Welcome to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Welcome to the website of the Brighton Philharmonic, Brighton & Hove’s professional orchestra, which performs an annual season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome along with a hugely popular New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala.

We hope that it answers all your questions about who we are and what we do.

The Brighton Phil at Brighton Dome 2019/20 Season

Our 2019/20 season brochure with details of all the concerts and how to purchase tickets is available from the BPO office and Brighton Dome Ticket Office or you can download a (pdf 20 page) copy here by clicking on this link: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BPO-SEASON-PROGRAMME-no-trims.pdf

Tickets (ranging from £14.50-£42.50 - discounts/concessions available) will go on sale on Mon 7 October from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton, (01273) 709709 and online: brightondome.org

Our first concert of the new season on Sun 10 November showcases the Brighton Philharmonic Strings who are joined by violinist Christian Garrick and friends for a programme of music from South America and beyond, including an orchestral suite of Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley's score for BBC TV's Poldark and Sir John Dankworth's rhythmic and bluesy Violin Concerto, which was written for Christian.

For more details of the concert programme see: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts/christian-garrick-friends-with-the-brighton-philharmonic-strings/

Thank you to our 2018/19 season sponsors and supporters

A reception to thank the orchestra’s patrons, sponsors and donors was held immediately following the 2018/19 season finale on Sun 17 March, attended by the then Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Dee Simson, Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth and members of the orchestra.

Read more and see photos taken at the event here: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/thank-you-to-our-sponsors-and-supporters%EF%BB%BF/

Society Business:

The Brighton Phil's Mission Statement

The Board of the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society, which manages the orchestra, produced a new Mission Statement for the Society last year. You can read it here, along with an explanation about the background behind it: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/brighton-hove-philharmonic-society/ 

Annual General Meeting: Sun 1 December 2019

The Society's 79th Annual General Meeting will take place in the Founders Room at Brighton Dome immediately after the concert on Sun 1 December 2019. The agenda for the meeting, at which both Chairman Nicolas Chisholm and Honorary Treasurer Sue McHugh will retire from the Board, having both served the maximum term of nine years, will be sent to Friends of the Phil in September, along with minutes of last year's meeting.

Support us

As one of the few remaining professional British orchestras to survive without any public funding, and with ticket sales bringing in less than half the funds needed for our annual concert season, we rely on individual donations from our supporters for all our programming.

We are currently seeking sponsorship for our 2019/20 concert 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: Support Us

The Friends of the Phil are hugely supportive of the orchestra and their membership of the Society is crucial to its survival. Information on the benefits of becoming a Friend of your local professional orchestra (including priority booking, free access to orchestral rehearsals and a free ticket to bring a friend to one of our concerts), how to join, sponsor or make a donation can be found at: Friends of BPO

For more information about the orchestra 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.

Nicolas Chisholm, MBE

Chairman of BHPS

Your orchestra needs you

We are enormously grateful to all those Friends and supporters whose sponsorship made our last season possible.

We are now seeking sponsorship for our 2019/20 concert season at Brighton Dome.

Ticket sales for our concerts, however good, make up less than 50% of our income and in order to continue to present such exciting programmes to our Brighton audiences the Society needs to raise sufficient sponsorship to make up the difference.

There are opportunities to sponsor an orchestral chair position, a specific concert or simply to contribute to the concert season as a whole, as an individual or joining with others.

For further details about all forms of sponsorship please contact the BPO on: (01273) 622900 or email: chairman @ brightonphil.org.uk


Our latest Friends of the Phil newsletter (July 2019) is now available to download as a 4 page colour pdf file here: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BPO-Newsletter-JULY-2019-no-trims.pdf

Our next newsletter will be published in September 2019.

Our latest e-newsletter (March 2019) can be viewed here: https://us12.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/share?id=2124661

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