Chance to conduct the Brighton Philharmonic & Brighton Festival Chorus

The Brighton Festival Chorus are running a draw to choose a member of the audience at their annual Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome (Saturday 12 December, 6pm) to come up on stage to conduct the Chorus and the BPO in the “Hallelujah Chorus”.   If you’ve always fancied wielding the conductor’s baton, please see the Brighton Festival Chorus website for further … Read More

Sunday 6 December concert

Our third concert of the season takes place on Sunday 6 December and for this afternoon we are under the baton of guest conductor Stephen Bell, a familiar face for Brighton Philharmonic audiences. He is joined by Martin Owen, one of the leading horn players in Europe, who will perform Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No.1.  Martin last performed with the BPO … Read More

New Year’s Eve programme confirmed

We are delighted to be able to confirm the programme for our annual New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala concert, featuring Kiandra Howarth (soprano) and conducted by our Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth: JOHANN STRAUSS II  Overture: Die Fledermaus EDUARD STRAUSS  Bahn Frei FRANZ LEHAR  Gold and Silver FRANZ LEHAR  Meine Lippen (Giuditta) FRANZ LEHAR  Eine wird Kommen (Der Zarewitsch) JOHANN STRAUSS … Read More

Remembering Martin Lindsay-Hills

Martin Lindsay-Hills sadly passed away at home on 19 August. In recognition of his generous support of the Society we will be dedicating our final concert of the season on Sunday 20 March to his memory. Frances Lindsay-Hills writes: “Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony was one of his absolute favourites, having been a keen sailor all his life. The Festival Chorus … Read More

Reviews of latest concert

Below are links to reviews of the BPO’s second concert of the 2015/16 season where the orchestra was joined by cellist Gemma Rosefield, playing a cello formerly owned by the Prince Regent:   The Latest: Andrew Connal from The Latest gave the concert a five star rating, saying: “Once again the maestro brought his empathy with dance to the concert hall…The … Read More

Normal service has resumed

We are relieved to be able to report that the technical issues that adversely affected our website and email yesterday and earlier today have now been resolved and normal service has been restored. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

Peter Back previews Sunday 8 November concert

On Sunday afternoon the exciting young cellist Gemma Rosefield will join the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brighton Dome to perform Tchaikovsky’s much loved Variations on a Rococo Theme.  The piece reflects the composer’s great admiration for the music of Mozart, as seen through the prism of Tchaikovsky’s own individual style and temperament.  Gemma plays on a cello made in … Read More

Prince Regent’s cello returns to Royal Pavilion estate

On Sunday 8 November 2015 the exciting young cellist Gemma Rosefield joins the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra in Brighton Dome Concert Hall to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Gemma plays on a cello made in Naples in 1704 by Alessandro Gagliano which was formerly owned and played by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, and housed in the … Read More

Reviews of BPO’s opening concert

Below are links to reviews of the BPO’s exciting opening concert of the 2015/16 season where the orchestra was joined by pianist Stephen Hough: The Lark Reviews: http://www.larkreviews.co.uk/?cat=3 The Argus: http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/critic/13841030.Brighton_Philharmonic_Orchestra/