Updated Privacy & Safeguarding of Data Policy

Those of you with overflowing email inboxes will be only too well aware that the new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on Fri 25 May 2018. The new regulations require organisations to clearly set out what information they hold about you, why they hold it, how they use and protect it, who they share it with, and why. … Read More

BFC concerts in the Brighton Festival and beyond

Brighton Festival Chorus has two concerts taking place at Brighton Dome during the Brighton Festival: Britten: War Requiem (Sat 12 May 7.30pm) to mark the centenary of the end of World War One, BFC is joined by the Britten Sinfonia and the Orchestre de Picardie (who are based in Amiens in the heart of what was the Western Front), and … Read More

BPO office closure dates in April & May

Due to staff sickness and holidays the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra office will unfortunately be closed from 21 April to 13 May 2018 inclusive. Emails received during this period will be checked periodically but may not receive a response until the week commencing 14 May. If you would like to leave a message on the office answerphone the number is (01273) … Read More

Brighton Phil’s new season at Brighton Dome commences 14 October 2018

Thanks to a substantial grant from the John Carewe Brighton Orchestra Trust, and a generous legacy from the late Ted McFadyen (a Friend of the Phil), the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra has been able to plan our 94th concert season at Brighton Dome. Concert Manager & Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall writes: “We had a terrific response to Barry Wordsworth’s request to … Read More

John Bradbury: Session Musician

In the latest of a series of articles by Brighton Phil Leader John Bradbury, he tells us about his experiences as a session musician when he’s not playing with the Brighton Phil. It is no less than 33 years since I left the safety of BBC employment and became a freelance musician. Synthesizers and artificial electronic sounds had not then … Read More

In memoriam

The Society is deeply saddened to have learned of the recent deaths of a number of Friends of the Phil and supporters of the orchestra, including: Betty Fitzsimmons a former volunteer and Friend of the Phil for many years. Dr John Harrison a long-standing Friend of the Phil who, with his wife Judy, has sponsored the orchestral chair of Principal Bass … Read More

Introducing Gemma Seymour

Third year Sussex University Music student Gemma Seymour has been undertaking a placement with the Brighton Phil this Spring as she explores the hypothesis: “Partnerships with schools and local organizations, such as orchestras, have a positive effect on encouraging music education in schools” for her final project. Gemma has been assisting with the orchestra’s Education Project whilst also exploring ways … Read More