Welcome to our fabulous 2019 festival and theme of METAMORPHOSIS – transformation and change, and hence our glorious butterfly!
We may be living in changing times now, but themes of magical transformation are also at the centre of the 2,000-year- old tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, later transformed into myriad artforms from opera to film.
This year we are also presenting powerful transformations of music: Bach recoloured on synthesizers played by leading baroque specialists and Hildegard ‘transfigured’ with stunning light and projections. But also young artists, new discoveries, music dramas and plenty of social, family and community events including the topsy- turvy medieval Feast of Fools.
There really is something for everyone this year!
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Rameau's Pygmalion with Ensemble Molière, BREMF 2017

BREMF ensembles

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:

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

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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.