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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The Farthest Shore

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A concert of high drama, bold gesture and sparkling colours: Paul Mealor shot to fame when his motet Ubi Caritas was heard by a broadcast audience of 2.5 billion people at the wedding of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  We perform Mealor’s brilliant musical drama The Farthest Shore – a retelling of a Celtic tale from the mystic island of Anglesey, spiritual home to the last of the Druids and the Avalon of Arthurian legend.  A mysterious child washes ashore during a fearsome storm; disease hits the village and we must decide if the child is the agent of death and destruction, or a healing angel.  Mealor fuses oratorio and opera in this brilliant work – not to be missed!  After this intensity, the concert ends with John Rutter’s effervescent Gloria.  Scored for chorus, brass ensemble and organ, it’s guaranteed to send you away with a spring in your step.

The Farthest Shore – Paul Mealor

Gloria – John Rutter

Schola Missa de Angelis – Roxanna Panufnik

Louise Wayman – soprano

Stuart O’Hara – baritone

Bradford Festival Choral Society

Skipton Camerata brass and percussion

Thomas Leech – conductor

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm!

 

Details

Date:
November 23, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Price Hall
Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
November 23, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Price Hall
Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
+ Google Map