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WELCOME TO THE BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 A warm welcome to our most international festival yet, and many thanks to all who have made it possible. We live in uncertain times and much of the world appears to be in crisis, yet many of our events point to parallels in history that resolve in unexpected ways. And there is always music! As we go to press with this year’s brochure we also have anxieties over growing pressures on funding, but already people are coming forward to help support the more vulnerable events as part of our new ‘Concert Sponsor’ scheme. If you can, please visit bremf.org.uk/friend and help us make BREMF the festival maintained by those who love it. Every penny counts. Do keep an eye on our website, and especially our event pages, which will be regularly updated with more information than we can include in this brochure. Share information and spread the word. Let’s make this our most successful festival ever! Deborah Roberts Artistic Director

We would like to thank our Concert Sponsors and all of our Festival Friends. Without your support, Brighton Early Music Festival could not continue to bring top quality artists to Brighton. Thank you! We are particularly grateful to several trusts and foundations for their support of our work at the time of publication. BREMF Early Music Live! is funded by the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation; The Fenton Arts Trust; and Fidelio Charitable Trust. Our early opera double bill Beauty, Love & Death is funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and The Dutton-Downing Trust. Canto Fiorito and Musica Antiqua Salzburg’s concert is supported by the European Commission programme ‘Creative Culture’; Lithuanian Council for Culture; and Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. Flauguissimo Ensemble and Consone Quartet’s concert is supported by the Swedish Church in London’s Thora Ohlsson Cultural Fund. Thanks also to Tedeco Ltd, donors to our appeal and other donors who joined us after this brochure went to print.

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

EVENT 1 Saturday 22 September, 10.30am & 12 noon (two performances), Friends’ Meeting House

OAE TOTS – THE WORLD AROUND US A 45 minute concert ideal for 2-5 year olds with their parents and carers – younger children also welcome. Includes an opportunity to meet the Orchestra after the concert. Reach for the stars and the sun and the moon! Come and join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in an interactive concert for the youngest of music lovers. The heavenly music of J S Bach will be our launchpad as we play, sing and dance across the universe. Tickets: £5; under 12s free

EVENT 3 Saturday 13 October, 10.30am-5pm St Barnabas Church, Hove

THE ITALIAN CONNECTION The Bassanos and their contemporaries in England

From Sylvestro Ganassi, La Fontegara (thought to depict the Bassano brothers)

Workshop for competent players of renaissance instruments including recorders, curtals, sackbuts, cornetts, violins & viols Led by Eric and Jane Moulder, members of the ensemble Piva From the middle of the 16th century numerous Italian musicians and composers settled and made their homes in London. Explore some of the music by generations of Bassanos, Ferraboscos and Lupos in an informative and enjoyable day. Workshop registration: £18; for half price places see page 22 Book online: bremf.org.uk/2018

EVENT 2 Saturday 29 September 10.30am-6.30pm, St Martin’s Church, Lewes Road

FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF EUROPE Renaissance polyphony spanning the Continent Workshop for choral singers with some experience Led by Greg Skidmore A day of musical journeys around the north, south, east and west of Europe. Composers include Carlo Gesualdo from Italy in the south, Duarte Lobo from Portugal in the west, Jacob Handl from Slovenia in the east, Jean Mouton from France in the centre and David Peebles from Scotland in the north. Bring your passport! Music available for download from our website soon after close of registration. There will be a short performance at 6pm – no ticket required but voluntary donations gratefully accepted! Workshop registration: £18; for half price places see page 22 Book online: bremf.org.uk/2018

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS EVENT 4 Saturday 20 October, 11am-6.30pm, Friends’ Meeting House Sunday 21 October,10am-6pm, Ralli Hall

VOCAL SOUND AND STYLE 1450-1650 Conference in collaboration with the National Early Music Association This two-day international conference is aimed at the interested general public as well as academics, students and professional and amateur performers. A range of talks, discussions, practical workshops, masterclasses and short performances will cover many aspects of a vivid and historically informed approach to singing renaissance and early baroque music.

