Early Music Live! is much more than a performance opportunity. Ensembles are supported throughout the year with advice, mentoring and training opportunities, as well as the chance to become involved in other festival projects. We invite other promoters to hear the performance in Brighton which in previous years has led to ensembles being booked ‘on the spot’ for further appearances.
The 2017/18 scheme runs from May 2017 to March 2018 with performance opportunities in the 2017 Brighton Early Music Festival (27 October – 12 November 2017). Your ensemble must be free to perform in Brighton (including a morning rehearsal, afternoon showcase and late night performance) on 4 November 2017. At least 50% of your group should aim to attend the training sessions which are offered throughout the year at the Royal Academy of Music, and everyone should be available for a day of workshops in Brighton & Hove schools in February or March 2018. For this reason, Early Music Live! only works for ensembles who are based mainly in the UK.
Fees: If your ensemble is selected for the scheme you will be paid a fee of £200 per person for the showcase performance in Brighton on 4 November 2017, plus a further fee of £150 per person for a day of education activity in spring term 2018 and £150 per person for any ‘open mic’ appearances. We do not provide any payments for attendance at training sessions but all events are provided to you free of charge.
Before you apply, please read our Guidelines for Applicants on the BREMF Live homepage. To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Friday 17 March 2017.
Alongside the auditions for Early Music Live, we will also be auditioning young solo singers to take part in our
opera production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo (8-12 November) and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (12 November).
Please send a CV, a link to a performance on YouTube or other (if you have one) and the name and contact details (email address and phone number) of one referee. This could be a singing teacher, conductor or another promoter.
Send applications to email@example.com by 5.00pm on Friday 17 March 2017. Auditions in London: 30 March 2017 (Orfeo) / 31 March 2017 (Christmas Oratorio)
Early Music Live! is led by Brighton Early Music Festival, working together with other partners to deliver an exciting range of training opportunities. Partners include:
Royal Academy of Music
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sound City (the Music Hub for Brighton & Hove)
All plans are subject to funding at this stage, likely to be confirmed by early June 2017.