In September the Brighton Festival Chorus spent two days in the Coliseum in Watford with Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra recording a number of less well-known pieces by Elgar. In March they returned to record Elgar’s From the Bavarian Highlands. The recording (by SOMM Records) should be available later in the year.
Brighton Festival Chorus is proud to have provided backing vocals for some of the tracks on the album Vera Lynn 100, released by Decca Records on Friday 17 March, three days before Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
BFC is participating in the return of Symfunny to the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 19 April, bringing together musicians and comedians for a night of music and laughter to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. Symfunny is the brainchild of producer, composer and conductor James Morgan, BFC’s Music Director, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 42. For more information see: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/symfunny-no-2
Finally, the BFC will be joining the Britten Sinfonia under conductor Diego Masson to perform John Adams’s glittering choral symphony Harmonium in the closing concert of this year’s Brighton Festival at Brighton Dome on Sunday 28 May.
Tickets are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office: http://brightonfestival.org/event/10950