About us

We are a community of classical music lovers, both performers and listeners.

Our series of informal musical evenings features artists drawn from our membership, and runs from September to June. The repertoire ranges from early music right up to the present day, combining the familiar with items less often performed.

Except where indicated, all of our concerts are at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, on Saturdays at 7.30 pm.

Annual membership is £25, and includes free admission for the year.

Admission for non-members is £5.

Future concerts

17th November, 2018
Bach: Prelude and Fugue no.6 from Book 2 Well Tempered Clavier. BWV 875/1 and 2.
Penny Mathews
Loeillet: Trio Sonata in D minor Op.2 No.4
Zhanna Kemp, Polina Loubnina (flute), Anna Huber (violin)
D Scarlatti: Sonatas
D major Longo 164 Allegretto
E flat Longo 203 Andante Cantabile
A minor Longo 241 Allegro
D major Longo 461 Presto
E major Longo 23 Andante Commodo
Rosemary Kemp (piano)
Chopin: Nocturnes
F minor Op 55 No.1
C minor Op 48 No.1
John Bruzon (piano)

15th December, 2018
Handel: arias
Jane Larsen & Joe Ward
Rachmaninoff: Variation no.18 from Rhapsodie on a Theme of Paganini
adapted for piano solo by Hermene W. Eichhorn.
Nocturne in E flat major, opus 9, no. 2
Nocturne in B major opus 32, no. 1
Etude in C# minor opus 10 no. 4 ”Torrent”
Rosemary Kemp (piano)
Gounod: Juliette Waltz
Faure: song (TBA)
Bernstein Candide
Zhanna Kemp and Valeria Guidotti
C.M. von Weber: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano Op.63
Allegro Moderato, Scherzo, Shepherd’s Lament, Finale
Beatrice Sales, Rosemary Cole, Nick Cooper
Including buffet with wine and soft drinks

Concert dates 2018 -19

The date of the opening concert of the 96th season will be September 22 2018.

Here are all the concert dates we have booked with Brighton Unitarian Church for next season:

September 22
October 13
November 17
December 15

January 19
February 16 (students concert)
March 23
April 20 (AGM)
June 15

All at 7.30 pm.

Message from Karen Rash

Eastbourne SO

I play flute in Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra and their next concert on Sunday October 21st is highly recommended (even if I say so myself!). Do come along if you can!

Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra's autumn concert is on Sunday 21 October at 7pm in St Saviour's Church, South Street BN21 4UT. The programme starts with Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) for which he found inspiration during a holiday in Scotland in 1829. Then follows Mozart’s Concerto for Flute No 1 in G when the soloist will be Sirius Chau from the Royal College of Music who is the winner of the ESO’s annual young soloist competition which took place last January. After the interval, the orchestra ends the concert with Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony’, arguably one of the most popular of all symphonies. This will be the ESO’s 140th concert and ends its 38th season. The leader is Lisa Wigmore and the conductor is Graham Jones. Tickets are £14 in advance (£12 for ESO Friends) or £15 on the door (£13 for ESO Friends). More details on www.eso.org.uk

Local Events and links

Friday Concerts


A series of lunchtime concerts at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road Brighton.

Latest review by Dr Jenner

This review (a little late in appearing) refers to the opening concert last September.

Reviews archive

Video recordings from June concert


Have a look at these videos on the recordings page, from Daria Robertson.

Concert in Bexhill


22 September at the International Composers Festival, De La Warr Pavilion, E Sussex