Forthcoming Events

BFCS’s 2020-2021 season is full of contrasting delights – online performances, new YouTube singing resources and brilliant live events. 

Of course, the nature of our programming for this season remains uncertain due to the ongoing crisis, so we have planned a season that can move quickly from online to physical performances and back again quickly as guidelines and local circumstances change.

Our season launches with a first for BFCS – an online season launch concert featuring new video and audio recordings made during lockdown! You can watch this HERE
At the moment we think our autumn term will be mainly online – so check out a wonderful online concert of romantic and modern partsongs in November, and a very special Christmas recording. In March we’ll join the amazing European Union Chamber Orchestra in St George’s Hall for Haydn’s Nelson Mass, and in June bring you Faith, Passion and Betrayal, featuring Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.  In addition we’ll be running our brilliant vocal workshop events and continuing to support Bradford Friendship Choir, a wonderful singing group for refugees, asylum seekers and their friends and supporters.

Reduced ticket prices for groups of 5 or more, and FREE for people under 30 or on a low income.

Tickets for all events organised by BFCS can be purchased through Ticket Source.

Access to Price Hall:
The main entrance is up several steps – there is a side entrance with level access, there is then some distance to walk or use a wheelchair to the Hall. Please email bradfordfestivalchoralsociety.org.uk for more details.

Aged 30 or under, or on a low income?  Tickets for all our concerts are FREE!

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Faith / Passion / Betrayal

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Consoling faith, tempestuous passion and fatal betrayal – it’s all in our summer concert, held in the beautiful surroundings of Bradford’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre.  Diderich Buxtehude was a giant of the early Baroque – the young Bach walked over 200 miles to hear him direct his famous concerts in Lubeck.  His cantata Alles was ihr tut is wonderfully optimistic, combining energetic choruses with elegant solos and beautiful instrumental movements.  Meanwhile in Venice, Barbara Strozzi was writing her many sets of madrigals – we present a selection of this brilliant music, sung by soloists and the choir.  Telling the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her ultimate betrayal by the Trojan hero Aeneas, Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas is a monument of Baroque music – fast paced, full of vivid characterisation, musical variety, and of course ending with the timeless beauty of Dido’s Lament.

Alles was ihr tut BuxWV4 – Diderich Buxtehude

Madrigals – Barbara Strozzi

Dido and Aeneas – Henry Purcell

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Bradford Ukrainian Centre
169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Bradford Ukrainian Centre
169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
+ Google Map