On Sun 17 March after our season finale at Brighton Dome the Brighton Phil held a reception for the orchestra’s patrons, sponsors and donors to thank them for their support over the 2018/19 concert season.
Attended by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Councillor Dee Simson and many members of the orchestra, those present enjoyed champagne courtesy of an anonymous donor, and heard speeches by Chairman Nicolas Chisholm, MBE, the Mayor and Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. It was also an opportunity for those who sponsor orchestral chairs to personally meet the musicians they support.
Special thanks were made to the John Carewe Brighton Orchestra Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Chalk Cliff Trust and the Elgar Society without whose generous financial support the past season would not have been possible. Sussex Masonic Charities and those Friends of the Phil who donated to the Education Programme this season were also thanked.
Photos courtesy of David Gerrard.