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“one of the great success stories of today’s early music scene, far surpassing its competitors in terms of the sheer number and variety of events on offer”  lassical Music, December C 2010 on BREMF

We are very grateful to Brighton & Hove Council for their advice, guidance and support of the 2012 festival. Our Early Music Live! scheme for young ensembles is supported by a three year grant from lead funder The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (2010 – 2012) with further support from Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation and The Fonthill Foundation. The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust also supports Early Music Live! as well as making possible the festival’s education and outreach programme.


Celebrate with us – & help us keep going! As we reach our tenth anniversary we have much to celebrate and even more for which to be grateful. The first ten years have seen us grow from a series of six concerts in one small venue to a festival of international standing attended by thousands of people, with an outreach programme that is spreading beyond Brighton and a large network of partner organisations. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal supporters and audience members who have helped to make possible the festival’s success to date. This year in particular, your support, and that of charitable trusts has never been more important. This will be the first time in 10 years that the Arts Council has not awarded us a grant, leaving a £38,000 hole in our budget for the 2012 festival. This is clearly a painful blow for the community of volunteers and artists involved in organising and performing in the festival. However, thanks to the strength of your support we have not had to cut any events, but instead have reprogrammed to reduce costs in some concerts. In addition we have been able to draw upon a legacy we received some years ago from a wonderful supporter of the festival, Vivienne Carter. Without this help, there is no way that the 2012 festival would be going ahead at all. However, we can make this drawdown for this one year only, if we are not to compromise the future of the festival. If you have been thinking of becoming a Festival Friend, joining the Artistic Directors’ Circle or even just making a small donation, now is the time it would make the greatest impact. These are hard times for all, but many small amounts can soon add up if enough people contribute. We are aiming to raise £5,000 through additional donations and new Friends, which is achievable given amounts raised from past appeals. This help is needed directly to support our concerts, something many trusts cannot fund within their remit. We look forward to celebrating our birthday in style with you this year as we make a special feature of great works from the high Renaissance, including the spectacular Florentine Intermedi of 1589. With your continued help, we are confident that we can look forward to the next ten years. Thank you for all you do. At this challenging moment, your support has never meant more to us and to the artists who perform in the festival.

Clare Norburn, Deborah Roberts and the Board of Trustees, Brighton Early Music Festival

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS Event 1: Sunday 23rd September, 2-6pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

SING GABRIELI!: WORKSHOP FOR CHORAL SINGERS Led by Deborah Roberts Giovanni Gabrieli, who died 400 years ago, is famed as the greatest exponent of glorious Venetian multi-choir music. Enjoy singing some of his music in the resonant spaces of St Bart’s, and prepare to participate in selected works in Celebrating Gabrieli with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and BREMF Consort of Voices on 4th November. Workshop registration £10 (£8 conc) Members of BREMF Community Choir £8 (£6 conc) visit www.bremf.org.uk/workshops Music available for download from the website soon after close of registration on 1st September.

Event 2: Saturday 29th September, 11-5.30pm with free public performance at 6pm St Bartholomew’s Church

THE GLORIES OF TUDOR ENGLAND: WORKSHOP AND FREE PERFORMANCE

Led by David Allinson. For experienced singers who are good readers. All singers must be secure on the notes before the workshop. By the early decades of the 16th century, English church music had developed a style and sound quite distinct from that cultivated in mainland Europe. Composers such as John Taverner, John Sheppard and Thomas Tallis wrote in a rich, vigorous and sweet-toned idiom, a style which would be severely restricted and irredeemably changed by the Reformation of the mid-16th century. Join us to sing Latin polyphony by these English masters with one of the leading scholars and performers in the field. Workshop registration £18 (£12 conc) visit www.bremf.org.uk/workshops Music available for download from the website soon after close of registration on 1st September. Tickets: no ticket required for free performance at 6pm 4 www.bremf.org.uk


September – october Event 3: Sunday 30th September, 11am-2pm Hove Seafront from the Peace Statue near Brunswick Square Live music on the Bandstand from 1pm

THE BREMF FUN RUN Open to runners, walkers and wheelchair users (distance 5k or 10k)

