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Let's celebrate together

For 50 years Brighton Festival Chorus has been regarded as one of the top choirs in the UK. Regularly working with leading orchestras and conductors throughout the UK and Europe, members past and present are justifiably proud of their achievements.

Brighton Festival Chorus (BFC) is that rare beast, a large scale amateur chorus that is hired regularly by professional orchestras and organisations such as the BBC, without the support of a linked professional orchestra. Over 50 years the Chorus has appeared with all the major UK orchestras and some of the most celebrated conductors of recent times.

The 50th anniversary is a marvellous opportunity to lay down a marker for where we are now as a chorus, and where we want to be in the future – creating performances of the highest class with fantastic orchestral partners, often presented in a new and innovative way – inspiring new audiences to engage with our work.

Be part of an exhilarating musical year

All our donors understand the importance of philanthropic support of the arts, acknowledging that ticket income alone is not sufficient to support concerts of the originality and excellence with which BFC performs.

We hope you will join like-minded music lovers and support Brighton Festival Chorus.

You can support us at one of the following levels:

  • Anniversary Benefactor £500 +
  • Anniversary Patron £150 - £499
  • Anniversary Friend £50 - £149

We can guarantee a close involvement with our creative process, the highest quality music, and a lot of fun!

All our Anniversary Supporters will have:

  • Advanced notice of all our activities
  • Priority booking where possible
  • Opportunities to attend selected rehearsals
  • Acknowledgment in BFC 50 print and on the BFC website
  • An invitation to our BFC Birthday Party

Become a Supporter

For further information please contact:

Anniversary Benefactors Anniversary Patrons Anniversary Friends   
Buster Ashdown Robin Adams Rosemary Baigent
Kate and Carl Belfield Mr and Mrs Andrews-Smith        DS & VE Betts
Richard Blows Ann Berkovitch Barbara Blows
Lucy Brett Camilla Dinkel Helen Clement
Brian Derbyshire Eric Finney Prue Hopkinson
Kevin Callaghan Rodney Gadsden Peter Hunt
Sylvia Coward Robin Hart Heather Lewis
Michael and Gill Evans Halcyon McLaren Joy Pidsley
Wendy and Andrew Forbes Richard Partridge Angela and John Pullen         
Audrey and John Fryer Hilary Pulham  
Richard, Lorna and Cordelia Gartside John Ridler  
Dan Giles Tim Rounding  
John and Sue Godfrey Richard Smart  
Jo Holden Trust Jane Talbot  
Liz Graver Eric Thompson  
Barbara Green Ray Turley  
Bettina and Steven Harris John Wing  
T and A Jones    
Steve and Marilyn Linehan    
Jinks McGrath    
Helen McMurray    
Hilary Orram    
Andreas Prindl    
Richard Pulham     
Eric and Rosemary Thompson    
Peter Tratt    
Julian Wilkinson    
In memory of Sergeant Benjamin Reuben Griffiths
KIA 27 November 1917 during the Battle of Cambria

... and all the other donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Become a Sponsor


Brighton Festival Chorus is pleased to be sponsored by Howarth of London