The BHMA Brass Ensemble had the great pleasure of leading the Children's Parade at the start of the Brighton Festival with a collection of Ska tunes.
Shortly after, the Brighton & Hove Youth Concert Band and Big Band took to the Fringe City Stage on New Road. Pitch Perfect also saw music students on three different ‘pitches’ around the around the Royal Pavilion Estate with performances of acoustic pop and folk music in the Brighton Dome café-bar and chamber music in the Brighton Museum and Royal Pavilion music room.
Laura van der Heijden performed with the Brighton Youth Orchestra at All Saints Church, in an exciting programme that included music by Gabrieli, Copland and Rutter. In another ‘first’ for this year’s Festival, young flute-players performed their own Indian-inspired composition as part of the Dr Blighty installation in the Royal Pavilion Garden.
Huge congratulations to all those who took part in the 50th Brighton Festival. A real celebration of Brighton & Hove’s talented musicians.