Join Brighton Festival Chorus for an exciting programme of events during June and July 2024 as we bring this phenomenal work alive in Brighton and Sussex.

We’re offering three unique opportunities for the Brighton and Sussex community to join us in rehearsal as we prepare for a monumental concert performance of the Mass in B Minor in All Saints Church, Hove.

The final performance with the City of London Sinfonia on Saturday 13 July will take place alongside the creation of a piece of visual art which will unfold alongside the performance itself.


An open afternoon of choral singing

Sunday 30th June, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Road, Brighton. Sat Nav Post Code BN2 4PN
Free admission. Click here to register at

James Morgan and Juliette Pochin will lead an informal musical afternoon welcoming anyone of any age, whether they read music or not, whether they sing in the shower or the local pub, or are accomplished singers. There will be local exercises, sining games, bits of the Mass in B Minor that you know and bits to whet the appetite for the performance.


Public rehearsal

Tuesday 2nd July, 6.45pm-9.30pm
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Sussex University, Falmer. BN1 9PX
Free admission. Click here to register at

A limited number of places will be available to watch the Chorus at work as they near the end of the rehearsal process.


Tutti orchestral (‘dress’) rehearsal

Saturday 13th July, 2.30pm-6.00pm
All Saints Church, Hove, BN3 3QE
Free admission. Click here to register at

Enjoy a unique chance to see the chorus working with the orchestra and soloists for the first time as the work comes together a few hours before the performance. A free concert programme will be given to everyone attending.


Final performance: Bach Mass in B Minor, City of London Sinfonia & Brighton Festival Chorus with soloists and live visual art by Curtis Tappenden

Saturday 13th July, 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Hove, BN3 3QE
Tickets £35, £30 & £25. Students and under 16s half-price. Click here to buy tickets at

This final performance is the pinnacle of the Sussex Sings Bach project. The City of London Sinfonia and Brighton Festival Chorus and soloists perform alongside an evolving piece of live visual art.