Music Reviews


Towards Expressionism – Brighton16

- July 11, 2022

A scorching Saturday ended blissfully with 45 minutes of choral delight from this excellent choir...

BREMF Consort of Voices

BREMF – Transiting the Night Hours – BREMF Consort of Voices

- June 27, 2022

9.00pm is late to start any concert but the BREMF CofV keep one alert in...

In Echo

BREMF – In Transit to the Baroque – In Echo

- June 27, 2022

Gawain Glenton is a musical magician well known to the audience of the Brighton Early...

Esja - Resound

ESJA – Icelandic Male Choir & Resound

- May 28, 2022

ESJA, an Icelandic Male Choir from Reykjavik, are visiting the UK with family and friends...

Joanna MacGregor

BPO – Season Finale – Joanna MacGregor (piano), Sian Edwards (conductor)

- March 28, 2022

What a climax! The BPO season ended as it began with surprises, vigour and joyous...

BPO – Silent Classics with Neil Brand (presenter & composer), David Gray (piano), Joanna MacGregor (conductor)

- March 7, 2022

This was very different from the usual Sunday afternoon concert. It started with a chat...

BPO – The European Connection – Junyan Chen (piano), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

- February 14, 2022

This programme was full of the promise of Spring. Mendelssohn, the perfect feel-good composer, countered...

BPO – New Year’s Eve Viennese Classics – Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Stephen Bell (conductor)

- January 1, 2022

Stephen Bell is a flawless showman. He gave the audience all the entertainment they came...

BREMF – BREMF@Christmas – BREMF Choirs, Andrew Robinson, Deborah Roberts & John Hancorn (conductors)

- December 20, 2021

An austere 14th century plainchant carol, ‘Resonet in laudibus’ (Let praises resound) set the scene...

Kathryn Tickell

BPO – A Celtic Christmas with Kathryn Tickell and Friends

- December 8, 2021

Joanna MacGregor, Music Director of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, is on a mission.  Her intention...

BPO – Great Baroque: Playing with Fire – Robert Howarth (harpsichord/conductor)

- November 8, 2021

What an amazing programme! A feast of Baroque favourites that showcased the talent and versatility...

BREMF – Myths & Legends of Classical Antiquity – Canzona

- October 23, 2021

This interesting programme of French Baroque Cantatas and chamber works was not well served by...