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

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