Tour the world at the Brighton Early Music Festival
Come to Brighton this autumn, and let yourself be transported to Rome, Paris, Warsaw or Santiago thanks to Brighton Early Music Festival’s 2014 theme of ‘Cities, Music Centres and the Journeys Between Them’.
Running across three weekends from 24th October to 9th November, and now in its thirteenth year, Brighton Early Music Festival is now firmly established as a part of Brighton’s autumn cultural calendar and regularly attracts audiences of over four thousand.
The Festival opens with Venetian festivities from La Serenissima and highlights of the first weekend include medieval music from The Telling, followed by showcases from two of the Festival’s resident choirs: music from Rome with BREMF Consort of Voices, and then a pilgrimage to Santiago with the BREMF Community Choir joining Spanish ensemble Resonet.
The hot ticket of the 2014 Festival is an all-new programme of music from the Polish 17th century court performed by The Sixteen, and the journey continues with a whistle-stop tour of Europe – Grand Tour Shorts, performed by some of the newest talents on the early music scene. If the evening Portuguese/Brazilian/African fusion from l’Avventura is a little too ‘merry’, you can revive yourself with the following day’s recreation of Bach’s favourite coffee house with Little Baroque Company, or retreat from it all to the Paris Convent with Musica Secreta.
The final weekend is a dance spectacular! Opening with The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’ homage to a Morris Dancing publicity stunt by a member of Shakespeare’s company, and continuing with French baroque dance in a new music-drama Powerplay with Le Jardin Secret. Contrast is provided by music from CPE Bach in his 300th anniversary year and two titans of the London music scene – Handel and Purcell, rounding off the Festival with the BREMF Players and Singers, with a stellar line-up of young soloists.
Visit www.bremf.org.uk for further information or buy tickets from Brighton Dome ticket office on 01273 790709.