Lorenzo Costa, Un concerto

Conference registration: one/two day tickets £25/£45 (students £20/£35) Early bird and NEMA/Early Music Forum member discounts available See event page at bremf.org.uk/2018 for full details and timetable of events

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EVENT 5 Friday 26 October, 8pm St George’s Church

Martin le Franc, Champion des Dames

LA CONTENANCE ANGLOISE The English style in medieval France Sollazzo Ensemble

Anna Danilevskaia director, fiddle Perrine Devillers soprano Vivien Simon tenor Vincent Kibildis harp Sophia Danilevskaia fiddle BREMF 2018 opens with a fascinating example of an English cultural export in the 15th century: the so-called contenance angloise. This new musical fashion took Europe by storm, revolutionising compositional techniques and taste. Initiated by John Dunstaple and Walter Frye, this English style was then adopted by composers such as Dufay and Binchois and introduced to the Burgundian Court, the epicentre of musical innovation at that time. Pan-European Sollazzo Ensemble, winners of the 2015 York Early Music Competition, bring their vivid style of performance to this intimate and profound music that still speaks to us through the centuries. Tickets: Premium £26; A £20; B £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/RVS (on door only) £5

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later broadcast

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WEEKEND 1 Saturday 27 October, 1pm St Paul’s Church EVENT 6

AP Wilding Photography | Richard Haughton

GAME OF THRONES Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Elizabeth Kenny lute, chitarrone Two of the UK’s leading artists present an intriguing programme highlighting political ‘games’ of renaissance Europe. Elizabeth I plots to keep France, Spain and Scotland on her side through years of marriage promises, flirtation, pacts and treaties. Includes music by Dowland, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Carissimi and others.

Tickets: £16; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

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MUSICAL MIGRATIONS: FRANCE, SPAIN & ITALY

EVENT 7

Saturday 27 October, 7.30pm, St Martin’s Church

LEGAL ALIENS: THE BASSANOS IN 16TH-CENTURY LONDON The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Gawain Glenton, Conor Hastings, Nicholas Perry cornetts Emily White, Tom Lees, Adrian France sackbuts Robin Bigwood keyboards While Tudor monarchs pursued international conflicts abroad, at court immigrant musicians like the Ferraboscos and the Venetian wind-playing Bassano family were still free to arrive and thrive. The Bassanos brought with them the latest dazzling playing techniques and an unrivalled skill in the making of wind instruments. They also performed an international repertoire of music by Italian, Flemish and English composers including William Byrd and John Cooper (such an Italophile he changed his name to Giovanni Coprario!). Politically, England was suspicious of foreigners; the Bassanos were even beaten up in the street for ‘looking a bit Spanish’. Musically, however, there was openness and vibrant exchange between cultures. Tickets: Premium £26; A £20; B £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket//RVS or SP (on door only) £5

Supported by Mike and Jenny Clemens

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Lewes Priory c 1520 | Illustration © Andy Gammon

WEEKEND 1

EVENT 8

Sunday 28 October, 7.30pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

MONASTIC EUROPE: THE LEWES BREVIARY Resonet (Medieval ensemble from Santiago de Compostela, Spain) Mercedes Hernández soprano David Sagastume countertenor Andrew Robinson baritone

Paulo González bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, recorders Carlos Castro percussion, psaltery Jordi Argelaga shawms, recorders Fernando Reyes director, citola

BREMF Community Choir Andrew Robinson & Joe Paxton directors The Cluniac Priory of Lewes was part of a monastic network spanning medieval Europe and sharing much music. This concert, newly devised for the atmospheric spaces of St Bartholomew’s Church, presents music from the 13th-century Lewes Breviary, including a vivid dramatisation of the story of St Thomas Becket. Also included are rousing pilgrim songs reflecting the pan-European nature of pilgrimage journeys. 8 visit

Tickets: £18; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Chris Boyne, stalwart member of the community choir and wonderful supporter of the festival.

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LordRunar/istock | Drottningholm Palace

WEEKEND 2: NORTHERN EUROPE

EVENT 9

Friday 2 November, 8pm, St George’s Church

THE MARRIAGE OF THE NORTHERN STAR Flauguissimo Ensemble

Don your masks and join the royal wedding party for the Swedish Crown Prince Adolf Frederick and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia at Drottningholm Palace, Sweden in 1744.

Consone Quartet

Scandinavian classical and traditional music is combined with popular Continental music from the Age of Enlightenment in a splendid celebration with champagne and Scandinavian snacks.