Images courtesy of Rob Orchard

Celebrate the Olympic year and help raise funds for our most elaborate 10 year anniversary events. You certainly don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to register (!) but even if you don’t want to take part, we need lots of supporters and spectators to cheer and encourage those who do. Feel free to dress in any style that you feel reflects 10 years of BREMF. Register online at www.bremf.org.uk/funrun FREE EVENT

Event 4: Saturday 13th October, 11am-5pm Central United Reformed Church Hove

DANCE MUSIC OF TIELMAN SUSATO AND MICHAEL PRAETORIUS: WORKSHOP FOR PLAYERS OF RENAISSANCE INSTRUMENTS Led by Philip Thorby Players should be at a competent level with reasonable sight reading

Images courtesy of Mike Clemens

The rousing dance band music of both Susato and Praetorius was made famous by signature recordings from the 1970s by the Early Music Consort of London and the dynamic David Munrow. Led by the equally inspiring Philip Thorby, this workshop is open to players of all renaissance instruments: winds, bowed and plucked strings and percussion. Pitch will be A=440. Workshop registration £18 (£12 conc) visit www.bremf.org.uk/workshops Music available for download from the website soon after close of registration on 18th September. Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

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main festival friday 26th October

Event 5: Friday 26th October 8pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

THE FIELD OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD – CELEBRATING A GREAT TREATY Music by William Cornysh and Jean Mouton

“The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music” The New York Times

The Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips director The Field of the Cloth of Gold represents one of the most spectacular political summit meetings of all time. Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met to seal a treaty of friendship between their two warring countries, with no expense spared. Everything was carefully prepared to make the surface seem smooth, yet there was an undercurrent of the most intense rivalry, from the negotiations of high state, to the wrestling, the food, the jousting – and the music. The two Chapels Royal were in attendance, and of course they tried to out-sing each other. As luck would have it the two choirs were led by two exceptional composers of the period, to whom the Tallis Scholars have devoted individual recordings: Jean Mouton on the French side, and William Cornysh on the English.

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Saturday 27th october Event 6: Saturday 27th October, St Bartholomew’s Church Two performances: 8.30pm, repeated 10.30pm

Autumn Lates: BREMF 10th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – JOURNEYS THROUGH EUROPE Five brilliant young ensembles perform live music through the night Musica Poetica London baroque ensemble Mystics & Alchemists – exotic sonatas from the dawn of the Baroque. Music by Becker, Biber and Buxtehude. Borromini String Quartet on period instruments Noches de España – Spanish-inspired music, dance and the strangeness of night breathe new life into sleeping things. Ensemble de Trianon baroque ensemble Les Plaisirs de Versailles – from artistic intrigue to affairs of the heart, this French programme evokes the electric artistic atmosphere of the court at Versailles in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the emotionally subtle music of Rameau and Leclair. Flauguissimo flute and guitar duo with guest actor A Nightingale in the Salon – an intimate encounter between fetching words of English romanticism and sentimental sounds of Europe. Music by Schubert and Paganini.

The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

Oxford Baroque large ensemble with vocalists Perpetual Motion – exploring chaconnes, passacaglias and other repetitive basses which prompted some of the most inventive music in the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes music by Monteverdi, Schütz and J.C. Bach. Free events: no ticket required. Come and go as you please

“beautiful – captivating” White Night 2011 audience member

As a legacy of White Night, Autumn Lates is a series of free late night events around the city of Brighton and Hove. White Night as such is NOT happening this year but our event will follow the same formula as previous BREMF at White Night performances. Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

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Sunday 28th October – Thursday 1st November Event 7: Sunday 28th October, 7.30pm, St George’s Church

A CELEBRATION OF THE ITALIAN HIGH BAROQUE – MUSIC BY VIVALDI, DOMENICO SCARLATTI, CORELLI, LOTTI & CALDARA The BREMF Players Alison Bury leader/director; Elin Manahan Thomas soprano The BREMF Singers John Hancorn director

Elin Manahan Thomas

Passion, virtuosity and inventiveness are at the heart of the Italian Baroque. This programme combines brilliant music for strings from the virtuoso violinists Corelli and Vivaldi, including Vivaldi’s fiery La Follia trio sonata, with vocal music including Vivaldi’s sublime Nulla in mundo pax sincera for solo soprano and strings and the 10-voice Stabat Mater by Domenico Scarlatti. The famous Crucifixus a 8 by Antonio Lotti will be heard within the Credo in F from which it originates, along with an even more chromatic Crucifixus a 16 by Antonio Caldara. Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C (restricted view) £6 The Marian Consort

