King’s Birthday Honour for BREMF co-founder Deborah Roberts

We are so pleased that BREMF’s artistic director Deborah Roberts has been awarded a BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) in the King’s Birthday Honours today, 15 June 2024.

Deborah says: Deborah Roberts“I am of course extremely  grateful for this recognition, but would like to make clear that I have always worked for the Brighton Early Music Festival as part of an outstanding team of committed people, from the core executive team via the trustees, Festival donors, and volunteers to our wonderful artists and loyal audiences, and therefore feel that this Honour is owing to everyone who is part of the BREMF family.  I want to make especial mention of Clare Norburn, who founded the festival with me in 2002 and with whom I worked side by side as co-artistic director for many years. We shared the vision for the festival’s role in the new millennium as making  a thousand years of ancient music relevant to all people, as part of our shared human legacy.”

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