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25th October to 10th November

Welcome to the Brighton Early Music Festival 2013

Join us this year as we take a look inside ourselves and examine our passions. They come in many forms and are highly individual, but somehow we can instinctively understand their common language – especially when communicated through music.

We would like to thank our Artistic Directors’ Circle Members, and Friends, Supporters, Contributors and Premium Contributors. Without your support, Brighton Early Music Festival simply could not continue to bring top quality artists to Brighton. Thank you!

Funders and partners:

How thrilling it can be to feel a connection with the emotions expressed by people who lived several hundreds of years ago, and yet music does this all the time whether combined with words or not. In this year’s festival we will be offering music from the 12th century to the present day and from many very different cultures around the world. We hope you will enjoy the journey through time and space, and will feel a renewed sense of the beauty and power of music and its vital importance in our lives.

Clare Norburn and Deborah Roberts, Co-Artistic Directors

Brighton Early Music Festival gratefully acknowledges financial support from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts (funded by the National Lottery) and Brighton and Hove City Council for their ongoing championship and support of the festival. In addition, without the support of trusts and foundations, Brighton Early Music Festival could not continue to support outstanding young performers and undertake community and education work in 2013/14. The Festival gratefully acknowledges financial support from the following organisations: The Foyle Foundation, The Stanley Picker Trust, The Ernest Cook Trust, The Lynn Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust and The Dutton-Downing Trust. We would also like to thank Southern Water for their sponsorship of our Gloria education project.




September – october


Event 3: Saturday 5th October, 3pm St George’s Church

Vows & Victims An education project from Glyndebourne and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Local young dancers and musicians; Instrumentalists from the OAE and Brighton Early Music Live!

Event 1: Saturday 21st September, 10am–6pm (approx). Venues include The Unitarian Church, Blind Tiger Club, Mrs Fitzherbert’s Pub and other spaces.

David Gordon composer; Christopher Tudor choreographer; Bern O’Donoghue designer

passion for singing

Inspired by the work of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vows and Victims is the creative response of local young dancers and musicians to Glyndebourne’s fantastical Festival 2013 production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. The culmination of a series of music, dance and design workshops, this unique staged performance will entertain, puzzle and delight…

A sponsored eight-hour ‘singathon’ and related workshops Your chance to take part in a day celebrating our ‘Passion for Singing’. We are looking to fill eight hours of continuous singing with ensembles and soloists from any vocal tradition with some roots in the past. To include jazz, blues, soul, folk, world, singer/songwriter and improvisation as well as 900 years of early and classical music. Come and join us and fill Brighton with song! Free vocal workshops on a variety of singing styles. If you can raise any sponsorship for the Festival, it will help us continue to put on events like this.

Tickets: £5 (£4 conc) only from or using the postal booking form on p23

To apply to take part, download the form from or email

COME & SING SPEM IN ALIUM: WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE Led by Deborah Roberts Hosted by BREMF Consort of Voices An opportunity to sing Thomas Tallis’s passionately loved 40-part motet, along with other works by Tallis and his pupil Byrd. All reasonably experienced singers are welcome and we hope to offer a ‘buddying’ system for the less confident. Workshop registration £18 (£12 conc) Visit

Event 4: Saturday 12th October, 11am-6pm Friends’ Meeting House

SUBVERSIVE SYNGING With Belinda Sykes and members of Joglaresa Hosted by BREMF Community Choir Open to enthusiastic singers from various traditions and leading to optional participation in the main festival’s opening event with Joglaresa, this workshop offers a great opportunity to let your hair down and explore what your voice can do!

Music available for download from the website in early September.

Workshop registration £18 (£12 conc) Members of BREMF Community Choir £12 (£8 conc)

Tickets: no ticket required for free performance at 6pm



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Photo: Graham Wood

Event 2: Saturday 28th September, 10.30am-6.30pm with a free public performance at 6pm St Bartholomew’s Church



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Event 5: Saturday 19th October, 11am-6pm Friends’ Meeting House

Event 7: Friday 25th October, 8pm, St George’s Church


“magic and menace”


Led by Emma Murphy of Philomel

The Times

Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes, director Sianed Jones voice, fidel Ruth Fraser voice, percussion Tim Garside percussion, voice, citole Jean Kelly harp; Stuart Hall bass, kemençe

Following the success of last year’s workshop on the dance music of Susato and Praetorius, we invite all competent players of renaissance instruments to come and explore a different repertoire from this rich period of music. Taking vocal pieces and arranging them for instruments was a remarkably common practice in the Renaissance. The presence of texts also provides wonderful opportunities to explore expressive phrasing by following the natural flow and stresses of the words. Emma Murphy will introduce music by renaissance masters Josquin, Gombert, Rore, Lassus, Palestrina and Byrd as well as some challenging opportunities for embellishment.

