Travel with us between the splendour of Baroque Venice and the crowded metropolis of 17th Century London in a programme woven together with threads of poetry contemporary with the music. Including masterworks by Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell and Heinrich Schütz, and accompanied by brass and strings on baroque instruments.
From Elgar’s great masterpiece ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ to a beguiling summer concert of English lute songs and Latvian magic, our 2017-18 season is full of great music for audiences and singers alike. In the autumn, following a brilliant Mahler 2, we continue our partnership with the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra; in December we present a traditional Yorkshire Christmas festive concert with brass band and seasonal refreshments. Spring sees us team up with a band of Baroque instrumentalists weaving together song and poetry, and we end the season in the beautiful medieval parish church in Bingley with a fusion of Renaissance passion and 21st Century cool. Tickets for all events organised by BFCS can be purchased through ticket source.