PREVIEW: Brighton Early Music Festival 2014

Mitchell Orriss September 8, 2014

Firmly established as part of Brighton’s autumn cultural calender, Brighton Early Music Festival 2014 extends across three weekends from October 24 to November 9.


This year’s theme is of cities, musical centres and the journeys between them, looking to transport attendees to Rome, Paris, Warsaw or Santiago.

Opening with Venetian festivities from La Sererissima, highlights of the first weekend include medieval music from The Telling, and the festival’s resident choirs with music from Rome BREMF Consort of Voices, and a pilgrimage to Santiago with BREMF Community Choir teaming up with Spanish ensemble Resonet.

The second weekend of events will feature a new programme – October 31 – from The Sixteen, an English Choral group concentrating on the heritage of early English polyphony.

The final weekend is a dance spectacular! Opening with The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’ homage to a morris dancing publicity stunt by a member of Shakespeare’s company, and continuing with French baroque dance in a new music-drama Powerplay with Le Jardin Street.

Contrasting this will be music from CPE Bach in his 300th anniversary year and titans of the London music scene – Handel and Purcell. Concluding the event, BREMF Players and singers and a stellar line up of young soloists.

Alongside the music, audiences can get involved with a number of workshops for singers and instrumentalists starting September 20.

The Festival is committed to accessibility, and this year there are more low-price tickets than ever, with £5 Prom tickets available for almost all festival concerts. You can also buy a season ticket for all festival events for £167 for the best tickets (£148 concessions) or £50 for a bargain prom pass – offering standing or restricted view tickets.

Tickets (£5 – £30) go on general sale on September 3, 2014 – via the Festival website.

To book tickets, CLICK HERE: (no booking fee for e-tickets),

OR by telephone OR in person from Brighton Dome Ticket Office on 01273 790709

Event: Brighton Early Music Festival 2014

When: October 24 – November 9

Tickets: £5 – £30 available September 3

Booking: Brighton Dome Ticket Office 01273 790709