The mere idea of music and musicians in the Middle Ages was a subversive one from the church’s standpoint, and Joglaresa have always emphasised this in their 20th- and 21st-century performances. With more than a passing nod to Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and the Sex Pistols, Joglaresa explore links between songs from the Crusades to the present day. Music available for download from the website in early October.

Event 6: Monday 21st October, 30 minute sets at 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Central Brighton venue TBA – watch the website:

Photo: Graham Wood

Workshop registration £18 (£12 conc) Visit

friday 25th & Saturday 26th October

With searing vocals, fidel, harp, citole, bass and percussion, Joglaresa will drag you out of the dusty world of medieval music kicking into the here and now. Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C £6 (restricted view)


Photos: Joe Plommer

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Night Shift is the ground-breaking rules-free classical night from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Following on from sold-out events last year, The Night Shift pub tour is back and includes this special Brighton gig featuring four musicians from the Orchestra. This is your chance to hear great classical music up close in everyone’s favourite venue – the pub. Tonight’s gig includes a complete Haydn quartet plus a brand new piece from one of today’s most exciting composers – full details on The Night Shift website. Please note this event is unreserved and standing. Tickets: £10 (£4 students) in advance only at or using the postal booking form on p23; £12 (£4 students) on door

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Event 8: Saturday 26th October, 1pm, Sallis Benney Theatre

passion body & soul Philomel Emma Murphy director; with Philip Thorby, Sharon Lindo, Alison Kinder, David Hatcher playing and singing using a full range of renaissance instruments. Brighton Early Music Festival 2013

Featuring many of the same musicians who played in last year’s David Munrow celebration event, Philomel performs sacred and secular songs expressing passionate emotions of both a physical and spiritual nature, alongside dazzling instrumental divisions on some of the most popular music of the Renaissance. Composers include Josquin, Palestrina, Victoria, Rore, Lassus and Certon. Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later broadcast Tickets: £12 (£10 conc) 7

Early music club night

Saturday 26th October Event 9: Saturday 26th October, 8pm until late – come and go as you wish, St Bartholomew’s Church

EARLY MUSIC CLUB NIGHT: COOL PASSION The pick of the new generation of artists come together, with a surprise presenter, in an informal evening of music from the Renaissance to the 19th century. The spectacular setting of St Bartholomew’s Church, with dramatic lighting, three separate stages and freedom to move between sets will make this a perfect introduction to early music as well as a memorable night for all.

“definitely something special about this seaside celebration”

Ensembles and artists include:

Classical Music

Little Baroque Company (baroque chamber group); Il Nuovo Chiaroscuro (sackbut quartet); Borromini String Quartet; I Flautisti (recorder quartet); Flauguissimo (classical flute and guitar) plus Alison Kinder (viols and renaissance winds) and two singers: Esther Brazil (soprano) and Greg Skidmore (baritone). As well as performing within their own ensembles, the whole group will come together in some larger-scale pieces. Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later broadcast

Photos: Robert Piwko

Tickets: £8 (£5 conc) in advance £10 (£5 conc) on door


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Sunday 27th October Event 10: Sunday 27th October, 12 noon St Andrew’s Church, Waterloo Street

THE WOOL MERCHANT & THE HARP Leah Stuttard harp and voice Harpist Leah Stuttard tells the intriguing story of George Cely, a late 15th-century English wool merchant, whose remarkable notebooks refer to his harp lessons. Designed to hone social skills by showing off artistic talents, playing a musical instrument was a sure-fire way to impress the ladies (or the men)! Leah’s illustrated lecture recital tells of the gorgeous songs that he learnt, full of yearning and beauty, alongside the lively dance tunes he played for the discerning gentry.

