Welcome to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra


Welcome to the website of the Brighton Philharmonic, Brighton & Hove’s professional orchestra, which performs an annual season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome along with a hugely popular New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala. We hope that it answers all your questions about who we are, what we do and how you can obtain tickets for our concerts.

Tickets for our 2017/18 season will be available from Mon 4 September from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, (01273) 709709 and www.brightondome.org.

Read about our burgeoning Education Programme, which has brought live classical music to over 1,000 local children in the last three years, at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/education/

As one of the few remaining professional British orchestras to survive without any public funding, we rely on individual donations from our supporters for all our programming and we are seeking sponsorship for our 2017/18 Concert Season at Brighton Dome to help ensure that we can continue to present interesting and attractive programmes to the people of Brighton & Hove, and beyond. See: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/support/

The Friends of the Phil are, as always, hugely supportive of the orchestra. Information on the benefits of becoming a Friend of your local professional orchestra (including priority booking for next season during the month of June), how to join or how to make a donation can be found at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/

For more information please sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter, latest news and updates by email – simply enter your email address in the box near the bottom of this page (under Newsletter). You can choose to unsubscribe at any time.



Nicolas Chisholm, MBE

Chairman of BHPS


Concert Season at Brighton Dome 2017/18

We are delighted to be able to reveal the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert programme for our next season at Brighton Dome from October 2017 – March 2018.


You can download a pdf version at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BPO-2017_18-SEASON.pdf

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Mon 4 September although Friends of the Philharmonic benefit from priority booking during the month of June (details of which will be included in the Society’s next newsletter).

For details on how to become a Friend of the Phil please see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/


Our 2017/18 Concert Season brochure with more information will be available from Brighton Dome, the BPO office and various locations around the city in June.

Look out for the distinctive cover design (where the starling murmuration over the West Pier has been replaced by musical notes).

You can download a pdf version (24 pages) here: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/BPO-MSB-2017-18.pdf

Your orchestra needs you

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

We are seeking sponsorship for our 93rd concert season at Brighton Dome, details of which can be found above.

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 an orchestral chair position, a specific concert 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

Illustrated talk on the history of the Brighton Phil by BHPS Chairman Nicolas Chisholm, MBE


Our latest Friends of the Phil newsletter (March 2017) is available to download as a pdf file here: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk//BPO-Newsletter-MARCH-2017.pdf.


Our next newsletter will be published in June. Sign up to receive your copy by email every quarter (March, June, September & December), along with occasional e-news updates. Simply enter your email address below (noting that you can unsubscribe from these emails at any time):


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