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Nearby: Brighton Hove

BHMA provides quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras, summer schools and dance classes. BHMA is the lead partner of the award winning SoundCity, the Music Education Hub for Brighton & Hove. Working alongside the Brighton Dome & Festival, Glyndebourne, Rhythmix, University of Sussex, Royal Pavilion and Museums, representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.’

* Brighton & Hove Music & Arts
VISITS (to the Website)264
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

'Throughout the year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and schools projects. The annual Festival takes place in late October and early November and has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that challenge preconceptions of early music.'

* Brighton Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)255
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)391
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'A national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of contemporary opera, music-based theatre and other related forms of sonic or multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.'

* Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre [Sussex]
VISITS (to the Website)183
Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)385

‘Customise your course and choose from areas including composition, music technology, classical music studies, popular music studies, screen music, classical, contemporary and rock, and computer and electronic music ... Join a music group, band or choir, show off your musical skills in our symphony orchestra, or write for our student newspaper. We know your student experience doesn't stop when you leave the classroom, that's why we have a range of clubs, societies and activities to help you build the skills for your future ...’

* Department of Music [Sussex]
VISITS (to the Website)241
Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)220
* Hove Music & Record Society
VISITS (to the Website)72
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)132

‘This lively Society meets at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of every month from September to June of the following year.’

* Portslade Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)77
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)145
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Brings together the leading organisations for music in the city, with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Music & Arts Service as lead partner. This partnership reflects the unique artistic and cultural landscape of the city, whose key mission is to enhance and further develop music education and opportunities that reflect the needs of children and young people. Alongside our colleagues in schools, our strategic partners are Brighton Dome & Festival, Glyndebourne, University of Sussex, Rhythmix, Royal Pavilion and Museums and representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.’

* SoundCity: Brighton & Hove
VISITS (to the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)194

Springboard offers a range of competitive and non-competitive classes and workshops, conducted in a friendly and supportive environment. Performers receive invaluable verbal and written feedback from nationally accredited adjudicators, who are chosen for their encouraging approach. There are classes for music and drama students of all ages, which can lead to further performance opportunities ... The Festival is held annually during weekends in March.’

* Springboard Festival
VISITS (to the Website)134
Also indexedBrighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)163

‘A membership organisation which aims to promote, develop and help publicise high quality chamber music in the Brighton & Hove area ... The Sunday morning Coffee Concerts, organised by colleagues at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, are the regular highlight of our musical calendar. These  include an opportunity to meet fellow members of the audience in the interval when complimentary sherry or fruit juice is served exclusively to Friends of Strings Attached by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. There is often an opportunity to meet the performers at the end of the concerts.‘

* Strings Attached
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)37
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‘We are a community of classical music lovers, both performers and listeners. Our series of informal musical evenings features artists drawn from our membership, and runs from September to June. The repertoire ranges from early music right up to the present day, combining the familiar with items less often performed.’

* Sussex Musicians Club
VISITS (to the Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)178
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* Verdict Jazz Featured

‘Brighton’s only purpose-built jazz venue ... The Verdict, adorned with original photographs of jazz legends, has been voted one of Europe's best jazz clubs. The cafe upstairs screens the performances.‘ Usually Friday and Saturday evenings; book online.

Category Jazz Clubs
* Verdict Jazz
VISITS (to the Website)60
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)32
Concerts and Recitals Season

FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals. Normally offers several events per month, at least during their season(s). I have simply and routinely flagged the 1st day of each month as an aide-memoire: check the Website for details.

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Set up in 2005 (then the "Brighton & Hove (actually) Gay Men's Chorus") with the specific aim of providing a place where gay men could socialise, have fun, develop their vocal skills in a unique environment, and perform to the public while raising money for charity ... The chorus produce three of our own concerts every year ranging from West End to Disney, Bon Jovi to Abba and Monteverdi to McCartney.The Chorus is reputed to produce a "big sound" and are often asked to perform as guests.'

Category LGBT Choirs
+ Actually Gay Men's Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)228
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Band has a membership from Shoreham, Hove, Brighton, Worthing, Steyning and as far away as Crawley and Chichester. We are a community band that welcomes anyone 18 and over who can play a wind instrument or percussion; our members include players from around grade 5, to semi-professional musicians.’

