A caterpillar changes into a butterfly but is still fundamentally the same animal. Within music and the arts similar transformations have produced wonderful and unexpected creations through the ages.
In 2019, the festival will explore the theme of metamorphosis, with the best of established and emerging talent!.
The festival this year will run from 25 October to 10 November 2019
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Upcoming Events

European Day of Early Music

featuring BREMF's four ensembles:
BREMF Consort of Voices
BREMF Community Choir
The BREMF singers
The BREMF Players

Rebecca Leggett soprano
An evening of medieval, renaissance and baroque music celebrating centuries of shared musical culture across Europe. Includes music by Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, Mouton and much more! The concert will be streamed right across Europe, but do join us for an unmissable experience!

St Martin's Church, Lewes Rd, Brighton, 8pm, Thursday 21st March 2019

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The winners of this year's BREMF quiz are the Whitehouse Family.
A draw had to be held as Nick Boston & Kevin Edwards had the same score- so they are runners up.

You can download the answers here. Many thanks again to Maya Davis for making the quiz.


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


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Pygmalion with Ensemble Molière, BREMF 2017

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:

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.

Get involved

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

Support us

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 1200 children per year. It is also connected with our Early Music Live! scheme for training emerging young professionals.