La Terra e il Mare

Event 8: Thursday 1st November, 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Rock Gardens

YOUNG ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE Two ensembles selected from 2011 Early Music Live! present an informal evening of 16th and 17th-century music

The Marian Consort

Emma Walshe and Gwendolen Martin sopranos; Rory McCleery countertenor/director; William Knight tenor; Rupert Reid baritone; Christopher Borrett bass Virgo Prudentissima – A celebration of renaissance women The many faces of renaissance women; from the Virgin Mary to risqué cuckolders, in motets, madrigals and songs by Janequin, Byrd, Gabrieli and others

La Terra e il Mare

Louise Alder soprano; Leo Duarte oboe/recorder; Naomi Burrell violin/recorder; Jonathan Rees viola da gamba; Tom Foster keyboard Celebration before the Revolution A musical journey through pre-Revolutionary France from the court to the tavern. Music by Couperin, Charpentier and ‘The Great Unwashed’.

Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation The Fonthill Foundation

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc)

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Event 9: Friday 2nd November, 8pm Friends’ Meeting House, Brighton

SOUNDSCAPES: MOZART’S KEGELSTATT TRIO DeNOTE

“my attention never waned for a moment” Early Music Review

Jane Booth clarinet; John Irving fortepiano; Peter Collyer viola In his ever-charming and popular Kegelstatt Trio, Mozart celebrated the novel colour combinations of clarinet, viola and piano. DeNOTE’s programme includes a rarely-heard early 19th-century arrangement of his clarinet quintet for basset clarinet and piano. While Mozart the performer was celebrated both as pianist and viola player, he never wrote a viola sonata, but the richly expressive potential of the instrument he himself loved to play is explored here in a substantial work by his Bohemian contemporary Karl Stamitz. Tickets: £15 (£13 conc) Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

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saturday 3rd november Events 10 & 11: Saturday 3rd November. Two performances: Event 10 at 5pm and Event 11 at 9pm, St Bartholomew’s Church. Each performance lasts approximately an hour and a half.

THE 1589 FLORENTINE INTERMEDI: CELEBRATING AN EXTRAVAGANT WEDDING

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Music by Luca Marenzio, Cristofano Malvezzi, Giulio Caccini, Emilio Cavalieri and Jacopo Peri

Deborah Roberts

Katy Hill

Clare Wilkinson

Mark Tucker

Zu Aerial Hazel Maddocks, Lindsey Butcher and Naomi Giffin aerial dancers Katy Hill soprano; Deborah Roberts soprano and director; Emily Gadd soprano; Clare Wilkinson mezzo soprano; Lucy Ballard alto; Mark Tucker* tenor; William Knight tenor; Matthew Long tenor; Robert Macdonald bass *principal soloist in Intermedio 5

The BREMF Renaissance Orchestra Including members of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Gawain Glenton and Sam Goble cornetts Emily White, Tom Lees, Andrew Harwood-White and Adrian France sackbuts Monteverdi String Band Oliver Webber violin/leader; Theresa Caudle violin; Susanna Pell, Christopher Suckling and William Hunt viols; Liam Byrne viols and lirone Chordophony Lute Ensemble Lynda Sayce leader with Richard MacKenzie and Matthew Nisbet David Hatcher recorder, curtal, flute, viol; Emily Baines recorder, shawm; Jean Kelly and Aileen Henry harps; Paula Chateauneuf chitarrone; Steven Devine and Claire Williams organ, harpsichord and regal BREMF Consort of Voices Deborah Roberts director The Renaissance Singers David Allinson director Cantores Michaelis (choral scholars from Southampton University) 10 www.bremf.org.uk


Our most spectacular production yet brings together ceremonial music of the high Renaissance with dazzling contemporary aerial dance and evocative lighting and visual effects. Part of a long tradition, these six intermedi originally provided elaborately staged musical spectacles performed between the acts of the play La Pellegrina, and were commissioned as part of the wedding festivities for Ferdinando Medici and Christine of Lorraine - one of the most spectacular and expensive Medici weddings of all time. The budget for the original production - which included elaborate stage machinery and a cast of over a hundred of the most famous musicians of the day - would have been in the multi millions in today’s money! Our production features many of the country’s leading exponents of renaissance music and focuses on recreating the exciting and experimental world of the late 16th century by reworking the original grandiose staging using 21stcentury performance arts and technology – with more than a whiff of the circus! Tickets: Premium £26 (£24 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc) Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