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc)

Supported by the Medieval Song Network

Event 11: Sunday 27th October, 7.30pm St Bartholomew’s Church

40 shades of spem in alium BREMF Consort of Voices Deborah Roberts director Chantage (Choir of the Year 2006 winners) James Davey director Nigel Pittman narrator Music by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis is set against the turbulent history of religious conflict in England that led these two composers, both Catholic, to such coded but passionate outpourings in their music. Works including Tallis’s great 40-part motet, Spem in alium (recently popularised by the book Fifty Shades of Grey), along with sacred music from the period of Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth I, and from both the Catholic and Protestant churches. Tickets: £16 (£14 conc)


Event 12: Friday 1st November, 8pm, All Saints Church, Hove

Handel in the Wind Red Priest Piers Adams recorder Julia Bishop violin Angela East cello David Wright harpsichord Following the success of their programmes of Bach (‘Johann I’m Only Dancing’) and Vivaldi (‘Carnival of the Seasons’), Red Priest will take you on a whirlwind tour through the music of that other titan of the Baroque, George Frideric Handel. Their completely new programme includes trio sonatas, chaconnes and virtuoso variations, transcriptions both sublime and tempestuous from operatic works including Rinaldo and Solomon, and an audacious suite drawn from his most celebrated work, Messiah. Handel’s music will be interspersed with works by other 18th-century masters including Vivaldi and Forqueray. Brighton Early Music Festival 2013

“Red Priest is like no other early music instrumental ensemble you have ever heard... bringing glee to the concert scene for a decade or more... transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama...” Daily Telegraph Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C £6 (restricted view) 11

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sunday 3rd November

Event 13: Saturday 2nd November, 1pm, The Old Market, Hove

instruments of passion

Event 15: Sunday 3rd November, 7.30pm St Bartholomew’s Church

Trio Goya: Kati Debretzeni violin; Maggie Cole fortepiano; Sebastian Comberti cello

breaking the rules

Haydn Trio in A flat; Beethoven Trio in C minor Op. 1 no.3; Haydn Trio in C

Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)

Whilst they are worlds apart in terms of dynamic extremes, the three works here illustrate a shared passion for startling key relationships and sheer improvisatory genius. These qualities are displayed abundantly through the sound world of fortepiano and period strings.

Photo: John Firth

Three of the finest chamber musicians in the world including Kati Debretzeni, who was the inspiring leader in last year’s Celebrating Coronations concert, play music by Haydn and Beethoven, written within a span of only six years.

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc)

Event 14: Saturday 2nd November, 7.30pm The Old Market, Hove

PASSION & THE PRINCESS Marriage, murder and madness at the court of Ferrara

Musica Secreta Deborah Roberts soprano Sophia Brumfitt soprano Rosie Midgley mezzo soprano Lynda Sayce lute and chitarrone Claire Williams harpsichord Members of BREMF Consort of Voices Deborah Roberts director Devised and introduced by Laurie Stras*

“Were Botticelli’s Primavera to burst into song, she would probably sound like this” Independent on Sunday

Meet the true impresario of the singing ladies of Ferrara. Named after her grandmother Lucrezia Borgia, the princess Lucrezia d’Este was participant, patron and witness to the greatest music of the 16th-century at the court of Ferrara. Passion, violence, murder and treachery weave through her story, with music her one delight in the brutal world of renaissance politics. Music by Willaert, Rore, Wert, Luzzaschi and Monteverdi, and other rare gems of the Ferrarese court. * Dr Laurie Stras is Senior Lecturer in Music at Southampton University. She is currently writing a book, Musica Secreta: Women, Polyphony and Performance to be published next year.

The Marian Consort Emma Walshe and Gwendolen Martin sopranos Rory McCleery countertenor and director Nick Pritchard and George Pooley tenors Christopher Borrett bass Jadran Duncumb theorbo Celestial Sirens; Actor TBA; Script by Clare Norburn This concert-drama explores the strange world of Carlo Gesualdo and his extraordinary music. Close to his final moments, isolated in his castle at Gesualdo, Southern Italy, Carlo Gesualdo struggles to come to terms with his past. Can he exorcise the ghost of his first wife whom he killed along with her lover? His journey towards salvation or damnation takes us back to his childhood, his two difficult marriages, his obsession with retribution and purgatory and his moments of revelation in the musical hothouse of Ferrara. Includes some of Gesualdo’s startling Tenebrae Responsories as well as madrigals by Gesualdo and Luzzaschi, performed by The Marian Consort, considered one of the most exciting young vocal ensembles on the early music scene.

