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This is your access to our entire performance history of which we are very proud – all the concerts and recordings, dates, works, conductors, orchestras, soloists, and venues since our founding in 1968.

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Beethoven 9th Symphony ‘Choral’ – Recording


National Symphony Orchestra | St Jude on the Hill
Conducted by Rimma Sushanskaya



Beethoven 9th Symphony ‘Choral’ – Rehearsal


National Symphony Orchestra | Henry Wood Hall
Conducted by Rimma Sushanskaya


Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, ‘Choral’


National Symphony Orchestra | Cadogan Hall, London
Conducted by Rimma Sushanskaya

200th Anniversary Concert.    

Brighton Festival Chorus will join the National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Rimma Sushanskaya to mark the exact 200th anniversary, to the day, of the first public performance of the Symphony.

The Ninth Symphony premiered on 7 May 1824 at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna, with the hall packed with an eager and curious audience. It was the composer’s first on-stage appearance in 12 years.

Concert, Recording


Carmina Burana, Carl Orff


Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra | Royal Festival Hall, London
Conducted by James Morgan

The monumental harmony of over 200 voices of Brighton Festival Chorus and Southend Boys' Choir combine with the full force of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform Orff's masterwork Carmina Burana. Also on this afternoon’s programme are Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No.1, performed by Jennifer Pike, and Sibelius’ Finlandia.



The Stranger, Arnesen


All Saints Church, Hove
Conducted by James Morgan

Conductor James Morgan Soloists Thomas Kemp Orchestra Chamber Domaine Brighton Festival Chorus presents the UK Premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s The Stranger. Originally commissioned by Minneapolis’s Together In Hope Choir in conjunction with the UNHCR, its interweaving of refugee poems and multi-faith texts in an ecumenical musical mix spells out the message: we are not strangers, but all share a common humanity. Brighton Festival 2024


Christmas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Conducted by James Morgan

Celebrate the festive season with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brighton Festival Chorus and Youth Choir in this sparkling family-friendly concert Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir Conductor James Morgan Mezzo Soprano Juliette Pochin


Briggs. MediaVita

Conducted by


Puccini. Messa Di Gloria

London Mozart Players | All Saints Church, Hove
Conducted by James Morgan