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. 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.

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 Sunday 9 October with Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth at the helm 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 and Ian Brignall – click on the link below to watch the result.



Read about the season in The Argus Guide (Fri 23 Sep) where Edwin Gilson interviews BPO Concert Manager Ian Brignall about the work of the orchestra and the coming season: http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/events/14761469.Brighton_Philharmonic_Orchestra

Our Main Season Brochure detailing all the concerts in our 2016/17 season at Brighton Dome, our 92nd season, is available for download below. 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 is already proving popular.




The brochure is available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, the BPO office and various locations around the city.

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)

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/

Our Summer Season of chamber music concerts “Brighton Connections” took place in the Brighton Unitarian Church, a lovely venue for ensemble playing. Thank you to everyone who joined us for some wonderful chamber music and the opportunity to discover new works by four local composers alongside the music of some well-loved favourites.  Reviews and information about the programmes and the local composers we featured in the concerts can be found at www.brightonphil.org.uk/news

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, 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

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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