2020: BREMF@home - across the EARTH

The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we can best present Brighton Early Music Festival this year. Given current global uncertainty, a live Festival in the autumn could end up ultimately being cancelled. We have therefore decided to act promptly and allow time to develop a fully digital Festival for this year:
BREMF@home – across the EARTH
BREMF@home will take place 23 October – 1 November 2020.
You can view a full listing for our exciting series of 10 individually devised programmes merging musical performance with film, images, animation and documentary presentation - much more than filmed concerts. Each programme will be online for a week, providing flexibility of viewing across the globe, while maintaining a Festival feel with scheduled premieres on YouTube and Facebook.
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We are very pleased that our application to join REMA has been accepted, and we look forward to closer working with our European early music colleagues

Visit our new BREMF digital page, which brings together all our online presence including YouTube, Flickr and facebook


Check out our blog for BREMF news as well as behind the scenes info on our events.


Rameau's Pygmalion with Ensemble Molière, BREMF 2017

Affiliated BREMF ensembles

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

and a NEW orchestra for competent amateur players to further the understanding and performance of baroque music using instruments suitable for the repertoire.

BREMF at a glance

What's on

BREMF is a lot more than a festival. We offer year round concerts and workshops, and information on other early music events in the area. Join our mailing list and subscribe to our newsletter.

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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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With our Festival Friends Scheme you can make a real difference for as little as £35 per year while also feeling more involved with the festival. As we receive no regular funding we really do need all the Friends we can get!


BREMF is passionately committed to education, and our schools programme reaches over 1,200 children per year. It is also connected with our Early Music Live! scheme for training emerging young professionals.