• Stunning Shostakovitch

    Saturday 19th May
    All Saints Church, Hove, 7.30pm
    Brighton Festival Concert

    A fantastic evening of music from one of Russia’s finest composers.
    At once both brutal and intensely romantic, Shostakovitch presents the audience with the whole gamut of emotions.
    Beginning with his celebratory ‘Festive Overture’, the orchestra flexes its muscles in readiness for later on in the concert. Our concerto this evening,Piano No. 2 is played by an orchestra and audience favourite, Simon Ballard, who will tug at your heart strings and stimulate your senses.
    The Symphony tonight is the mighty No. 5, full of passion, vitality and drive.
    So, an evening eagerly anticipated and one which will not disappoint!

    Festive Overture
    Piano Concerto No 2, Soloist Simon Ballard
    Symphony No.5

    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

    Tickets at £15, concessions at £12 and NUS/Children at £5
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    Season Sponsor – Southern Water

  • Concert for Children

    Sunday May 20th
    All Saints Church, Hove, 3.00pm
    Brighton Festival Concert

    A wonderful afternoon dedicated to children, showing how much fun can be had telling a story with music and narration.
    Join us for a fun afternoon as we follow Peter, meeting all his friends in the meadow and finding a wolf.
    Come with us while we join our sad little tuba, Tubby, longing for a tune all of his own and his delight when he finds one.

    There are only 200 tickets available for this concert, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

    Peter and The Wolf
    Tubby The Tuba

    Narration – Richard Reynolds
    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

    Tickets at £10, concessions at £8 and children at £6
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  • A Celebration of Puccini

    Sunday July 15th
    Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, 6.pm.

    Our official concert to celebrate 25 years of music making in Sussex.
    Tonight we celebrate the sumptuously beautiful music of Giacomo Puccini.
    We have actor Richard Hawley (Coronation Street) as Puccini, who will be ‘interviewed’ by the extremely popular BBC TV South’s presenter, Sally Taylor.
    We will be visiting Puccini’s work from the very beginning to the very end, finishing at the end of his opera ‘Turandot’, with many famous and well loved moments from his operas and symphonic works.
    Two of this county’s finest singers and great friends of the orchestra, Joanna Appleby and Andrew Rees will be heard in arias and duets, interspersed by magical numbers for solo orchestra.

    This is an eagerly awaited concert and early booking is advised, we only have 1600 seats available!

    This Concert will be supporting Cancer Research – UK

    Soprano – Joanna Appleby
    Tenor – Andrew Rees
    ‘Puccini’ – Richard Hawley
    Interlocutor – Sally Taylor
    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

    £60, includes premium seats, pre-concert canapé and drinks reception (0nly 80 tickets available)
    Dome Box Office, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE
    ‘Phone Sales 01273-709709

    Season Sponsor – Southern Water

  • Water, Water, Everywhere!

    Saturday, September 22nd
    All Saints Church, Hove, 7.30pm

    An evening to both celebrate our partnership with Season Sponsor, Southern Water but also to share our vision
    of the importance of the work both organisations do to make our area a better place to live.
    With the help of Southern Water, we have commissioned a brand new work from local composer, Paul Lewis, which we are premiering this evening.
    All the works in this concert are ‘water based’ to highlight the enormous importance and vital place that water plays in our lives, something that is too often ignored or certainly, taken for granted.

    Mendelssohn – The Hebrides Overture, ‘Fingal’s Cave’
    Handel – Water Music
    Elgar – Sea Pictures, soloist – Yvonne Howard
    Britten – Four Sea Interludes
    Title TBA – Paul Lewis

    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

    Tickets at £15, concessions at £12, NUS/under 16’s £5, Family Ticket £30

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  • V E R D I – R E Q U I E M

    Saturday November 17th
    St Bartholomews Church, Brighton, 7.30pm

    To help commemorate this week of remembrance, we are performing possibly the world’s most powerful requiem.
    Guiseppe Verdi wrote this enormous requiem in memory of his close friend Alessandro Manzoni and used all his skills as a dramatic operatic composer to create a work that has become one of the staples in the repertoire.
    Scored for double choir, large orchestra and four soloists, not to mention an especially commissioned new bass drum, this work will literally shake the foundations of the church.
    The orchestra is joined by two of the area’s foremost and finest choirs with four of this country’s finest soloists.
    This will be an evening to remember.


    Sussex Symphony Orchestra
    Sussex Chorus – Director, Alan Vincent
    East Sussex Bach Choir – Director, John Hancorn
    Soprano – Joanna Appleby
    Mezzo Soprano – Yvonne Howard
    Tenor – Andrew Rees
    Bass – Trevor Bowes

    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

    Tickets at £15, concessions at £12, NUS/under 16’s at £5

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  • A Celebration for Christmas

    Sunday December 9th
    All Saints Church, Hove, 3.00pm

    Let’s all get Christmassy! A great selection of seasonal classics, including:

    Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Suite
    Our own Twelve Days of Christmas, where you, the audience play an important part
    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Philip Lane
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    Jingle Bells
    Carols for all
    Symphonic Christmas moments
    Funny seasonal readings
    And much, much more

    Join us for this afternoon’s concert, which many see as the true beginning to the Festive Season in the area.

    Conductor – Mark Andrew James

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