Brighton Early Music Festival 2017: Reviews

Bach: Christmas Oratorio
BREMF Singers and Players directed by John Hancorn
Sunday 12 November 2017 at St Martin’s Church, Brighton

‘Conductor John Hancorn maintained a brisk pace but never at the expense of the Christmas story’s essential tenderness. Alert and responsive as ever, the BREMF Singers delivered plenty of excitement and agility alongside some very sensitive singing.’

Andrew Connall, Latest Brighton, 15 November 2017


‘John Hancorn conducted with a florid grace which kept the music tight and graceful while allowing the complex interactions of Bach’s melodies to entwine and entice us.’

‘The BREMF Singers are unparalleled in their precision, diction and singing in the original German provided an authentic feeling to the evening. I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the BREMF singers; they provided a superb level of choral singing which adds impressively to any event they are part of. ‘

Eric Page, GScene, 14 November 2017