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About Us

The choir numbers around 80 members. Each year we put on several concerts of high quality, with professional soloists and orchestra. 

We are currently rehearsing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle which we will perform in a concert on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 7.30pm at All Saint’s Church in Hove. Recent concerts have been a programme of Mozart choral and orchestral works and Haydn’s creation. Visit our Concerts page for a full list of upcoming performances.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30 pm. See rehearsal schedule. We welcome new members who look forward to learning and perfecting the performance of the music chosen for each concert. Why not come to our next open rehearsal to see if you would like to join us ?

The Brighton Orpheus Choir was founded in 1942. Nick Houghton took over as our Musical Director in 2021. Our accompanist is Nicola Grunberg. Both are accomplished musicians who we are lucky to have working with us each rehearsal.

A small committee chaired by Linda Newson- Ray looks after the day-to-day running of the choir for our members.

The Brighton Orpheus Choir is a member of Making Music.

One of our objectives as a charity is to assist other charitable institutions. We do this by making retiring collections at the public concerts put on by the choir – our last collection was for Ukraine DEC and running fund raising events (such as Christmas carol singing at Brighton Station) for other charities. 

Key People

Nick Houghton – Musical director / Choir Conductor

Nicola Grunberg – Accompanist

Linda Newson-Ray – Chair of the committee

Caroline Price – Secretary

Sarah Saward – Treasurer

Murray Park – Making Music representative

President: Gavin Henderson

Vice President: Valerie Bolton