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Tickets are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, (01273) 709709 and www.brightondome.org.

Our first concert of the new season took place on Sun 9 October with Barry Wordsworth at the helm joined by guest soloist Andriy Vytovych (viola) for a rousing programme that included music by Liszt, Walton & Tchaikovsky. ITV Meridian News came to the morning rehearsal at Brighton Dome to film the orchestra rehearsing and interview Barry Wordsworth (Conductor Laureate) and Ian Brignall (Concert Manager) – click on the link below to watch the result:


Our second concert on Sun 6 November was a collaboration with the Brighton Festival Chorus with whom we performed Brahms’ Schicksalsleid (a gem of a piece previously unfamiliar to many) and his magnificent German Requiem under the baton of James Morgan (BFC’s Music Director) with soloists Sarah Tynan (soprano) & Leigh Melrose (baritone). Read the rave reviews this concert engendered at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/reviews-of-sundays-concert-2/

Our next concert on Sun 4 December celebrates some of the most wonderful orchestral music written for film in a “Best of British Film Scores” concert which is already proving popular. You can see the whole programme at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts/sunday-4-december-2016/, read what Richard Balcombe our guest conductor has to say about the concert and film music at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/the-best-of-british-film-scores-sun-4-december/ and read Peter Back’s preview of the concert at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/peter-back-previews-our-next-concert-sun-4-december/




You can read about the pieces some of our musicians are particularly looking forward to performing this season, and why, at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/season-highlights-from-brighton-phil-musicians/

Personally I am looking forward very much to the Korngold Violin Concerto and to hearing Chloë Hanslip playing it. I first heard Chloë play the violin when she was five years old and have been bowled over by her playing ever since! To have the Elgar First Symphony in the same programme is the icing on the cake. (Sun 5 November)

The whole season was previewed in The Argus Guide (Fri 23 Sep) when Edwin Gilson interviewed BPO Concert Manager Ian Brignall about the work of the orchestra and the coming season:


Our Main Season Brochure detailing all the concerts in our 2016/17 season at Brighton Dome, our 92nd season, is available for download below and from various locations around the city including Brighton Dome, the BPO office, and Visit Brighton information points at Brighton Station, Churchill Square and Jubilee Library.

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, or contribute towards, some concerts in our 2016/17 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/


Nicolas Chisholm, MBE

Chairman of BHPS

AGM of the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society: Sun 4 December

The AGM of the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society takes place this Sunday at 4.50pm in the Founders Room at Brighton Dome immediately after the concert. To view the agenda and paperwork please go to: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/agm-sun-4-december/


Your orchestra needs you

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

We are still seeking some sponsorship for our 92nd 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 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 are available from 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.  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.

Our Main Season Brochure detailing the whole season is available from Brighton Dome, the BPO office and various locations around the city.


you can DOWNLOAD a pdf version of the brochure here.


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



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