PREVIEW: Musica Secreta @ BREMF

Posted On 20 Oct 2019
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WITH its theme of Metamorphosis, the Festival will present twenty seven events across Brighton & Hove this autumn, exploring transformation in many intriguing ways.

Deborah Roberts, Artistic Director, says: “The idea of things undergoing transforming change has long fascinated the human race. Our 2019 Festival explores the 2,000-year-old stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as musical and social transformation over the centuries. We end the Festival with a re-creation of the medieval Feast of Fools, which reversed all the social hierarchy for a few days and allowed a ‘letting off of steam’ for people living under the control of a feudal system. Our own times are certainly troubled, with society at war with itself, the threat of runaway climate change, and a political system with which many are disillusioned. Our message is musical, and all about bringing people together positively. What better reminder that many of these themes have resonated throughout history?”

Headline events include the first public performance in modern times of Antoine Brumel’s complete Lamentations for Good Friday, recently discovered in a Florentine manuscript and performed by Musica Secreta  – Celestial Sirens. Presented by Laurie Stras

BREMF gives us a new concert format; a live ‘docu-concert’ with film and presentation and ending with a Q&A session. It includes the first public performance in modern times of Antoine Brumel’s complete set of Lamentations for Good Friday, recently discovered by Laurie Stras in a Florentine manuscript.  Hear a small sample of the music here.

The programme also features rare gems of renaissance convent music from another Florentine manuscript commissioned by nuns. An atmospheric and informative evening which also celebrates the launch of the Brumel CD.


To book tickets or for more information see the BREMF website here:

Half price tickets are available to young people (age 12-25 inclusive), full time students and those in receipt of Universal Credit (or equivalent benefits) or Pension Credit (but not state pension alone).

Prom Ticket RVS/SP (on door only) £5

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