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.
This great image, adapted from the original design by Mark Attwell, the Brighton Phil’s designer, is now on view in Brighton Dome Box Office (on the plasma screen over the desk) encouraging those who see it to pick up a copy of our matching 2017/18 season brochure – available all over the city and downloadable from our website (as a 24 page pdf document) at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/BPO-MSB-2017-18.pdf
Priority booking for Friends of the Phil has now officially closed. Tickets will be posted out by Brighton Dome Ticket Office after the August Bank Holiday weekend. Pre-ordered programmes will be sent out from the BPO office with the September and December newsletters respectively.
Tickets for our 2017/18 season will go on sale to the general public on Mon 4 September from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online: www.brightondome.org.
The Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society, the registered charity which manages the orchestra, was established “to promote and assist the study, practice, knowledge and appreciation of music, and generally advance the cause of music. It aims to bring pleasure to the local community through providing high quality, varied classical music programmes, professionally performed, at realistic prices to the audience, within the Society’s available resources.” With ticket prices starting from just £12, 50% discounts available for students & Under 18s, those on Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit, and children able to attend for just £1 (when accompanied by an adult ticket-holder), we hope you agree that we are fulfilling our mission.
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, and with ticket sales bringing in less than half the funds needed for our annual concert season, we rely on individual donations from our supporters for all our programming. We are still seeking additional 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 hugely supportive of the orchestra and their membership of the Society is crucial to its survival. Information on the benefits of becoming a Friend of your local professional orchestra (including priority booking), how to join, sponsor or make a donation can be found at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/
For more information about the orchestra 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.
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 is now available from Brighton Dome, the BPO office and various locations around the city.
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
We are seeking still sponsorship for our 2017/18 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 (June 2017) is now available to download as a pdf file here: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/BPO-Newsletter-JUNE-2017.pdf
Our next newsletter will be published in September. 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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