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Festival Programme

03 Sep, 2020

Arrival of Choirs

6:00 AM - 5.30 PM, Coach transport from Airport to hotel can be arranged

Optional Excursions

8:00 AM - 5.30 PM, Many to choose from (see Excursions page)

Choirs Assemble at Hove Lawns

6:00 PM - 6:30PM, Hove Lawns, Brighton Seafront

Opening Parade

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Brighton Seafront

Welcome Reception (includes traditional English Seaside Supper and Unlimited Funfair Rides)

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Brighton Palace Pier
04 Sep, 2020

Optional Excursions

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, (London Tour, British Airways i360, Brighton Lanes Walk, Historic Village & Wine Farm etc.)

Choral Competition (All categories per schedule)

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, St Mary's Kemp Town

Choral Masterclass

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, St. Peter's Cathedral

Choral Workshop

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Paganini Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel

Public Concerts (Indoor - 90 Minutes)

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, St.Bartholomew's Church, Brighthelm Centre

Outside public performances (per schedule)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Brighton Seafront (3 areas), Fabrica, Brighton Pier (Choirs <10 Singers)

Outside public performances (per schedule)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Royal Pavilion Gardens (Choirs <30 singers)

Choral Workshop

Leader: Richard Robbins
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Paganini Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel

Choral Masterclass

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, St. Peter's Cathedral

Public Concert (Indoor - 90 Minutes)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Unitarian Church, Brighton

VIP Dinner (Judges & available Choral Directors)

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Old Ship Hotel Historic Cellar

Evening Concerts (Hosted by Local Churches & Choirs)

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM, St. Mary's, St. Peters, Unitarian, St. Bartholomew's and other churches
05 Sep, 2020

Choral Competition (All categories per schedule)

9:30AM - 4:30 PM, St Mary's Kemp Town

Choral Masterclass - Festival Mass Choir

09:30 AM - 12:30 PM, St. Peter's Cathedral

Choral Masterclass (2)

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Paganini Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel

Choral Workshop (2)

Leader: Richard Robbins
09:30 AM - 12:00 AM, St. Bartholomew's Church

Choral Workshop (2)

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, St. Bartholomew's Church

Festival Concert All choirs (A)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, St. Peter's Cathedral

Festival Concert All Choirs (B)

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, St. Peter's Cathedral

Choral Workshop

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Paganini Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel
06 Sep, 2020

Morning Services Performances (upon request)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Various Churches throughout Brighton and Hove

Outside Performances at Brighton Bandstand

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Brighton Bandstand

Outside public performances (per schedule)

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Brighton Seafront (3 spots), Brighton Pier (Choirs < 10 singers), City Centre at Fabrica

Lunchtime Concert

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Unitarian Church, Brighton

Lunchtime Concert

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, St. Bartholomew Church

Choral Workshop (2)

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, St. Mary's Kemp Town

VIP Sponsors & Press Reception

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Brighton Dome

Prizegiving & Closing Ceremony

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Brighton Dome

Grand Choral Concert - Winning Choirs & Celebrity Acts (Free Public Concert)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Brighton Dome Concert Hall - Capacity 1,500
07 Sep, 2020

Choirs depart

5:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Coach or train transport from Hotel to Airports/other destinations can be arranged

Optional excursions & day trips

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Choose from Buckingham Palace, British Airways I360, Brighton Lanes Walk, Historic Village & Wine Farm and many more