Forthcoming Events

BFCS’s 2021-2022 season is full of contrasting delights – we’re thrilled to be back performing in person.

Our season launches with an evocative programme of contemporary choral music, from the shimmering beauty of Eriks Esenvalds Stars and Long Road, to the beguiling textures and drama of Whitacre’s Cloudburst. This is complemented by music by Lili Boulanger and Reena Esmail and a great team of guest musicians and soloists.

We welcome back Rothwell Temperance Band for our Christmas concert, and in March sing Bach’s mighty St Matthew Passion in a new English translation.  In summer 2022 we try our hand at opera with Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, together with madrigals by Barbara Strozzi and Bach’s beautiful cantata 196.

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020
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, 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

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