“ performances that glow with golden purity and soul” The Sunday Times (The Marian Consort)

Laurie Stras

Tickets: A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)


Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)

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saturday 9th November

Event 16: Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm, St George’s Church

Event 17: Friday 8th November, 8pm St George’s Church

Event 18: Saturday 9th November, 1pm St Mary’s Church, Rock Gardens

Dowland’s Den



Music by John Dowland

The Telling: Clare Norburn and Yvonne Eddy sopranos; Jean Kelly harp; Clare Salaman vielle and hurdy gurdy

A public masterclass with Emma Kirkby & Jacob Heringman Providing a fascinating insight into the art of interpretation, three young professional lute-song duos are coached by two of the world’s greatest experts in our first top level masterclass. Tickets: A £15 (£13 conc); B £12 (£10 conc) This event will be followed by a Reception for BREMF Friends

Emma Kirkby soprano and Jacob Heringman lute

It was tough being a troubadour in love! Join The Telling on a musical journey around and over the obstacles of courtly love, such as strict parents, tall towers, and husbands with bad breath and red tickly beards! Troubadour and trouvère music and poetry, and foot-tapping dances.

With Gwendolen Martin soprano and Toby Carr lute Michael Solomon Williams tenor and Niki Andronikou lute Anna Thunström soprano and Wezi Elliot lute

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc) Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C £6 (restricted view)

Event 19: Saturday 9th November, 7.30pm St George’s Church

Joana Seara and Sandra Medeiros

profane deliriums Passionate love songs from Portugal and Brazil


Emma Kirkby photo: Bibi Basch

Marta Gonçalves flute; Joanna Lawrence violin; Natasha Kraemer cello; Taro Takeuchi six-course guitar and English guitar; David Gordon harpsichord

Emma Kirkby writes: ‘John Dowland’s gorgeous music has been part of my awareness for nearly half a century, ever since at 15 I joined in a four-part version of “Wilt thou unkind thus reave me” – the refrain: “kiss me, sweet my jewel”, must have ricocheted intriguingly between high and low teenage voices! – but all I remember was the thrill of my first encounter with renaissance polyphony, and a joy which has never left me. Now for Dowland’s 450th I want to celebrate his enduring power, with singers and players of the new generation. On Thursday Jacob Heringman and I will coach young duos in their choice of Dowland songs, and on Friday we will share the platform with them for a programme ranging through all his printed song books. The intimate opulence of St. George’s Church will complement this endeavour perfectly – do join us!’ 14

Žak Ozmo director and Spanish and English guitars with Joana Seara and Sandra Medeiros sopranos In a romantic, candle-lit cabaret setting, this exciting ensemble new to BREMF performs music so passionate that 18th-century English novelist and travel writer William Beckford described it as:

‘ an original sort of music different from any I ever heard, the most seducing, the most voluptuous imaginable, the best calculated to throw saints off their guard and to inspire profane deliriums’. Bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of wine while listening to Portuguese and Brazilian modinhas and related instrumental music from the 18th century. Composed for the era’s virtuoso singers and first rate guitarists, these popular works fused the musical traditions of Portugal with the African infused traditions of Brazil, producing a unique vocal genre characterised by captivating melodies, unusual rhythms and colourful instrumental effects.

‘Superb and very, very sexy.’ Australian Limelight magazine Brighton Early Music Festival 2013

Tickets: A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc); C £6 (restricted view) NB all B and C tickets are in the upstairs gallery 15

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November Event 20: Saturday 9th November, 4.30pm, Brighton College

sunday 10th November Event 22: Sunday 10th November, 7pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

Public Masterclass with Rachel Podger Internationally renowned soloist, Rachel Podger, will be demonstrating the secrets behind her baroque violin playing. This is a unique opportunity to follow the development of performance practice by observing an eminent specialist working with young musicians from Brighton and Hove. Rachel has taught at various institutions including the Royal Academy of Music in London, The Juilliard School of Music in New York, the New England Conservatory in Boston, as well as many establishments in Europe. She is also Visiting Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Tickets: £5 (£3.50 conc)

THE ST JOHN PASSION BY JS BACH Andrew Griffiths tenor (Evangelist) George Humphreys bass (Christus)

The BREMF Players Alison Bury leader

Bach’s sublime St John Passion closes this year’s festival with music that expresses a full range of passionate emotions, from the mindless howl of a crowd to the silent dignity of self-sacrifice, and passing through fear, greed, guilt, despair, rage, hope, love and acceptance. How a man of Bach’s quiet modesty could capture every shade of human emotion and feeling and produce a work that is one of the most universally loved and admired expressions of musical art ever, is something, perhaps, that can never be put into words.

