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HIRE BFC

If you are a concert promotor planning a large-scale oratorio, have a creative project that requires a flexible and responsive professional chorus of experienced singers or are looking to try something new, fresh and inventive, we would love to hear from you.

We have a wealth of experience covering an eclectic range of music, from the full classical repertoire to contemporary scores, TV and commercial recordings, popular classics and cross-over repertoire with pop artists. From Offenbach to Alfie Boe, Elgar to Dame Edna Everage, Carmina Burana to Queen & Pete Townshend, we pride ourselves on being highly versatile, collaborative and professional.

We are experienced in meeting the demands of commercial clients and recording studios such as Abbey Road for advertising, radio or television. We frequently sing at major concert halls and pop music venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Leeds Castle. We thrive when performing new work in unusual venues. We’re happy to work semi-staged and from memory.

‘Musical
Excellence &
A spirit of fun’

Our Music Director, James Morgan, prepares the Chorus to the highest professional standards with regular rehearsals, vocal training workshops and regular re-auditions for all members. James’ extensive experience throughout the music business enables the Chorus to offer a wide range of different musical styles.

Choral arrangements can be offered if required.

To enquire about hiring the choir, please contact our General Manager, Fergus Marr: generalmanager@bfc.org.uk

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Concerts

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Recording sessions

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Works

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Conductors

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Years

Archive

Our performance history including all of our commercial and recording engagements.

Upcoming Performances

Brighton Festival Concert

Brighton Festival Concert

Sunday 29th May 2022, 8pm

Brighton Festival Concert

Saariaho, Vaughan Williams

Using texts from poet Abou Saîd and author Amin Maalouf, leading Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho conjures voyages and marine moods in music of profound power and beauty. Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, setting words by poet Walt Whitman, is an epic companion piece. Acclaimed soloists Gweneth-Ann Rand and Duncan Rock, alongside the massed ranks of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Brighton Festival Chorus, bring Brighton Festival to a close on a suitably mammoth scale.

Dome Concert Hall, Brighton | Ivan Volkov

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A Classical Gala

A Classical Gala

Sunday 22nd May, 2022. 2.30pm

A Classical Gala

Gounod, Orff, Verdi

Experience the very best of classical music in celebration of ‘Britain’s most successful living classical impresario’ (Spectator), Raymond Gubbay CBE and his long association with the Hall. Bringing together famous classical works from opera and stage, by composers such as Gershwin, Sondheim, Ravel, Elgar, Verdi and more.

Royal Albert Hall, London | Barry Wordsworth

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Sunday 29th May 2022, 8pm

Brighton Festival Concert

Saariaho, Vaughan Williams

Using texts from poet Abou Saîd and author Amin Maalouf, leading Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho conjures voyages and marine moods in music of profound power and beauty. Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, setting words by poet Walt Whitman, is an epic companion piece. Acclaimed soloists Gweneth-Ann Rand and Duncan Rock, alongside the massed ranks of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Brighton Festival Chorus, bring Brighton Festival to a close on a suitably mammoth scale.

Dome Concert Hall, Brighton | Ivan Volkov

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Sunday 22nd May, 2022. 2.30pm

A Classical Gala

Gounod, Orff, Verdi

Experience the very best of classical music in celebration of ‘Britain’s most successful living classical impresario’ (Spectator), Raymond Gubbay CBE and his long association with the Hall. Bringing together famous classical works from opera and stage, by composers such as Gershwin, Sondheim, Ravel, Elgar, Verdi and more.

Royal Albert Hall, London | Barry Wordsworth

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I had the pleasure of working with James Morgan and the Brighton Festival Chorus on music for a production of THE CRITIC at Chichester Festival Theatre. As always with these jobs, everything was a bit last minute and could have been a panic-stricken shambles. But James not only got the music, arranged from “See The Conqu’ring Hero Comes”, rehearsed and recorded in record time and with pitch-perfect accuracy, but the whole chorus readily entered into the spirit of the occasion, the climax of an evening of farcical grandeur, and performed with great verve and panache. I was delighted with the results which combined both musical excellence and a spirit of fun, a combination often aimed for and hard to achieve. Thank you, James and all the members of BFC for a wonderful job

Matthew Scott, Former Head of Music, the National Theatre