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.

We are currently preparing a brochure detailing all concerts in our 2016/17 season at Brighton Dome (see flyer below) which will be our 92nd season. 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. The brochure will be available in June from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, the BPO office and various locations around the city. Friends of the Phil will receive a copy with their June newsletter along with priority booking forms for season tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 5 September.

Tickets are now on sale for our Summer Season of chamber music concerts “Brighton Connections” which takes place once again in the Brighton Unitarian Church, a lovely venue for ensemble playing. Full details of our four concerts and the local composers we are featuring in them can be found at www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts. We do hope you will join us for some wonderful chamber music and the opportunity to discover new works by local composers alongside the music of some well-loved favourites. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for these concerts – see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/support/ and we are most grateful to Mr & Mrs Julian Pelling for their kind sponsorship of the printed programmes and publicity for the summer season.

The Friends of the Philharmonic are, as always, hugely supportive of the BPO. Information on the benefits of becoming a Friend of your local professional orchestra, 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 professional British orchestras to survive without any public funding, we rely on individual donations from our supporters for all our programming and there are still opportunities to sponsor orchestral positions and concerts in both our summer season and 2016/17 main orchestral concert season 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/


Nicolas Chisholm, MBE

Chairman of BHPS

BPO’s Summer Season 2016


Tickets are on sale from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone and online at: www.brightonticketshop.com

Tickets are £15 (£12 for Friends of the Philharmonic).

For a special “Buy 4 tickets, get one free” offer for over the counter and telephone bookings only please speak to Brighton Dome Ticket Office staff.

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

You can DOWNLOAD a pdf version of this flyer here.

Your orchestra needs you

YourOrchestraNeedsYouImageWe are enormously grateful to all those Friends and supporters whose sponsorship made our last 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, 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

Main Concert Season at Brighton Dome 2016/17

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Tickets for our 92nd orchestral season at Brighton Dome 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 enjoy priority booking for tickets, including season tickets, from June.  For details on how to become a Friend of the Philharmonic please see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/

You can DOWNLOAD a pdf version of this flyer here.

A brochure detailing the whole season will be downloadable on this website from June. Hard copies of the brochure will also be available from Brighton Dome, the BPO office and various locations around the city.


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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