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From: "Paula Arthur" <paula_dot_m_dot_arthur_at_dsl_dot_pipex_dot_com>
Date: 4 October 2009 16:25:11 BDT
Subject: Ad.  for Brighton Early Music Festival 2009 

Brighton Early Music Festival 2009

23rd October Ė 8th November

Less than three more weeks to go before Brighton resounds with music and dance to mark this yearís theme of East meets West.  If you havenít already bought your tickets, now is the time to do so.  Just go on line to

Be prepared for a fabulous fusion of sounds, some from up and coming young ensembles as well as more established artists.  Itís going to be so good that BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting three performances.

Joglaresa open the festival on October 23rd with intoxicating elements of Spanish, Italian, North African and Middle Eastern music.    Eclipse entertain with dance, legends and sephardic songs from the court of a thousand dreams in medieval Spain with flamenco fusion on 1st November. 

Indian classical music will be represented at two concerts Ė the first contrasts Thumri style love songs performed by one of Indiaís leading singers Purnima Chaudhuri and vibrant Kathak dance with sensuous solos, duets and trios of 16th and 17th century Italy performed by Musica Secreta; the second stars some of the biggest UK names in Indian classical music  Kuljit Bhamra, Shahid Khan and Jonathan Mayer and The Orlando Consort in an exotic fusion of eastern and western music from 16th century Goa.  Visit to hear a sample of this exotic and mesmerising sound.

Added to this heady brew is the ever-popular Boyan Ensemble of Kiev with orthodox chant and folk music from the Ukraine.

Stir in a polychoral concert of the music of the Gabrielis and Monteverdi complete with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and events to celebrate the anniversaries of Handel, Purcell and Haydn Ö..and thatís just the tip of the iceberg!

To join the mailing list or request a full brochure listing all the events or apply for workshop booking forms, phone 01273 833746 or visit

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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