Zu Aerial Dance/photo by Ken Street

THE 1589 FLORENTINE INTERMEDI

Young performers funded by:

The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

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Sunday 4th November Event 12: Sunday 4th November, 3pm, Ralli Hall

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS BY JS BACH Steven Devine harpsichord Steven Devine writes: ‘The Goldberg Variations represents a high point in Western keyboard music and many great keyboard players, both pianists and harpsichordists, have stamped their own personalities on the set. It is easy to be overcome by the huge burden of personal feelings that many players and listeners bring to the music, but at its heart the Goldberg Variations is simply an astonishing catalogue of baroque dance forms and keyboard techniques ordered as a satisfying musical whole. No artifice is needed in bringing Bach’s writing to life – it’s all there in the music. Coupling the music with a great harpsichord from the German tradition (in this case, a copy of the 1710 Fleischer) allows the voices to come through and is as much a pleasure to play as listen to.’ Tickets: A £15 (£13 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)

Event 13: Sunday 4th November, 7.30pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

CELEBRATING GABRIELI: 400th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Multi-choir music for voices and instruments

The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble & BREMF Consort of Voices Gawain Glenton and Sam Goble cornetts; Emily White, Andrew Harwood-White, Tom Lees, and Adrian France sackbuts BREMF Consort of Voices, Deborah Roberts director 16th-century Venice saw the rise of the lavish polychoral style; music composed in many parts and divided into several choirs of both voices and instruments, spaced around the golden domes of St Mark’s church and surrounding the listeners with a wash of glorious sound. Giovanni Gabrieli was probably the composer who took this style to the greatest heights following in the footsteps of his uncle, Andrea Gabrieli and paving the way for Monteverdi and the 1610 Vespers. Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc), B £12 (£10 conc)

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Image courtesy of Frans Vandewalle, http://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6509999609/

Friday 9th November

Event 14: Friday 9th November 8pm, St George’s Church

CELEBRATING FOOD, WINE AND SONG Picnic concert with cabaret-style format

The Orlando Consort

“The Orlando Consort’s gusto is irresistible.” American Record Guide

Matthew Venner countertenor; Mark Dobell tenor; Angus Smith tenor; Donald Greig baritone A grand celebration of medieval music and food, this is one of the Orlando Consort’s most popular programmes and best selling recordings. Bring and enjoy a picnic (in the warm!) while you listen to medieval and early renaissance music by French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and German composers including: Adam de la Halle, Guillaume de Machaut, Heinrich Isaac, Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Ludwig Senfl and, of course, Anonymous! Authentic recipes will be provided on the festival website, and you can also research your own recipes if you wish to prepare some medieval delicacies. 7pm: FREE pre concert talk by Donald Greig on his first novel, Time Will Tell. A thrilling behind-the-scenes tale set in the world of medieval music: the scholarship and performance, but also the treachery and ambition of the composers themselves. Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Brighton Dome, Concert Hall for a series of four Saturday evening concerts in the 2012/13 season.

Saturday 3 November 2012 | 7.30pm DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto | RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3

Saturday 2 February 2013 | 7.30pm SIBELIUS Violin Concerto | SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4

Saturday 23 February 2013 | 7.30pm GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue | DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9

Saturday 16 March 2013 | 7.30pm SCHUMANN Cello Concerto | ELGAR Enigma Variations BOOK NOW: Tickets £10 - £27.50 | Premium seats £32.50 01273 709709 | brightondome.org

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Event 15: Saturday 10th November, 1pm Sallis Benney Theatre

CELEBRATING INSPIRATION: IN MEMORY OF DAVID MUNROW Discussion forum and concert hosted by Sir Nicholas Kenyon and including rousing dance music by Michael Praetorius & Tielman Susato

BREMF Renaissance Players Led by Philip Thorby and David Hatcher Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Emily Baines, Frances Eustace, Alison Kinder, Jennifer Bullock, Emily Smith, Belinda Sykes, Theresa Caudle, Martyn Sanderson, Daniel Serafini, Guy Morley Playing a wide range of renaissance instruments including recorders, flutes, crumhorns, shawms, bagpipes, curtals, viols, violins, cornetts, sackbuts, percussion and voices David Munrow, founder of The Early Music Consort of London and the pioneering figure whose infectious enthusiasm probably did the most to drive the early music movement in this country during the 1970s, would have been 70 this year. Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican and former controller of BBC Radio 3, leads a discussion with former members of The Early Music Consort, including an extract from the 1970s series Early Music Instruments made for Granada Television, followed by an hour of lively music.

