Some fun Friday facts about Sir Hubert Parry

  This year is the centenary of the death of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, one of the great 19th century British composers. Parry, whose symphonic poem From Death to Life (1914) the Brighton Phil will perform on Sun 14 October at Brighton Dome, is perhaps best known as the composer of popular choral works Jerusalem, I Was Glad and Blest … Read More

Brighton Phil musicians’ highlights of the new season

We asked our musicians which pieces of music they were particularly looking forward to playing this season: “This season is offering several things that are new to me, and that in itself is a rare treat. In the first concert, the Parry and the Elgar Bavarian Highlands are both going to be pieces that I have never heard, let alone … Read More

Barry Wordsworth looks forward to start of new season

Barry Wordsworth, Conductor Laureate of the Brighton Phil, takes charge of the first concert of our new season at Brighton Dome on Sun 14 October joined by Brighton Festival Chorus, and invites you to come along and enjoy some wonderful music: “I am very much looking forward to seeing you at the Dome on October 14th. It’s an important occasion … Read More

Worbey & Farrell to perform in London in September

  Worbey & Farrell, who brought the Brighton Phil’s last season to such an entertaining conclusion in March, are performing in London on Thursday 6 September at 7.30pm. Their Rhapsody in Blue programme at Cadogan Hall includes favourites such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and many more. Here is a link to a … Read More

Planned maintenance on BPO website and email – 3-7 August 2018

Please note that the Brighton Phil’s website and email are being moved to a new (secure) server over the period Friday 3 – Tuesday 7 August 2018 so we anticipate that these services will be unavailable at times during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you in advance, and plan to have everything back up and … Read More

Nicolas Chisholm featured in Sussex Life magazine

The Brighton Phil’s Chairman Nicolas Chisholm is featured in the August edition of Sussex Life magazine. The interesting article covers his school days at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, singing at Chichester Cathedral, teaching Classics at Hurstpierpoint College and his time as Headmaster at the Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as the challenges of keeping a professional orchestra alive with no public … Read More

Deadline looms for priority booking (Friends of the Phil)

Friday 13 July is the deadline for priority booking for the 2018/19 season at Brighton Dome for Friends of the Phil. If you have not yet completed and returned your early bird booking form, please do so asap!   If you have not received your booking forms (which were posted out on 13 June along with the June Friends of … Read More

Very sad news

“It is with great sadness that we have to report that Melanie Hornsby passed away on Tuesday night surrounded by her family. She was an incredibly strong and very positive person and fought her appalling illness with great courage. She will be sadly missed by everyone as she was a very popular and well liked person – we will miss … Read More

New season brochures are here!

Yes it’s that time of year again – the Brighton Phil’s new season brochures are back from the printers! We hope you like the cover of the new season brochure as much as we do! It uses the same quirky illustration as the leaflets we produced in time for the final concert of last season. Designed as always by the … Read More

BPO’s new season opens with BFC & Barry Wordsworth

Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth will open the Brighton Phil’s new season at 2.45pm on Sunday 14 October 2018 in Brighton Dome with Brighton Festival Chorus (currently celebrating its 50th anniversary year). They will be performing a programme of orchestral and choral works, including many by Elgar, some of which they recently recorded together for SOMM Recordings – “Ecce sacerdos magnus” – … Read More