Andrea Eklund soprano; Yu-Wei Hu flute Johan Löfving guitar, theorbo Agata Daraskaite and Magdalena Loth-Hill violins Elitsa Bogdanova viola; George Ross cello

with Rosie Moon double bass Justyna Janiszewska contemporary dancer Steven Player baroque dancer

EVENT 10

Cabaret format

Supported by Nigel Pittman and the Thora Ohlsson Cultural Fund

Tickets: A £20; B £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/RVS (on door only) £5

Saturday 3 November, 1pm, Friends’ Meeting House

BEFORE THE EU: THE HANSEATIC WAY an illustrated talk by Rodrigo Calveyra director of Canto Fiorito The Hanseatic Way operated between the 13th and 17th centuries and linked many cities in Northern Europe from London to Tallinn. This event introduces the history of this great trading league and the musical culture that flowed along the trade routes. Highly recommended for those planning to attend the concert with Canto Fiorito and Musica Antiqua Salzburg on Sunday 4 November.

Family-friendly event suitable for children over nine years Tickets: £5; under 12s free

There will also be a free pop-up performance by Canto Fiorito and Musica Antiqua Salzburg at approximately 10.30am at the BA i360 Tower on Sunday 4 November.

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WEEKEND 2 EVENT 11

Saturday 3 November, 3pm, St Paul’s Church

BREMF LIVE! 2018 SHOWCASE Showcase of 20 minute sets from five emerging ensembles selected for the festival’s Early Music Live! scheme.

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Medieval vocal ensemble

Renaissance ensemble

Zoe Maxwell

Emily Burn, Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks singers

Charlotte La Thrope soprano; Louise Ayrton violin; Alice Trocellier viol; Sergio Bucheli lute

I syng of a mayden Sacred and secular songs from 12th to 15th-century Europe. Devotional works sit side by side with playful songs inspired by love and nature.

Da pacem Music for peace from the Holy Roman Empire of Charles V and modern times, including works by Josquin, Escobar and Arvo Pärt.

DRAMMA PER MUSICA

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Early baroque ensemble

Baroque ensemble

Rory Carver tenor; Jonatan Bougt chitarrone; Harry Buckoke viola da gamba The twilight and its heralds Music by Lawes, Purcell and others inspired by day and night’s most virtuosic heralds, the lark and nightingale.

Simone Pirri & Alice Poppleton violins; Sergio Bucheli chitarrone; Jacob Garside cello, viola da gamba Georg Muffat: The Great European The music of Muffat juxtaposed with his main and self-professed influencers, Corelli and Lully.

POCKET SINFONIA Classical ensemble Rosie Bowker flute; Eleanor Corr violin; Tom Isaac cello; Emil Duncumb fortepiano Mozart in Miniature Pocket Sinfonia takes you into the homes and salons of early 19th-century Vienna to hear Mozart arranged by his virtuosic student Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

This event is dedicated with much gratitude to the memory of Alexander Bruce, whose legacy to the Festival has secured the entire programme for 2018. He especially requested that we use the fund to support new artists. Tickets: £14; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

Interval refreshments including home-made cakes

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NORTHERN EUROPE

EVENT 12 Saturday 3 November 9pm, The Rose Hill

BREMF LIVE! CLUBNIGHT Highlights from the afternoon showcase presented informally in a pub setting. Standing only event.

Bespoke Commissions camillamartinfineart@gmail.com camilla-martin.artweb.com

Tickets: £5

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WEEKEND 2

EVENT 13

Sunday 4 November, 4pm, St Paul’s Church

MUSIC & SILENCE John Dowland at the court of Christian IV in Denmark Lux Musicae London

Reinhold Timm, Christian IV’s musicians (c 1622)

Roberta Diamond soprano Daniel Thomson tenor Mirjam-Luise Münzel recorders Sophie Creaner recorders Harry Buckoke viola da gamba Aileen Henry harp Toby Carr lute World-renowned for its musical accomplishments, King Christian’s court in early 17th-century Copenhagen was a lodestone for composers and virtuosi across Europe, including John Dowland, Tobias Hume, Irish harpist Cormacke Mcdermid, Praetorius and Scheidt. Rose Tremain’s bestselling novel Music and Silence is set at roughly the same time in Denmark and centres around the King’s musical establishment as well as the colourful life of his court. Join the BREMF Book Club and take part in pre-event discussions of the book with members of the band.

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Maps from Braun & Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum (1572)

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Sunday 4 November, 7.30pm, St Martin’s Church

THE HANSEATIC WAY: A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH A SHARED PAST Canto Fiorito Lithuania

Musica Antiqua Salzburg

The Hanseatic League was a successful alliance between major cities of 11 countries in Northern Europe, from London to Tallinn, which dominated trade in the North and Baltic seas from the 13th-17th centuries. Like an early version of the European Union, it promoted tolerance and respect towards different cultures, ensuring the survival of one of the most spectacular alliances in Western history.

