Welcome to the website of the Brighton Philharmonic, Brighton & Hove’s professional orchestra. We hope that it answers all your questions about who we are, what we do and how you can obtain tickets for our concerts.

Our 91st season at Brighton Dome recently came to a satisfying conclusion with a rousing season finale under the baton of Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth on Sunday 20th March when we were joined on stage by the Brighton Festival Chorus for a performance of Vaughan William’s epic Sea Symphony.

Previously we joined the BFC in their annual Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Saturday 12 December, which also featured the Brighton Festival Youth Choir, in a celebration of Christmas music, traditional and modern.

Our third Summer Season of chamber music concerts “Brighton Connections” takes place once again in the Brighton Unitarian Church, a lovely venue for ensemble playing, and details of our four concerts can be found elsewhere on our website.  We do hope you will join us for some wonderful chamber music and the opportunity to discover the work of local composers alongside the music of some of your favourite composers.  Sponsorship opportunities for individual concerts or the publicity/programmes for the whole season are available – see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/support/

The Friends of the Philharmonic are, as always, hugely supportive of the BPO and as a result the orchestra is thriving. Information on the benefits of becoming a Friend, how to join or how to make a donation can be found at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/

As one of the few remaining British orchestras to survive without any public funding, we do rely on individual donations from our supporters for our programming and you will see that we have an exciting 92nd concert season planned for 2016/17, for which opportunities are available to sponsor individual musicians or whole concerts to help ensure that we can continue to present interesting and attractive programmes. See: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/support/

nicWe look forward to welcoming you back to Brighton Dome in October for our 92nd concert season, where we are sure you will enjoy the wonderful music we have planned which features an array of well-known soloists, another collaboration with the Brighton Festival Chorus and a “Best of British Film Scores” concert which we are sure will prove popular.


Nicolas Chisholm, MBE

Chairman of BHPS

Your orchestra needs you

YourOrchestraNeedsYouImageWe are enormously grateful to all those Friends and supporters whose sponsorship made our latest season possible.

We are now seeking sponsorship for our 92nd concert season at Brighton Dome and for our Summer Season of chamber music at Brighton Unitarian Church – details of which can be found elsewhere on this website.

Ticket sales for our concerts, however good, make up less than 50% of our income and in order to present such exciting programmes the Society needs to raise sufficient sponsorship to make up the difference.

There are opportunities to sponsor orchestral chairs, a specific concert, publicity/programmes for the Summer Season or simply to contribute to the concert season as a whole, as an individual or joining with others as part of a consortium.

For further details about all forms of sponsorship please contact the BPO on: (01273) 622900 or email: nicolaschisholm@brightonphil.org.uk

BPO’s Summer Season 2016


We are delighted to be able to announce the detailed programmes for our third “Brighton Connections” Summer Season of chamber music concerts at Brighton Unitarian Church.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 16 May via Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone and online at: www.brightonticketshop.com

Tickets are £15 (£12 for Friends of the Philharmonic). For details on how to become a Friend of the Phil please see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/

You can DOWNLOAD a pdf version of this flyer here.

Main Concert Season at Brighton Dome 2016/17

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We are delighted to announce details of our 92nd concert season at Brighton Dome which commences on Sunday 9 October 2016.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 5 September via Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone and online: www.brightondome.org

Friends of the Philharmonic are able to purchase tickets and season tickets from June.  For details on how to become a Friend of the Philharmonic please go to our Friends page at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/

You can DOWNLOAD a pdf version of this flyer here.


Our latest newsletter (March 2016) is now available to DOWNLOAD as a pdf file here (click on the coloured/underlined word DOWNLOAD). Our next newsletter will be available in June.


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