Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2020: Brighton weekend

St Mary’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton will be a south coast of England centre for the Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2020, a weekend of participation in new music for all ages and abilities taking place across the UK and mainland Europe. The weekend is open to anyone as a participating instrumentalist or singer and there will be four public concerts.

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St Mary's Church, 61 St James's Street, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1PR

Photo Will Perrett

Each day participating amateur instrumentalists and singers will rehearse alongside members of the professional contemporary music group Riot Ensemble for a public performance in the late afternoon.

There will also be a public concert each lunchtime, featuring CoMA Sussex, free to musician participants, with tickets on sale to the general public. The Sunday concert is being planned with composers’ group New Music Brighton and will include works by some of their members.

‘So good to hear such lovely contemporary music’
‘Good to make music with such a huge variety of musicians, late starters, young musicians, students, professionals’
– Comments from our corresponding University of Chichester event in 2018

We hope to have the full programme and booking details on line by 20 January.

We’re grateful to St Mary’s Church for hosting the event.