The BREMF Singers John Hancorn director

Tickets: Premium £23 (£21 conc); A £18.50 (£16.50 conc); B £12 (£10 conc)

Mhairi Lawson soprano Esther Brazil mezzo soprano Nick Pritchard tenor Robert Davies bass

Event 21: Sunday 10th November, 11am Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

GUARDIAN ANGEL Rachel Podger violin Showcasing her ‘intoxicating combination of power and grace’ (Toronto Star), internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger presents a delectable selection of virtuosic solo repertoire to tempt your musical taste buds. The programme, taken from her latest solo disc (released in September), includes sonatas by Tartini, Matteis and Pisendel. The performance will also include Bach’s wonderful Flute Partita in G minor transposed for violin, and Biber’s hauntingly beautiful Guardian Angel, the final work from his Mystery Sonatas.

A Brighton Dome/Strings Attached/BREMF collaboration as part of the Coffee Concert series Tickets: £17.50 (£15 conc)

Concessionary rate for Events 20 & 21 applies to students, over 60s, JSA/IS, registered disabled/DLA or ESA/IB. In addition, concessionary tickets for Event 20 are available for Members of Strings Attached and Friends of BREMF. 16

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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 (no 1097288). We receive no core funding and simply couldn’t survive were it not for the support of individuals. Please do join us and help to ensure our future.

GET INVOLVED 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 by calling 01273 833746 or by picking up a form at a concert. Friends: £30 (single), £50 (couple) receive: • 2 weeks of priority booking (from 21st August); • an allocation of free programmes; • an invitation to a Friends’ reception. Supporters: £75 (single); £100 (couple) receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • an option to buy 1 HALF PRICE ticket (2 for a couple) for either Event 8 (Passion, Body & Soul, 26th Oct), Event 10 (The Wool Merchant and the Harp, 27th Oct), Event 13 (Instruments of Passion, 2nd Nov) or Event 18 (Tall Towers, Husbands etc, 9th Nov) • an invitation to an open rehearsal (from a choice of events); • the option to make seat reservations at all concerts.

Contributors: £125 or more (single or couple) and Premium Contributors: £250 or more (single or couple) receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • FREE ticket(s) for one choice from the events listed above; • invitations to open rehearsals; • named acknowledgement in concert programmes; • the option to make seat reservations at all concerts.

GAIN NEW SKILLS & REWARDS You can get involved in helping the festival in a variety of ways: either as a festival volunteer or through our Festival Trainee programme for graduates. Volunteers and trainees help 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 of our concerts. There are a number of ways you can help, from stuffing envelopes, driving the BREMF van, lighting and sound, to checking tickets and helping at events. Find out more at Sign up as a volunteer on the website, or by emailing

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

“ During the festival itself it was like living (part-time at any rate) in another world – on the train journey home Sunday evening I felt a little bit of magic had left me.”

Our 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. There are two levels of support: from £500-£999 and £1000+. For more details, email, call 020 7281 6864 or visit

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Hurstpierpoint College Pre-Prep | Prep | Senior School | Sixth Form

We offer scholarships with additional means-tested bursaries for exceptional boys and girls at 11+, 13+ & 16+

If you are coming by car please allow plenty of time for parking. On-street parking is restricted in much of central Brighton, although there are plenty of multi-storey car parks. For more complete parking and public transport information please see, and


ll venues have wheelchair access. For further A information and help, please phone 01273 304644.

