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Nearby: Brighton Hove

'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.'

 

'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.'

 

Also indexedUniversity of Sussex

'Create Music provides high quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the county including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras, and summer schools ... Our Virtual Music Centre is an online music centre offering musicians the opportunity to continue to make music, collaborate, create and perform from the comfort of their homes.'

 

‘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 ...’

 

Also indexedUniversity of Sussex

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

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.’

 

Also indexedBrighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival

‘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.‘

 

‘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.’

 

'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

‘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.’

 

’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!‘

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.‘

 

'Promotes a wide range of music from Russia ... We perform several times a year at various festivals and events and also present our own concerts. As well as local performances we also participate in occasional events in London and the south-east, including some prestigious events arranged by the London Russian community. Everything is sung in Russian but we carefully translate the texts and talk about the history and context of each piece. Cyrillic script, transliteration and translation are all available as well as musical scores. The group brings together music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels with or without any knowledge of Russian language and culture.'

 

Category Community Choirs

‘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

‘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

‘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

'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

'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

‘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 & 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”.’

 

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.’

 

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'We offer the opportunity to delight in the singing in four-part harmony in the Welsh tradition, but although our origins are Welsh, most of our members are English ... Since 1978 we have supported numerous worthy organisations and have ourselves been granted Registered Charity status. We have performed in many venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to local churches, schools and theatres, including national party political conferences in Brighton. It’s all about the singing, the friendships with like-minded people, the sharing and much, much more.'

 

‘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!‘

 

‘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

'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

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

 

 

Category LGBT+ Choirs

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.‘

 

‘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.’

 

'The SSO was formed in January 1993. Based in Brighton, our members are a mixture of professional musicians and talented amateurs who live or work in Sussex ... You need to be at least Grade 8 standard and preferably have some orchestral experience. You’ll also need to deliver a great live concert performance with just one intense rehearsal ... We believe classical music should be accessible to everyone. We share our finest music-making with people of all ages and backgrounds ...  We’re run entirely by volunteers who dedicate their time to make our orchestra exceptional.'

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

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.

 

'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

‘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
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