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A FAREWELL TO BARRY & A WARM WELCOME TO JOANNA!

Our friends the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra are looking forward to 2021 with their new Music Director Joanna MacGregor.

LASZLO REMEMBERED : A YEAR ON

‘Laszlo Heltay Remembered’ - a new collection of reminiscences has been published about BFC's Founder who did so much to influence choral singing and standards across Europe.

RETURN TO SINGING

BFC was one of the first choirs to venture back to rehearsal. On Monday 14 September 86 members of the 150 strong Brighton Festival Chorus obediently waited in masks at 2m distances outside All Saints Church in Hove to come together for their first rehearsal since 17 March.

SINGING ON A SUMMER AFTERNOON IN SUSSEX

Singing together again, in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Thank you to James Morgan and Juliette Pochin for a wonderful afternoon for BFC & BFYC!

BFC VIRTUAL CHOIR
‘NO RACK CAN TORTURE ME’

Recorded during lockdown, with words from a poem by Emily Dickinson and music by Morgan Pochin. Particularly apt for these times.

BFC was delighted to record Terence Dunn's soundtrack to the Loewe Christmas ad ‘The Otter's Tale' (Nina Gantz, Blinklink).

Vera Lynn 100
A FAREWELL TO VERA LYNN

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Vera Lynn on 18 June 2020. We have treasured memories of collaborating on her 100th birthday album. Rest in Peace Dame Vera.

IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

Composer and Bass 1 Clive Whitburn wrote this piece using the viral poem by Kitty O’Meara ‘And The People Stayed Home’. Members of BFC feature on the recording.

LÁSZLÓ HELTAY OBITUARY

László Heltay the Founding Father of BFC, passed away peacefully at his home in Hungary on 17 December 2019. Here we remember our first Music Director who inspired a generation