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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.

The BFC archive was developed and is maintained by Steve Linehan, our Brighton Festival Chorus archivist and member of the Bass section. For any queries please contact Steve via archive@bfc.org.uk.

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05/03/2023

The Music of The Lord of the Rings and Beyond

London Concert Orchestra | Royal Festival Hall, London
Conducted by Toby Purser

Gather the fellowship to experience epic and inspirational music from The Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit and Game of Thrones.
The worlds of TV, film and fantasy are brought to life in one concert to rule them all, featuring a full symphony orchestra and stunning choir. There’s music from a whole suite of fantasy favourites, including The WitcherDragonheartThe Chronicles of NarniaHow to Train Your DragonPirates of the CaribbeanStar Wars and Avatar.
London Concert Orchestra | Brighton Festival Chorus

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19/02/2023

St Matthew Passion

Bach

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra | Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Conducted by Robert Howarth

With Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, a stellar cast of solo singers and the brilliant conductor and harpsichordist Robert Howarth, this is an event in the calendar not to be missed.

The searing story of Christ’s betrayal, Last Supper, arrest and death is wrapped in some of Bach’s greatest and most moving music: it can be noble, passionate, tragic, intimate and ultimately meditative. It’s tour de force for every performer onstage.

James Oxley: Evangelist Matthew Brook: Christus Lisa Howarth: soprano Patrick Terry: countertenor Guy Cutting: tenor Ashley Riches: bass Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus

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11/12/2022

BFC Christmas Concert with the RPO

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 family-friendly concer. Enjoy all your favourite carols and Christmas songs, hear your best (or worst) Christmas jokes read out, and you may even be asked to try your hand at conducting ...

Soloist Juliette Pochin Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir

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10/12/2022

A Dickensian Christmas

London Concert Brass | Royal Festival Hall, London
Conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton

Toast the Christmas spirit with Charles Dickens, and celebrate the best of Victorian carols, classics and a selection of readings from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Christmas Carols : Sussex Carol arr. Willcocks; The Holly and the Ivy arr. Walford Davies; Ding Dong! Merrily on High arr. Wood; Joy to the World arr. Cullen; Deck the Hall arr. Willcocks FX Gruber: Silent Night Holst: In the bleak midwinter Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol - highlights (readings) Christmas Carols: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; O Come All Ye Faithful; Once in Royal David's City; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen London Concert Brass Brighton Festival Chorus City of London Choir

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19/11/2022

BFC Autumn Concert : Beyond The Sea

Gabrieli, Mealor

All Saints Church, Hove
Conducted by James Morgan

Stunning Venetian polychoral music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli rubs shoulders with The Farthest Shore, a dramatic oratorio written by contemporary composer Paul Mealor, who rocketed to fame when his music was performed at the Royal Wedding. All of these will make full use of the cavernous space of All Saint’s Church, Hove, with singers and ensembles in various parts of the building, just as they did in St. Mark’s in Renaissance Venice. Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Ensemble Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm Tickets £25 and £17.50 Students and Under 16s £7.50 ticketsource.co.uk  

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17/09/2022

Carmina Burana

Orff

London Philharmonic Orchestra | Royal Albert Hall, London
Conducted by James Morgan

"400 VOICES IN MONUMENTAL HARMONY" GLINKA Russlan and Ludmilla Overture SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ Symphony’ ORFF Carmina Burana London Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Choral Society Brighton Festival Chorus Goldsmiths Choral Union Helena Dix soprano Anthony Gregory tenor Alex Otterburn baritone James Morgan conductor

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01/07/2022

TommyInnit & Friends

Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Conducted by

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09/07/2022

BFC SUMMER CONCERT 2022

Chamber Domaine | All Saints Church, Hove
Conducted by James Morgan

BFC were delighted to welcome Chamber Domaine to perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Barber’s achingly beautiful Adagio for Strings and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna - a programme of beautiful choral and orchestral music from 20th century American composers, which was perfect for a summer’s evening.

Chamber Domaine | Brighton Festival Chorus

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