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!

Image: Rembrant's Belshazzar's Feast, 1635 (National Gallery, London)


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.