BREMF Live!

Applications for 2019/20 now closed
BREMF Live! 2020/21 opportunities will be published here early in 2020
Download content of the 2019/20 BREMF Live! scheme

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About BREMF Live!

BREMF Live! is much more than a performance opportunity. Participants are supported throughout the year with advice, mentoring and training opportunities, as well as the chance to become involved in other festival projects.

There are four opportunities to be involved in BREMF Live! 2019/20

Download full details of the opportunities on offer

Ensembles can apply:

  • to perform at the Festival’s BREMF Live! showcase on 2 November, as well as participating in training and development opportunities including a day of workshops in Brighton & Hove schools.
Singers can apply to take part in:
  • a masterclass on improvised ornamentation with ornamentation expert Gawain Glenton (2 November 2019)
  • the Festival’s 2019 oratorio project with the BREMF Players and Singers on 9 November 2019
  • BREMF’s 2020 early opera course for advanced students on Marco da Gagliano’s La Dafne, directed by Thomas Guthrie, with music direction by Deborah Roberts and Oliver Webber.

The 2019/20 scheme runs from June 2019 to March 2020 with performance opportunities in the 2019 Brighton Early Music Festival (2 November 2019 for ensembles; 2 & 9 November 2019 or 3-9 February 2020 for singers, depending on the project applied for).

We are holding auditions in London on Friday 10 May 2019 (ensembles), Saturday 11 May 2019 (oratorio/masterclass singers); and Tuesday 28 May 2019 (opera course singers).

To apply, please email the following to by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019:

for ensembles

  • A biography of your ensemble plus contact details of the person who will be your main contact.
  • Brief summary of your aims and aspirations for the year of the scheme.
  • A photo of the group (if you have one).
  • A link to a performance video.
  • Availability for audition on 10 May - or date of upcoming performance if not free.
  • Availability for induction session on 9 June

for singers

  • Your biography.
  • A link to performance video.
  • Contact details for two referees.
  • Details of the project(s) for which you would like to apply.
  • Availability to audition on 11 May (masterclass & oratorio singers) or 28 May (opera course singers).

Guidelines for applicants

  • BREMF Live! is open to early music ensembles, and to singers who would like to be part of our opera course, masterclass and oratorio projects.
  • The size of ensemble is limited to generally 2 - 6 musicians with an early music specialism (from medieval to classical), including vocal and mixed ensembles.
  • We don’t specify an age range but the scheme is for young musicians at the early stages of a professional career. Generally we would expect most participants to be either final year or postgraduate students, or to have graduated within the last three years.
  • There are many opportunities to get involved throughout the year, so for this reason BREMF Live! is most suitable for participants who are based primarily in the UK.

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