Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble with singers Megan Turvey, Nell Parry and Melanie Rattue
Promoted by: Encore Brighton & Hove
Time: Saturday, 24 February 2018, at 7:00pm
Place: The Basement, Brighton
Description: For our first encore concert of 2018, we are delighted to be hosting BYO String Ensemble at the Basement with a programme to appeal to all ages, so bring friends and family and help us launch our concert season!  

The ensemble will perform a selection of Finzi songs with Megan Turvey as soloist. Until recently Megan was a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and has sung solo many times including some Taverner with the String Ensemble.  Megan is also a fine saxophonist, leads BYO on the violin and is working on an art foundation course at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.

In our celebration of singing, the programme will also include the gorgeous aria from the beginning of Act 3 in Mozart’s marriage of Figaro. Our aria singers are Nell Parry, principal oboe for BYO and Melanie Rattue, first violinist for BYO but for whom voice is her principal instrument which she studies at Junior Trinity College of Music. 

Other works in the programme will be an eclectic mixture of pieces, with the added twist of seeing the ensemble perform from memory and sometimes with the lights dimmed right down. This first happened some years ago when the ensemble was playing in Dieppe music school and the lights failed....  It proved to be an atmospheric performance, so we'll be recreating a little of that magic at The Basement.  

Members: Please let us know if you are coming and we will reserve you seats at the front.  Email 

Non-members: To find out more about membership, visit  Membership starts at as little as £10 a month.
Otherwise, just turn up at the door with a donation and enjoy the concert!

Venue information:  There will be a bar serving selected alcohol and soft drinks. For access, The Basement has a chair lift down to the bar and ramp into the main performance space.  If you have other access requirements, please contact Bec on for information or assistance.
Tickets: Free for encore members

Donations on the door for non-members
(suggested donation £10 for adults, children welcome)
Contact: Bec Britain

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