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Monday 06 December 2021

Brighton Festival Chorus Returns To Brighton Dome For Christmas Concert

Following last year"s virtual sing-along, Brighton Festival Chorus (BFC) returns to the stage for its annual Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday 12 December at 4pm. 

A festive highlight, the Chorus will be joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Festival Youth Choir, mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin and baritone Alex Otterburn.

Featuring the very best Christmas classics the performance also includes the chance to sing-along to favourite carols with a choir of 120 singers and the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The audience are also encouraged to bring along a terrible Christmas joke to be read out and one lucky audience member will be selected to try their hand at conducting. 


BFC recently joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to contribute backing vocals to a newly released Christmas album from German singer Howard Carpendale, and some of these arrangements will be performed on the day. 

The Chorus's recording of Carmina Burana with Antal Dorati features on the soundtrack of the Netflix hit show, Squid Game, with over 12 million streams online.

BFC Chairman, Richard Blows, said: 

"It's a fantastic feeling to be back as part of Brighton Dome's Christmas programme and promises an afternoon filled with sparkle and joy following the challenges of the previous year. 

"What could be better than putting on a Christmas jumper, waving some tinsel and celebrating the festive season together with friends, family and some wonderful music."

Brighton Festival Chorus Annual Christmas Concert With Brighton Festival Youth Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome on Sunday 12 December 2021. Book online: brightondome.org - Tel: 01273 709709.

by: Mike Cobley




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