+ Adur Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)125
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)211
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’We regularly perform at a wide range of concerts, bandstands, fairs, garden parties and parades in the South East. We can put together a programme of music for a wedding ceremony, a retail shop opening, a corporate day or even entertain your customers in the local pub!‘

+ Brighton & Hove City Brass
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)183

‘We are a 40 strong concert orchestra who meet every week to play lovely music in a very friendly, fun environment. Our repertoire includes a mixture of styles to suit all tastes from the "light music" genre. We usually present three or four concerts a year at local venues ... We don't hold auditions or require a minimum standard although you will gain most enjoyment from the orchestra if you've reached grade 5 or above.’

+ Brighton & Hove Concert Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)142
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)127
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‘Our Music Centres offer something for everyone, whatever ability, age or special interest! Activities include instrumental ensembles, orchestras and bands, music technology, music, film & animation and Children’s Music Workshops for 5 year olds and a range of choirs.‘

+ Brighton & Hove Music Groups
VISITS (to the Website)137
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
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‘Formed in 1990. They perform classical works unaccompanied and with piano, organ or Chamber Orchestra. Its reputation has been increasing steadily over the years and it is now one of the best chamber choirs in Sussex.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Brighton Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184

‘Presents four or five concerts a year in Brighton and the surrounding area. In addition we help to further knowledge of renaissance and early baroque music by running occasional workshops, which are led by some of the U.K.'s greatest experts on the repertoire.

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Brighton Consort
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)124

‘Founded for the 1968 Brighton Festival by its first Music Director, Laszlo Heltay. The choir's first performance, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer himself, brought overnight success. Brighton Festival Chorus is now one of the most sought-after and versatile choirs in the country with a busy schedule of concerts, recordings and tours both at home and abroad.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Brighton Festival Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)153
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'A space where people can celebrate music, celebrate their sexuality, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities which we are part of ... Membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as a gay or gay-friendly man, and currently has around 80 members ... Brighton Gay Men's Chorus operates an 11-month calendar, comprised of three seasons, each of which culminates in a one or two night show.'

Category LGBT Choirs
+ Brighton Gay Men's Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)299
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)259
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'Once a week we come together to rehearse, sing, dance and have a great time. Many of us arrive feeling tired and stressed. But one and a half hours later, every one of us leaves on a high. That’s the power of gospel singing. We have two choirs, the Workshop Choir and the Performance Choir. The Workshop Choir is open to anyone and there is no audition required. The Performance Choir is a smaller auditioned choir focusing on a higher level of performance.'

Category Gospel Choirs
+ Brighton Goes Gospel
VISITS (to the Website)205
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)362

‘Founded on January 26, 1942 ... Join us and sing great music! You don’t have to be a perfect sight reader of music, though you will need some ability to read vocal music. A good ear and the ability to feel the music’s harmony is an advantage. A short and friendly audition will help our conductor to see how your voice will blend in ... The choir numbers around 80-100 members. Each year several concerts of high quality, with professional soloists and orchestra, are put on.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Brighton Orpheus Choir
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120
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‘Brighton & Hove’s professional orchestra, which performs an annual season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome ... The BPO’s aim is to provide enjoyable, varied, professional concerts at affordable prices. In order to do this the orchestra relies on the support of its parent organisation, the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society, a registered charity comprising the “Friends of the Philharmonic”.’

+ Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)185
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)175

Sacred Harp Singing is four part a cappella harmony singing. The tunes are notated in four different “shape notes” - Fa (a triangle), Sol (an oval), La (a rectangle) and Mi (a diamond) - designed to aid sight-reading. Anyone is welcome to come along, whether you have experience or not, whether you think you can sing or read music or not, and whatever you believe in - The Sacred Harp is a hymn book, but the singers here are “of any faith or none”. We are an informal group of all ages and backgrounds, and no regular commitment is needed. You can come and go to a singing as you please, and come along as often or as little as you like- though singing the shapes becomes easier the more you do it. Sacred Harp is social singing- it is not performance music and there are no rehearsals. We sing together for ourselves in the moment, more akin to a folk session than a choir.’

+ Brighton Shape Note Singing
VISITS (to the Website)122
Also indexedSacred Harp Singing
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181

‘Have voice, will travel - all we need is a balance of parts and a pitch pipe. We are a women’s group who sing a wide range of songs and styles, all unaccompanied ... Based in Southwick, near Brighton UK we currently have around 30 members of all ages who just love to sing!‘

+ Coastline Harmony Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)117
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)169

‘Brighton's very own mandolin orchestra ... Originally playing pieces typical of mandolin orchestras from the beginning of the twentieth century, the Fretful Federation has always been expanding and developing its repertoire. We now play a wide range of material including exciting contemporary music by living composers, as well as classical and popular pieces and concertos ... The music is written in part form for mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobass, percussion and guitars. We welcome new recruits playing any of these instruments or their relative bowed cousins -- the violin family -- from beginners to advanced players. We perform concerts all over Sussex and have toured abroad.’