Davide Pozzi organ Rodrigo Calveyra artistic director, cornetto

Composers include: Hieronymus Praetorius, Schütz, Byrd, Tallis and Sweelinck, as well as lesser known composers from smaller European countries.

Lina Dambrauskaitė soprano Renata Dubinskaitė mezzo-soprano Saulė Šerytė mezzo-soprano Algirdas Bagdonavičius tenor Nerijus Masevičius bass-baritone Gawain Glenton cornetto Stefan Konzett sackbut Dušan Kranjc sackbut Adrian France sackbut

Tickets: Premium £26; A £20; B £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/RVS or SP (on door only) £5

This concert brings together two European ensembles in a programme that represents music from each of the Hansa states in a journey through space and time.

Project supported by the European Commission Programme ‘Creative Culture’

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MIDWEEK EARLY OPERA DOUBLE BILL: THE ITALIAN-ENGLISH CONNECTION EVENT 15 Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 November, 8pm, The Old Market

Lauren Lodge-Campbell and Hannah Ely sopranos; Bethany Horak-Hallett and Victoria Adams mezzosopranos; Richard Robbins tenor; Edward Jowle and Kimon Barakos baritones; John Lee bass Monteverdi String Band Flauti d’echo recorder duo Claire Williams harpsichord James Bramley chitarrone Aileen Henry harp (6 & 8 Nov) Kit Spencer harp (7 Nov) Dancers from Streetfunk JP Omari choreographer Deborah Roberts & Oliver Webber musical directors Thomas Guthrie stage director

BEAUTY, LOVE & DEATH CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI

IL BALLO DELLE INGRATE (1608) JOHN BLOW

VENUS AND ADONIS (1683)

Two music-dance-theatrical works combining the exquisite original music with the energy and contemporary gestures of street dance. Both works star that famous mother and son duo, Venus and Cupid.

Streetfunk

This bold new production by Thomas Guthrie showcases a cast of some of the finest young student and professional singers emerging on the UK scene.

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WEEKEND 3: WAR & PEACE IN EUROPE

EVENT 16

Friday 9 November, 8pm, St Paul’s Church

1588 – WINDS OF FORTUNE: A PAIR OF INVASIONS

Tickets: £18; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

The Spanish Armada and the Italian madrigal Fieri Consort

Hannah Ely and Lucinda Cox sopranos; Helen Charlston and Nancy Cole mezzo-sopranos; Josh Cooter and Tom Kelly tenors; Ben McKee and David Maguire basses 1588 – a year that almost drastically changed the course of history in Britain. But for a change in the wind, the Spanish Armada would almost certainly have succeeded in invading these shores with untold consequences. In the same year, the first Italian madrigal anthology with English texts crossed the Alps; a peaceful invasion that encouraged a craze for all things Italian, especially the singing of madrigals. The beautiful young voices of Fieri Consort sing passionate madrigals from the anthology Musica Transalpina, alongside sacred Spanish gems from the time of Mary Tudor’s marriage to Philip II of Spain, and other works reflecting rich cultural exchanges between England and the Continent.

EVENT 17

Saturday 10 November, 1pm, St Nicholas Church

FRENCH FANCIES AND ITALIAN IMAGINATIONS Flauti d’echo

Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes recorders Benedict Williams harpsichord Dazzling young virtuosi Flauti d’echo explore the range of national styles that were popular in London both before and after the Restoration of the Monarchy. Beginning with the music of intrepid early English opera composers, the concert will include French-influenced music from the court of Charles II, as well as the Italianate style of the musicians who played in Handel’s London operas. Includes music by Purcell, Blow, Handel, and Paisible.

Tickets: £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

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WEEKEND 3 EVENT 18

Saturday 10 November, 7.30pm, St Bartholomew’s Church

REFORMATION REMAINERS Musicians, zealots and loyalists in Tudor England BREMF Consort of Voices Deborah Roberts director

Many historians have pointed out the similarities between the English Reformation (the break with Rome) and Brexit (the break with Brussels). Most notably, the country in each case becomes fiercely divided with passions running high. This programme looks at the lives and music of three Tudor composers: John Taverner, born a Catholic but drawn towards the be-leavers in Lutheranism and repenting his ‘Popish songs’; Thomas Tallis, who remained loyal to Rome his entire life; and his friend and pupil, William Byrd, who converted to Catholicism and wrote music covertly bemoaning the fallen state of England. Music includes movements from Taverner’s splendid pre-Reformation Missa Corona spinea, Tallis’s Lamentations and works in English and Latin by all three composers. Tickets: £18; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

