7.30 pm, Saturday 21 March 2020

St Martin's Church Brighton, BN2 3HQ

BREMF Consort of Voices, Deborah Roberts director
Members of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

£18 ( half price available, children 12 and under free)
Also, Prom tickets £5 available on the door

We regret that during the current pandemic of corona virus, we feel it our responsibility to postpone this event. At this stage we don’t know how government guidelines will change in the coming week, but we would anyway prefer to mirror the greater caution shown by several neighbouring countries. All tickets that have been bought will be refunded. We plan to reschedule the concert during the late summer period, and will announce the date once we are certain that the risk has receeded.

Altarpiece of Santa Maria-la-real in Najera


BREMF celebrates the European

Britain may now have left the EU, but EUROPE is still our cultural continent. The Early Music Day is a celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe. It is held every year on 21 March.

BREMF is proudly taking part in a thrilling programme of monumental multi-voiced music with BREMF Consort of Voices and 5 sackbuts from The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.

The programme will include movements from Antoine Brumel’s 12-part mass: Et ecce terrae motus (the earthquake mass) and Robert Carver’s 10-part mass: Dum sacrum mysterium, with other works by Cipriano de Rore, Giaches de Wert, William Cornysh , John Taverner and John Sheppard. Altogether a wonderful cross-cultural mix of some of the finest music from 16th-century Europe.

Join us live in the sublime spaces of St Martin’s Church Lewes Rd, or catch us live streamed (details to follow on this page!)

BCV performing for the European EARLY MUSIC DAY, 21 March 2019
Programme for 2020  
Antoine Brumel 1460-1512   Missa et ecce terrae motus:
Kyrie and Gloria
Robert Carver 1485-1570   Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Creed
Cipriano de Rore died 1565   Descendi in hortum meum
Giaches de Wert 1535- 1596   Vox in Rama (instrumental)
Rore 1564-1612   Miserere nostri
Ave Regina caelorum
I N T E R V A L    
William Cornysh 1465-1523   Magnificat
Brumel   Missa et ecce terrae motus:
Sanctus & Benedictus
John Taverner c.1490-1545   Te Deum (Instrumental with chant)
John Sheppard c.1515-1558   Hodie nobis caelorum
Carver   Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Agnus Dei


On 21 March 2020, day of the spring solstice and birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach, Early Music Day, a REMA initiative, will celebrate a heritage that spans over 1000 years of musical history, from the music of the Middle Ages to the XVIII century, and the vitality of its community today.

We are delighted to announce that the British violin player Rachel Podger will be the ambassador of Early Music Day 2020. Her contribution of baroque and classical music as a performer, director, as well as her work in education and for her festival Brecon Baroque, make her a leading voice in the world of Early Music and a great representative of the energy and passion that bring the Early Music community together.

For the eighth time, on 21 March, birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach and first day of Spring, Europe and the world join in to celebrate Early Music with the people who love it. Early Music Day showcases a diversity of events, from academic conferences to school projects, high-end ensembles concerts and quirky amateur performers videos ... There is something in it for everyone! Online streaming and social media make the events available to all, wherever they are, and turn 21 March into a meeting date for the Early Music community worldwide!
Through the website, any individual or organisation that is willing to join can register their contribution and add it to the list of Early Music Day events.

The project is promoted and coordinated by REMA/EEMN, the European Early Music Network, that gathers around 90 festivals and concert halls specialised in Early Music across Europe. REMA’s mission is to foster partnerships between members and give a dedicated space to the people who make Early Music happen and defend its importance as a common European heritage.