Our next concert project is a wonderful departure for us in that we are exploring the beautiful and challenging world of the Italian language!
Prima le parole: La Bella Italia in words and music
There will be two performances of this programme:
- Saturday, 22 June
- Sunday, 23 June
The programme will be made up of music all sung in Italian with only one exception - a wonderful mass setting by Claudio Monteverdi (which will be in Latin). The Italian texts themselves will be read out in Italian, with their English translations, and important passages from historical letters and writings about music and language will also inform our exploration of 'la bella lingua'.
Venues for these concerts are still being found. Please check back here in the coming weeks for more information.
You can always consult our Next Concert page for all the most up to date information about our future plans.
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Brighton Consort presents four or five concerts each year in Brighton and the surrounding area. In addition, we help to further knowledge of renaissance and early baroque music by running occasional workshops, which are led by some of the U.K.'s greatest experts on the repertoire.
Our musical director, Greg Skidmore, was appointed in August 2021 to succeed James Dixon.
Greg is well known as an expert in the interpretation of Renaissance vocal music and he has a high profile as a performer with prestigious groups such as The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, The Sixteen, Ex Cathedra, Alamire, Tenebrae, and Contrapunctus. He brings to the choir a wealth of experience and great ideas for our future.
At this important stage in the development of Brighton Consort the choir is keen to recruit new members with a love for this style of music. Anyone interested is invited to email us on email@example.com for more details. We currently have vacancies in all voice parts.