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Elizabeth Adams

Nancy Cole

Helen Charlston

Josh Cooter

Tim Dickinson

Alison Bury

EVENT 19

Sunday 11 November, 7.30pm, St Martin’s Church

PEACE IN EUROPE A concert for Armistice Day The BREMF Players Alison Bury leader

The BREMF Singers

John Hancorn director Young soloists from BREMF Live! selected by audition: Elizabeth Adams soprano Nancy Cole and Helen Charlston mezzo-sopranos Josh Cooter tenor Tim Dickinson bass-baritone A concert to commemorate the fallen and celebrate the peace after centuries of European wars. This pan-European programme includes music by Handel, Delalande, Zelenka, Blow and Purcell, including ‘Dido’s Lament’ from his opera Dido and Aeneas.

John Hancorn

Tickets: Premium £26; A £20; B £12; for half price tickets see page 22; Prom Ticket/SP (on door only) £5

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Ben McKee (Helen & Josh) l Debbie Scanlan (Tim)

WAR & PEACE IN EUROPE


SUPPORT BREMF

BECOME A FRIEND OF BREMF AND PROVIDE VITAL SUPPORT Support the UK’s most innovative early music festival by becoming a Festival Friend (from £35), or get involved in the creative process by joining our Artistic Director’s Circle (£500) or becoming a Concert Sponsor (£1,000). BREMF is a registered charity (no 1097288). We receive no core funding and with increasing competition for both Arts Council England and Trust funds, the individual support of our Friends will play a growing role in our continuing to thrive.

GET INVOLVED Join our Friends, Artistic Director’s Circle or Concert Sponsor Schemes Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining or renewal. You can join online at bremf.org.uk/friend, by calling 01273 833746 or by picking up a form at a concert. Friends: £35 (single), £60 (couple) receive: • 2 weeks of priority booking (from 28 August) • an allocation of free programmes • an invitation to a Friends’ reception Supporters: £85 (single); £120 (couple) receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • an option to buy 1 HALF PRICE ticket (2 for a couple) for one of a choice of daytime concerts • an invitation to an open rehearsal • the option to make seat reservations at most concerts

Contributors: £150 (single or couple) and Premium Contributors: £250 (single or couple) receive Friends’ benefits PLUS: • FREE ticket(s) for one of a choice of daytime concerts • invitations to open rehearsals • named acknowledgement in concert programmes • the option to make seat reservations at most concerts Our Artistic Director’s Circle (£500 single or couple) enables you to feel involved in the creative processes and planning of the Festival, whilst visiting some intriguing venues and meeting festival artists. Become a Concert Sponsor (£1,000 single or couple) to enjoy all the benefits above plus acknowledgement as a major supporter of the concert of your choice and the opportunity to entertain guests. For more details, email mike@bremf.org.uk, ring 01273 833746 or visit bremf.org.uk/friend.

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GAIN NEW SKILLS AND 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: • assisting with publicity • lighting and sound • costume and make up • checking tickets • selling programmes • helping at events • driving the BREMF van

Find out more at bremf.org.uk/volunteer. Sign up as a volunteer on the website, or by emailing volunteer@bremf.org.uk.

‘I really feel part of it now - it has changed my life, given me something big and valuable to care about, and a new circle of smashing friends.’ BREMF volunteer

Introducing our 2018-19 Barbican season: Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (semi-staged) Tuesday 2 October 2018, Barbican Hall

BBC Singers: Rameau & Lully

Friday 19 October 2018, Milton Court Concert Hall

Michael Collins plays Mozart

Thursday 29 November 2018, Milton Court Concert Hall

Lucie Horsch & Richard Egarr

Sunday 24 February 2019, Milton Court Concert Hall

Nicolas Altstaedt plays Haydn

Thursday 28 March 2019, Milton Court Concert Hall

Handel’s Brockes-Passion

Good Friday 19 April 2019, Barbican Hall

Israel in Egypt

Friday 10 May 2019, Milton Court Concert Hall

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (concert performance) Thursday 4 July 2019, Barbican Hall

Tickets £10-60 plus booking fee* £5 for AAMplify members barbican.org.uk 020 7638 8891 *£3 online, £4 by telephone, no fee when booked in person

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Monday 17 December 2018

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Saturday 22 December 2018

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Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP 2