St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP Buses: 5 5A 5B 37 46 49/49B 50; also 25/N25 to St Peter’s Church. Plus (not Sun evening) 21/21B, 22, 24 26. London Road Shoppers Car Park (payment required) is immediately behind the Church (entrance on Providence Place). 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. Pay and display street parking near the church (very limited) but also on Marine Parade to the east. Bus no. 7 runs from Brighton Marina (which has free multi-storey car park) 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. 4

To find out more, visit our website or contact Admissions on 01273 836936

Brighton College

Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 0AL Buses/parking as for venue 3.

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Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 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. Multi-storey car park at Church St.

The Unitarian Church & MRS FITZHERBERT’S PUB 6

New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF Buses/parking as for venue 5. 7

Sallis Benney Theatre

University of Brighton, 58-64 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY Buses/parking as for venue 5. 8

The Blind Tiger Club

52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 9QA Buses/parking as for venue 5. 9

Friends’ Meeting House

Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF Buses as for venue 5. Multi-storey car park (The Lanes), Black Lion Street. 10

The Old Market

11A Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS Buses: 1/1A, 2/2A, 5/5A/5B, 6, 20X, 24, 25, 46, 49/49A, 81. Parking: Pay and Display on the seafront (west of venue) or NCP car park at Regency Square (east, 10 mins walk) 11 St Andrew’s Church, Waterloo St

Waterloo Street, Hove BN3 1AQ Buses and parking as for venue 10. 12

All Saints Church

The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE Buses: 2/2A, 5/5A/5B, 7, 81/81B/81C. Pay and display street parking nearby or multi-storey car park on Norton Road (6 mins walk). 21


To join the Friends please go to friends or complete the form on the appeal letter We regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards for postal bookings.


£1.00 Handling charge

Optional donation to Brighton Early Music Festival


Less 10% for 4+ different concerts (not valid for Season Tickets, tickets less than £8, pre-festival events (Events 2-6) or Events 20 & 21.)

Total Seat Price

To purchase a Season Ticket, enter ST under Event Number

Season tickets provide top price tickets to most Main Festival concerts (Events 7-19 and Event 22) and cost £144 (full) and £126 (concessions).

Please give details of tickets required. Events 2, 4 & 5 cannot be booked on this form.

Under 12 (free) State Full or Conc Seat Type (P, A, B or C) No of seats Date/Time

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Brochure design and production by: Kate Benjamin


Bring a party! Save up to 20% with our group rate savings for multiple tickets for a single Main Festival concert – reductions start at 10% for a group of ten. Please phone 01273 833746 for further information.


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 18).

Save 10% by buying tickets for four or more different Main Festival concerts in one transaction. The following do not apply and cannot count towards this total: tickets costing £8 or less, Season Tickets, tickets for events 20 & 21 and for pre-festival events (2-6).


Events 20 & 21 are promoted by Brighton Dome. Please see page 16 for specific pricing and ticketing information. Tickets for these events do not qualify for BREMF discounts (see below).

Save 40% with our Season Tickets. A Season Ticket costing £144 (£126 concessions) gives you a top price ticket to all Main Festival concerts (Events 7-19 and Event 22). 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 or by using the postal booking form in this brochure.


Tickets for Events 13 & 14 can also be purchased from The Old Market Ticket/Box Office, open Mon-Fri 1-6pm (, 01273 201801). However, tickets purchased in this way do not qualify for BREMF discounts (see below).



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. Bookings for Events 2-6 cannot be handled by Brighton Dome Ticket Office.

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. Please see page 16 for specific concession criteria for events 20 & 21.


3. By post using the form on page 23 (£1 handling charge).


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

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.

Pre-registration at is essential for workshops (Events 2, 4, 5). Deadlines are given on the website, but in all cases booking may be closed earlier if all places have been allocated.

Booking opens 21st August for Friends and 4th September for the general public.

1. E-tickets: you purchase these from www., 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.


POSTAL BOOKING FORM For online booking, visit

There are four ways to buy tickets in advance for most concerts promoted by Brighton Early Music Festival:

Please return completed form to:

Booking for most events other than workshops opens to members of the Friends of the Festival Scheme (see page 18) on 21st August and to the general public on 4th September. For information on registration for workshops (Events 2, 4, 5) please see below.

Seats are unnumbered and unreserved

Booking information

L’elisir d’amore photo: Bill Cooper

6 – 26 October at Glyndebourne returning to Glyndebourne for Encore week 24 – 30 November

Tickets from £18. Book now at

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