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Nearby: Brighton Hove

The Category Brighton and Hove is a subset of East Sussex. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Brighton and Hove which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Actually Gay Men's Chorus

- Brighton & Hove City Brass

- Brighton Consort

- Brighton Gay Men's Chorus

- Brighton Goes Gospel

- Brighton Shape Note Singing

- Coastline Harmony

- Hangleton Brass Band

- Messengers UK Gospel Choir

- Portslade Recorded Music Society

- Rainbow Chorus

 

! Brighton and Hove KEY
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of this Record)42

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 Website)450
VIEWS (of this Record)297

'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 Website)373
VIEWS (of this Record)518

'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 Website)246
Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
VIEWS (of this Record)528

‘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 Website)371
Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
VIEWS (of this Record)305

Afternoon meetings, fortnightly, September - May.

 

* Hove Music & Record Society
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of this Record)216

‘An association of composers who live or work in the Sussex area. It was the idea of two composers, Peter Copley and Paul Gregory, who with the support of about 20 other composers founded NMB in 1993. The main purpose was, and remains, to put on concerts of members’ works and to promote an interest in new music in the region ... We usually present four or five concerts a year ... Our membership is diverse, especially in the nature of the music we write, and includes professional and amateur composers of all ages. Indeed, membership is open to any composer in the Sussex area whatever their experience and irrespective of gender, race, age or musical style. Our diversity of membership means that less experienced composers can be supported and helped by those who are more advanced in their careers, whether through formal lessons or informal discussion.’

 

* New Music Brighton
VISITS (to Website)21
VIEWS (of this Record)67

‘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 Website)222
VIEWS (of this Record)275

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 Website)252
Also indexedBrighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)246

‘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 Website)115
VIEWS (of this Record)135

‘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 Website)252
VIEWS (of this Record)414

* 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 Website)265
VIEWS (of this Record)126

‘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 Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)348

‘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 Website)277
VIEWS (of this Record)220

‘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 Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)245

‘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 Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘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 Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)228

‘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 Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)241

‘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 Website)318
VIEWS (of this Record)354

‘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 Website)106
VIEWS (of this Record)210

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 Website)67
VIEWS (of this Record)157

‘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 Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)224

‘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 Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)323

‘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 Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)149

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 Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)116

'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 Website)353
VIEWS (of this Record)435

‘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 Website)57
Also indexedMusic @ Wine at St Luke’s
VIEWS (of this Record)123

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