destroyed in a WW2 bombing raid.