Young performers funded by:

The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

Tickets: A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc) Wheelchair accommodation in this venue is in the price B section.

SECRET CARNIVALS What nuns got up to in the middle of the night

Musica Secreta Katharine Hawnt, Deborah Roberts, Yvonne Eddy and Emily Gadd sopranos Lizzie Collier, Natasha Raybould and Rosie Midgley mezzo sopranos; Caroline Trevor alto Frances Kelly harp; Claire Williams organ Celestial Sirens directed by Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras Tickets: £15 (£13 conc)

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Event 16: Saturday 10th November, 7.30pm St Michael and All Angels Church An atmospheric sequence spread throughout the ample spaces of St Michael’s Church, charting 24 hours in the daily lives of Italian renaissance nuns. Chant and polyphony from the daily Office (Lauds, Vespers, Compline and Matins), private devotions and High Mass includes recently discovered gems from a mystery nun composer and works by Palestrina, Victoria, Ingegnieri and Rore. A secret May carnival is celebrated in the dead of night, culminating in a dance of the Seven Sisters that calls the nuns to Matins.

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Sunday 11th November Event 17: Sunday 11th November, 3pm, Ralli Hall

L’CHAIM! (TO LIFE!): MUSIC AND DANCE TO CELEBRATE THE OLD JEWISH WORLD The Burning Bush Lucie Skeaping vocals, violin; Ben Harlan clarinets; Roderick Skeaping violin, rebec; Robin Jeffrey oud, laouto, darabukka, guitar; Jon Banks kanun, cymbalom, accordion; Robert Levy double bass For hundreds of years Jews have traditionally raised a glass and toasted each other with the Hebrew words ‘To Life’! This programme features the music of many styles and places where Jewish communities lived and celebrated the festivals of the year, the Coming of Age and of course, marriage. Exuberance, emotion, nostalgia and joy come together in foot-tapping klezmer dances from Eastern Europe, exotic rhythms from the old Ottoman world and haunting Sephardi ballads. Tickets: A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)

Event 18: Sunday 11th November, 7.30pm, St George’s Church

CELEBRATING CORONATIONS – AND A DIAMOND JUBILEE International Baroque Players The BREMF Singers John Hancorn director Coronations have, for centuries, provided an unrivalled sense of occasion with their opulence and grandeur. Exuberant coronation anthems by three celebrated English composers: Boyce, Purcell and of course, Handel with his ever popular Zadok the Priest, are combined here with music from the German courts including the dazzling Concerto a 8 by Zelenka. We welcome back this remarkable young non-conducted orchestra to help bring the 2012 festival to a triumphant and celebratory close. Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C (restricted view) £6

The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

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Volunteer at BREMF

GAIN NEW SKILLS AND REWARDS You can get involved in helping the festival in a variety of ways, either as a volunteer or through our Festival Trainee programme, not just during the festival but throughout the year. In return we can provide you with the opportunity to develop new skills and experience, as well as access to some concerts.

There are a number of ways you can help, from stuffing envelopes, driving the BREMF van, lighting and sound to helping at events. Find out more at www.bremf.org.uk/volunteer. Sign up as a volunteer on the website, by emailing volunteer@bremf.org.uk or using the form below.

Here’s what one of our present team has to say:

“I regard it as a privilege to help, not a chore to be involved with a great bunch of people and able to help such talented musicians demonstrate their skills.” If you would like to volunteer please complete the details below and send this form to: Mike Clemens, Ham Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9ES Name.............................................................................................................................................................. Address.......................................................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................ Postcode................................................ Phone............................................................................................................................................................. Email..............................................................................................................................................................

