BRIGHTON & HOVE CONCERT ORCHESTRA was formed over fifty years ago, by Kim Westlake-Bishop , and continues to specialise in performing "Light " Music.
(eg Light Classical Overtures & Suites , music from Operetta, Shows, Film, Radio & TV, Popular music, Novelty pieces, etc.etc. .),
We are a very friendly group of people who come together every week to play a wide selection of light orchestral music to as high a standard as possible, in a relaxed, fun atmosphere . Our members come from all walks of life, ages range from 16 to 90 , and abilities range from those coming back to their instruments after a break, enthusiastic & talented amateurs, retired & ex- professional musicians. We perform three or four concerts a year in local venues.
The baton was handed over to Mike Lloyd many years ago and, over the years, Mike nurtured and grew the orchestra into the larger concert giving organisation that it is today. We continue to provide much entertainment for our audiences and are proud to assist in fund raising for local charities.
Very sadly Mike passed away at the beginning of 2013. He was always cheerful, full of enthusiasm and dedicated a huge amount of his time to the orchestra. Mike will always be remembered with affection & gratitude.
The Orchestra continues to thrive in the very capable hands of Conductor, Graham Mussard, Leader, Hepzibah Sessa and the committee.
Sue Brough, ( Admin / Treasurer), Hepzibah Sessa, (Leader), Mark Lambert, (Librarian), Alexine Lambert, ( Subscription secretary), Rachel Ramaker & Sietske Lotens (Website & Publicity) Berenice Winstanley (Social Secretary), Graham Mussard (Conductor), plus Warner Titterton & Albert Manley.