connection, division, collaboration and chaos

BREMF 2018: 26th October – 11th November 2018

Our theme for 2018 will explore Britain’s long and often tempestuous relationship with the rest of the Continent from medieval times onwards. Programmes will focus on important alliances, wars, trade, migrations, revolutions and dissolutions, examining the strong influences that have always flowed in from across the channel.

Plans are already well under way for another exciting programme of events featuring a mix of well-established performers and newly emerging talent.

Our 2017 festival, ROOTS, is now over, but you can still see details here

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8pm , 21 March 2018, European Day of Early Music:
St Martin's Church
A cappella Europe - 700 years of song
Music from 10th to 18th century featuring BREMF's three choirs: BREMF singers, BREMF Community Choir and BREMF Consort of Voices.

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Vocal Sound and Style 1450-1650

We are delighted to be collaborating this year with the National Early Music Association in a conference on singing, 20-21 October 2018.
This will replace our usual Festival Introduction Day.
Full details and call for papers Deadline 14 April 2018

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European Day of Early Music is on 21 March 2018.

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Pygmalion, BREMF 2017

BREMF choirs

Performance and participation is at the heart of BREMF. We run three choirs, all of them dedicated to singing an extraordinary range of music from the 12th to the 18th centuries:

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BREMF would be NOTHING without its large team of volunteers and trainees of all ages. Gain experience in a range of skills, share your ideas, make new friends, meet festival artists and enjoy a wealth of music Come and join us

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BREMF is passionately committed to education, and our schools programme reaches over 1200 children per year. It is also connected with our Early Music Live! scheme for training emerging young professionals.