Brighton Early Music Festival 2014
From 24 October to 9 November 2014
The Brighton Early Music Festival kicks off next week and we are all very excited! The festival is known for doing things a bit differently. For their tenth anniversary in 2012, they brought us aerial dancers swinging from the rafters of St Bartholomew’s Church! This year’s edition is certainly bringing the ‘quirky’ offerings back to Brighton!
For a chance to listen to great music while enjoying a drink in a relaxed setting, join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, which is held before the actual festival on the 17th of October. The festival starts on the 24th of October and the BREMF Club night is opening the event at 10pm with great music from Venice! On the following evening you can enjoy the Popes, Power and Patronage concert in St Bart’s Church or go to the free late night offering of Tudor choral music at 10.15pm, also held at the Church. The weekend of 1 and 2 November is crammed with daytime events from 30 minute sets from around Europe at the Latest Music bar on November 1st to The Old Market, transformed into a Leipzig coffee house!
There are several dance-themed events at the festival, such as the Nine Daies Wonder Show of the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments and St George’s Kemptown will be set out cabaret style. A brand new music-drama based on tales from the Paris Opéra, Powerplay, will be premiering on the 8th of November and will feature French dance with a choreographer and dancer from Paris.
Have fun at the festival!