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH

St George’s Road (junction Abbey Road), Brighton BN2 1ED 3

ST PAUL’S CHURCH

West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE 4

ST MARTIN’S CHURCH

Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ 5

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH

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Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF 7

THE ROSE HILL

70-71 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JL 8

THE OLD MARKET

11A Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS 9

RALLI HALL

81 Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TH 10

ST BARNABAS CHURCH

88 Sackville Road, Hove BN3 3HE

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BOOKING INFORMATION Booking for concerts opens to members of the Friends of the Festival Scheme (see page 18) on 28 August and to the general public on 10 September. Prom tickets can only be purchased on the door. For information on registration for BREMF workshops (Events 2 and 3) and the conference (Event 4) please see below. There are four ways to buy tickets in advance for concerts promoted by Brighton Early Music Festival:

HALF PRICE TICKETS FOR CONCERTS AND WORKSHOPS

1. E-tickets: you purchase these from 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 a £1 handling charge per transaction for e-tickets.

These are available for all concerts and workshops except Events 1, 10 and 12 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). If you need to be accompanied by a carer who would not otherwise attend, we can issue them with a free ticket – please phone 01273 833746 to arrange this. 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.

2. Online Box Office tickets: you purchase these online but have the tickets issued to you either by post or on the door. There is a handling charge of £2 per transaction for online Box Office tickets. 3. By post using the form on page 23 (£2 handling charge). 4. By phone (£2 transaction fee + 50p postage) or in person from the Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE (01273 709709), open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm. Bookings for Events 2-4 cannot be handled by Brighton Dome Ticket Office. 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 main festival events we provide an informal seat reservation service for BREMF Friends at Supporter level and above.

BOOKING FOR WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE Pre-registration at bremf.org.uk is essential for BREMF workshops (Events 2 and 3) and the conference (Event 4). Deadlines are given on the website, but in all cases booking may be closed earlier if all places have been allocated.

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

PROM TICKETS A £5 Prom Ticket can be purchased (subject to availability on the day) on the door only for Events 5-9, 11, 13, 14 and 16-19. This admits you to a standing place (SP) or a restricted view seat (RVS) depending on the venue.

FESTIVAL TICKET SPECIAL OFFERS Save 30% with our Season Ticket. A Season Ticket costing £189 gives you a top price seat at all Main Festival concerts (Events 5-19) subject to availability of tickets at the time of purchase. If the top price seats for an event are sold out, we will supply the next best available. Season Tickets can ONLY be obtained from bremf.org.uk or by using the postal booking form in this brochure. Save up to 20% with our group rate savings for multiple tickets for a single concert - reductions start at 10% for a group of 10. Please phone 01273 833746 for group bookings.

Inside front cover image: Ben Nazarko Festival photography: Robert Piwko

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To purchase a Season Ticket, enter ST under Event Number and indicate your choice of performance for Event 15 (6, 7 or 8 Nov).

Season Tickets provide top price tickets to Main Festival concerts (Events 5-19) and cost £189.

Please give details of tickets required. Events 2-4 cannot be booked on this form. Prom tickets (RVS or SP) can only be purchased on the door.

Seats are unnumbered and unreserved

BREMF Tickets, Ham Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9ES

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Booking opens 28 August for Friends and 10 September for the general public.

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


PLEASE HELP BREMF CONTINUE BEYOND THIS YEAR BREMF has grown in popularity and many of our events sell out, so you may wonder why the financial support of our audiences is now more important than ever? Well: • Ticket sales can only cover 25% of our costs and we want to keep concerts affordable for all • We have to fundraise from scratch every year, and it’s getting much harder to raise what we need without drawing on our reserves

But: • Income from Friends and donations is now equivalent to a major grant and is the most reliable support we receive • All of our reserves have been provided by legacies and donations, and that has kept us afloat in difficult times

This is the way forward. Can you help us continue along this path? • Become a Festival Friend (from £35) and join the dynamic support network that is the future of BREMF • Make a donation, however small – it all adds up! • Sponsor particular events or festival artists and see what you have helped achieve • Remember us in your will. Legacies provide a wonderful way of sharing what you love with thousands of people. BREMF has already been enormously helped by three legacies which have enabled us to continue with creative and exciting work.

JOIN US TODAY AT BREMF.ORG.UK/FRIEND @BREMF

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BREMF 2018  

Brighton Early Music Festival brochure for 2018

BREMF 2018  

Brighton Early Music Festival brochure for 2018