Discovering the tangled origins of classical music

BREMF 2017: 27th October – 12th November 2017

Our theme for 2017 will dig deep into our past and explore the varied routes along which music travelled, tracing the origins of many classical forms and instruments.
We will encounter traditional music from many parts of the world and see how it blended seamlessly with the more ‘cultivated’ music we think of as classical.

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Details of BREMF introduction and preview day published

Discover what’s on at BREMF this year with our free taster day. Join discussions, ask questions and listen to live music. Click here for details-free event!

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If you missed buying tickets for Orfeo, which is sold out, you can still buy tickets for our other opera, Pygmalion

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.