Come and join us as ‘Sussex Sings Christmas’.
Announcing a county-wide community music making experience for over 3,000 participants to be streamed live from the Dome Concert Hall, Brighton on Sunday 20th December at 5pm.
Every December since 2003 Brighton Festival Chorus has filled Brighton Dome with a popular mixture of carols, festive jokes, and glorious seasonal music led by their Music Director, James Morgan, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and joined by the acclaimed Brighton Festival Youth Choir and guest soloists.
This year, we are keeping the festive tradition alive and we want to get all of Sussex singing!
Sussex Sings Christmas will be a joyful and stirring family occasion to get Christmas underway. We are creating two community ‘virtual’ choirs to sing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brighton choruses. We’re asking individuals and groups from schools, youth groups, places of worship and care homes to upload themselves singing much-loved Christmas favourites. We will then magically put all your performances together to be streamed on the Sunday afternoon before Christmas, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!
James Morgan said ‘Alongside the usual sparklingly festive favourites performed by Juliette, our chorus, youth choir and the RPO, this year is a unique opportunity to celebrate Christmas as a county by joining together in song online. We want as many people as possible to upload their versions of the carols we’ve chosen, so we can make the concert one that will live long in the memory!’
Streaming tickets for the virtual concert will be available at £10 each, and the concert will be available to ticket holders on-line for one week after the event. Information as to how to join in, and upload your performance is available here: www.bfc.org.uk/sussexsingschristmas.
Proceeds will help us raise our target of £10,000 to stage the event. These funds will help support the choruses, the Dome and our professional colleagues. With 70% of artists on freelance contracts never has it been more important to be able to engage them to run a venue, play, sing, compose.
We’ll look forward to singing all together at Christmas!