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SUPPORT BREMF Join the Artistic Directors’ Circle or become a Friend Get close to the creative processes of the UK’s most innovative early music festival BREMF is a registered charity. We receive no core funding and for the first time in our 10 years, the Arts Council is not funding the 2012 festival. We simply wouldn’t survive were it not for the support of individuals. If you haven’t already done so, please do join us and help to ensure our future. Thank you!

How to help Join our Friends or Artistic Directors’ Circle Schemes Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining or renewal. You can join online at www.bremf.org.uk or by completing the form below. Friends receive: • 2 weeks of priority booking; • an allocation of free concert programmes; • an invitation to a Friends’ reception. Supporters receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • an option to buy 1 half price ticket (2 for a couple) for either event 8 (Young Artists’ Showcase, 1st November) or event 16 (Secret Carnivals, 10th November) • an invitation to an open rehearsal (from a choice of events) • an option to make seat reservations at all concerts.

Contributors and Premium Contributors receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • either FREE tickets for event 8 (Young Artists’ Showcase, 1st November) or reduced price tickets for event 16 (Secret Carnivals, 10th November) • invitations to up to 2 open rehearsals; • named acknowledgement in concert programmes • an option to make seat reservations at all concerts. Our NEW Artistic Directors’ Circle enables you to really get close to the creative processes and planning of the festival, whilst visiting some intriguing venues and meeting festival artists. For 2012, we focus on giving you an insight into the planning of our innovative production of the Florentine Intermedi. There are two levels of support: from £500-£999 and from £1000+. For more details, email clare@bremf.org.uk, call 020 7281 6864 or visit www.bremf.org.uk.

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Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP Buses: 5 5A 5B 37 46 49/49B 50; also 25/N25 to St Peter’s Church; plus (not Sunday evening) 21/21B, 22, 24 26. Please note that the London Road Shoppers Car Park (behind the Church, entrance from Providence Place) requires payment 24 hours a day. 2

St George’s Church

St George’s Road (junction Abbey Road), Brighton BN2 1ED Buses: 37; also 1 1A 7/N7 to Royal Sussex County Hospital; 12/12A 14 along Marine Parade. Please allow plenty of time if coming to this venue by car, as street parking around the church can sometimes be hard to find. An alternative is to park in the free multi-storey car park at Brighton Marina (BN2 5WA) and from there take the number 7 bus to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. 3

St Mary’s Church

Rock Gardens, Brighton BN2 1PR Buses: 7, 37; also 1/1A, 2/2A 14C. Nearest street parking is on roads north of Eastern Road.

Central United Reformed Church, Hove 4

Ventnor Villas, Hove BN3 3YF Buses: 1/1A, 5/5A, 6, 20, 49 City Council multi-storey pay and display car park nearby in Norton Road. Brighton Early Music Festival 2012

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Sallis Benney Theatre

University of Brighton, 58-64 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 2JY Buses: Any bus serving Old Steine or North Street including 1/1A 2/2A 5/5A 7 12/12A 14 22 24 25 26 27 28/29 37 46 46A 47 49 50 81 6

Ralli Hall

81 Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TH Buses: 7, 81. Right opposite Hove train station.

St Michael and All Angels Church 7

Victoria Road, Brighton BN1 3BD

Buses: Buses serving Western Road (1/1A 2/2A 5/5A 25 46 49) or Dyke Road (14, 37) pass within 5-10 min walk of the church. 8 Brighton Friends’ Meeting House

Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

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Please note that some buses will be operating reduced schedules from September 2012. You are advised to check current timetables at www.buses.co.uk

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All venues have wheelchair access. For further information and help, please phone 01273 303644. 21