Category Guitar Ensembles
+ Fretful Federation
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)126

‘An active, modern, brass band based in Hangleton, on the outskirts of the city of Brighton and Hove, in Sussex, England. We have both an active Senior and Youth Band and take our membership from a wide cross section of the local community. There are currently around 80 members, some of whom play in both bands, with a group of young learners constantly feeding into the Youth Band, which alone has 50 members. We are the only brass band in the area with charitable status and operate as a single entity with all proceeds from fundraising, concerts and subscriptions being spent on the band, rather than being targeted at any individuals or sections. We have a large repertoire of music with anything from Mozart to Miller to Mercury! ... We play a range of concerts over the year for our own stalwart supporters, and for different audiences in the immediate locality and around the county.’ 

+ Hangleton Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)205
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)220
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'Our community gospel choir opened its doors in 2008 and has showcased the singing talents of children, teenagers and adults from Shoreham and the surrounding areas. We always welcome new members of all ages and abilities. We are a fun, friendly and inclusive choir who enjoy performing a wide range of songs arranged in a contemporary gospel style.'

Category Gospel Choirs
+ Messengers UK Gospel Choir
VISITS (to the Website)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)275

'Brighton & Hove’s only non-audition LGBT choir, and the only one in the South outside of London.'

Category LGBT Choirs
+ Rainbow Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)145
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)328
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Resound Male Voices is a small ensemble based in Brighton & Hove. We perform a diverse repertoire whilst growing vocally as individuals and as a group ... If you are a great singer and would like to join us, get in touch, come along and meet the crew and set up an audition with our MD. We're going to stay small, but we are very keen to meet other singers who want to perform great songs with great passion.‘

+ Resound Male Voices
VISITS (to the Website)30
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)72
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‘The unique Brighton and Hove Senior Samba Band ... Over 50? That’s the only qualification you need to join the band at our daytime rehearsals in Brighton. No musical experience is required but we guarantee you’ll have a good time ... Based in the heart of Kemptown Silver Sounds is a community based band that have entertained and actively involved audiences of all ages for over 15 years.’

+ Silver Sounds
VISITS (to the Website)113
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)140
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‘Choir comprising approx.100 members ... Professional soloists and instrumentalists are regularly engaged. The choir ... has performed extensively both in the United Kingdom and abroad ... Throughout the year choir members regularly present and participate in numerous concerts and functions in a variety of traditional and innovative venues.’

+ Sussex Voiceworks
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)159
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‘Each year, we present and produce over 600 events spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts, film, digital and more. In addition to the year-round programme, each May we produce England's leading and most-progressive mixed-arts celebration, the internationally-acclaimed Brighton Festival. With a rich history spanning over 200 years (starting life as the Prince Regent's stables and riding house), Brighton Dome provides an extraordinary space in which to bring the arts alive.’

@ Brighton Dome
VISITS (to the Website)62
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)49
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Friday Lunchtime Concerts ‘The concerts are diverse, mostly classically, but also jazz and folk. The performers are very talented and, most importantly, enjoy what they do; they engage with the audience and always aim to make their concerts a special event for everyone. It is a great way to spend a Friday lunchtime - among friendly people, enjoying lovely music. Do come along and see for yourself.’ Occasional other concerts and recitals.

@ Brighton Unitarian Church
VISITS (to the Website)14
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)35
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Concerts have been held at the Chapel Royal since 1993 with the support of the Parochial Church Council. A committed group of musicians continue to provide a programme of live recitals, mainly from the western classical repertoire but with occasional jazz and modern classical performances.'

Category Chapels
@ Chapel Royal Brighton
VISITS (to the Website)223
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)290
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The concert series is designed to give prominance to up and coming young and local performers ... and has wide-ranging programmes: from early to contemporary music, including jazz and other genres, well-known and lesser-known works, all performed by professional musicians and emerging new artists. Performers give spoken introductions, creating an accessible and friendly atmosphere where the audience has a chance to mingle over a glass of wine at the interval.’

Category Churches
@ St Luke’s Brighton
VISITS (to the Website)4
Also indexedMusic @ Wine at St Luke’s
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)12
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