Who doesn’t like hearing a collection of the most angelic voices around to sooth hearts and minds? Those who can manage to get themselves to Brighton this September will be in for a real treat, as the highly respected the International Festival of Choirs will be tantalising the ears of the city for what’s sure to be an amazing experience for young and old alike.
The four day celebration kicks off with a jam-packed roster of angelic entertainment, taking place among the city’s most amazing historic churches and venues. This bumper festival is being backed by the local Tourist Information Service, VisitBrighton, with the organisers thrilled at what’s shaping up to be the highlight of the autumn season.
There will also be an array of different events for patrons to partake in, from choral competitions where cash prizes are up for grabs, and masterclasses where you can learn to enhance your vocal chords and hit those high notes.
Highly renowned conductors in attendance, such as Dr Russell Robinson the Emeritus Professor of Music Education, Ralph Allwood the Director of Chapel Music at Queen’s College Cambridge, and the director of the only world’s only conservatoire chapel choir from the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
Festival Co-ordinator, Debbie Groves is hugely excited for what it will bring to the city:
“We want the Brighton community to enjoy listening to some amazing and diverse choral music, and so all our concerts and performances, including the Finale Concert at Brighton Dome, will be free for the public to attend.”
Ms Groves is also keen to highlight the range of events on offer that the public have chance to partake in themselves and where business will have the chance to show off wares:
“We will also be offering great opportunities through sponsorship, and invite any business or organisation who would like to come on board to take a look at the range of exciting sponsorship packages on our website. Our crowdfunding campaign launches on Wednesday 15th January and is an easy and fantastic way for individuals to become involved in this exciting piece of UK choral history!”
Registration has just opened for the festival, so you can seize the chance now to treat you and your family to the very best in entertainment. The festival is expected to host over 30 unique choirs, and will run from Thursday 3rd September, kicking off with an evening Parade of Choirs from the Hove Lawns seafront all the way to Brighton Palace Pier. The festivities will continue up until Sunday the 6th September, where a Grand Finale concert has been lined up to take place at the prestigious Brighton Dome Concert Hall. You don’t want to miss this.