Booking information Booking for most events other than workshops opens to members of the Friends of the Festival Scheme (see page 19) on 22nd August and to the general public on 5th September. For information on registration for workshops (Events 1, 2, 4) please see below. There are four ways to buy tickets in advance for most concerts promoted by Brighton Early Music Festival: 1. E-tickets: you purchase these from www.bremf.org.uk, print them on your own printer and bring them to the concert together with the credit card with which you made the purchase. There is no booking fee for e-tickets. 2. Online Box Office tickets: you purchase these online but have the tickets issued to you either by post or on the door. These are a practical solution if you are buying for people who may arrive at the concert separately from you (and your credit card – see above) or if you cannot easily print your own tickets. There is a handling charge of £1 per transaction for online Box Office tickets. 3. By post using the form on the page opposite (£1 handling charge). 4. By phone (transaction fee £2.25) or in person (no fee) from the Brighton Dome Ticket Office, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UE (01273 709709), open Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm. Registration for workshops (Events 1, 2, 4) cannot be handled by Brighton Dome Ticket Office. We have had to raise some ticket prices this year, but have kept this to the minimum possible. As usual there are some excellent money-saving deals listed below! Please note that tickets, once paid for, cannot be refunded except in the event that the concert is cancelled. Seats are not numbered and are unreserved, but for most events we provide an informal seat reservation service for BREMF Friends at Supporter level and above and members of the Artistic Directors’ Circle (see page 19).

Brochure design and production by: Kate Benjamin www.katebenjamin.com

BOOKING FOR WORKSHOPS Pre-registration at www.bremf.org.uk/workshops is essential for workshops (Events 1, 2, 4). Deadlines are given alongside each event, but in all cases booking may be closed earlier if all places have been allocated.

CONCESSIONARY TICKETS These are available to young people (age 12-25 inclusive), those aged 60 or more and those in receipt of state benefits. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult; however, a Child Ticket must be obtained. Unaccompanied children under 16 cannot be the responsibility of the festival.

FESTIVAL TICKET SPECIAL OFFERS Save 40% with our Season Tickets. A Season Ticket costing £141 (£126 concessions) gives you a top price ticket to all events except Workshops. This is subject to availability of tickets at the time of purchase – if the best seats for an event are sold out we will supply the next best available. Season Tickets can ONLY be obtained from www.bremf.org.uk or by using the postal booking form in this brochure. In either case purchasers need to specify which performance of the Florentine Intermedi (Event 10 or Event 11) they wish to attend. Save 10% by buying tickets for four or more different concerts in one transaction. The following do not apply and cannot count towards this total: tickets costing £7 or less, Season Tickets and registration for workshops. Bring a party! Save up to 20% with our group rate savings for multiple tickets for a single concert - reductions start at 10% for a group of ten. Please phone 01273 833746 for further information.

Additional photography courtesy of: Robert Piwko, Rob Orchard, Kate Benjamin, Frans Vandewalle, Mike Clemens and The Royal Collection

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Date/Time

Seat Type (P, A, B or C)

State Full or Conc

Under 12 (free)

Subtotal

Seat Price

We regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards for postal bookings.

Signature:

TOTAL

Handling charge

£1.00

Total

Season tickets provide top price tickets to all paying concerts and cost £141 (full) and £126 (concessions). To purchase a Season Ticket, enter ST under Event Number. Season Ticket buyers should also state which performance of the Florentine Intermedi (Event 10 or Event 11) they wish to attend.

Please give details of tickets required. Events 1, 2 & 4 cannot be booked on this form.

Seats are unnumbered and unreserved

BREMF Tickets, 65 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9RR.

Please return completed form to:

Less 10% for 4+ different concerts (not valid for Season Tickets, tickets less than £7 or workshops)

No of seats

I enclose a cheque/PO payable to Brighton Early Music Festival for £...................................................

Event No

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Address....................................................................................................................................................

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Booking opens 22nd August for Friends and 5th September for the general public.

POSTAL BOOKING FORM For online booking, visit www.bremf.org.uk


PLAYING YOUR PART HAS NEVER MATTERED MORE With no Arts Council support for the first time in our 10 year history (see inside front cover), your support has never been more important in making BREMF possible. • Underpin the festival by becoming a Festival Friend (from £30) •G  et close to the creative process by joining the new BREMF Artistic Directors’ Circle (from £500) Depending on your level of support, benefits may include priority booking, invitations to special events, seat reservations, free programmes, access to rehearsals, free or discounted tickets to selected concerts and opportunities to meet festival artists and the Artistic Directors.

See page 19 or http://www.bremf.org.uk/friends/ for more information

“Meeting the musicians, attending rehearsals, being close to the Early Music team – all aspects of the Friends scheme enhance the festival for us and we highly recommend it.” Annette Boyne, BREMF Artistic Directors’ Circle

BREMF 2012 online brochure  

BREMF 2012 online brochure

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