Brighton Philharmonic

Alistair McGowan

BPO – The Soldier’s Tale – Alistair McGowan (the Devil), Sian Edwards (conductor)

- 27 February 2024

This fabulous concert was more Brighton Philharmonic Jazz-bands than Orchestra as the ensemble on stage...

BPO-Wagner's Dream

BPO – Wagner’s Dream – Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo soprano), Geoffrey Paterson (conductor)

- 29 January 2024

This concert was a bit of a risk, with two avant-garde 20th century composers and...


BPO – Short Ride in a Fast Machine – Clark Rundell (conductor), Joanna MacGregor (piano)

- 9 October 2023

Wow! What a start to a season! John Adams vigorous fanfare, ‘Short Ride in a...

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra – 2023-24 Season

- 16 August 2023

Music Director Joanna MacGregor has prepared a most interesting but rather risky programme. Quite a...


BPO – Towards the Light – Joanna MacGregor (conductor/piano), Ruth Rogers (violin), Peter Adams (cello)

- 27 March 2023

Completing a triumphant season of concerts, this programme began in serene mode with Samuel Barber’s...

Brighton Festival Chorus

BPO – Bach St Matthew Passion – BFC, Robert Howarth (conductor)

- 20 February 2023

This is how it used to be done – not in Bach’s day but in...

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

BPO – New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala  – Stephen Bell (conductor), Ailish Tynan (soprano)

- 6 January 2023

A celebration not to be missed – unless, like me, you have a chest cough...

BPO – A Christmas Carol – Roger Allam, BPO Brass Quintet.

- 11 December 2022

My very high expectations were surpassed, and then some more! Sharp drum beats and an...

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

BPO – Transfiguration – Barry Wordsworth (conductor), Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

- 28 November 2022

The Brighton Philharmonic audience always has the warmest welcome for their Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth,...

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra – Fanfare for the Common Man

- 3 October 2022

The Autumn season started with a bang – or rather with a thunderous crash on...

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra – Preview –  2022/23 season

- 10 August 2022

The first event that caught my eye was Bach’s ‘St Matthew Passion’ (Sunday, 19 February...