Forthcoming Events

BFCS’s 2018-19 season is full of great music for audiences and singers alike.  We commemorate and reflect on Armistice Day with music from composers directly affected by the tragedy of war – Finzi, Gurney and Lili Boulanger – and find solace in Fauré’s serene Requiem.  In December we present a traditional Yorkshire Christmas festive concert with one of the region’s finest brass bands;  enjoy the seasonal refreshments!  Spring sees us team up with a brilliant team of pianists and percussionists for the glorious riot of Carmina Burana and Constant Lambert’s The Rio Grande.  Our summer plans are still under wraps … watch this space!  In addition to our main programme we appear at community events and festivals, and welcome all singers to our Come and Sing workshops, led by our inspirational team of musicians.

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We will remember

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Reflections on war, loss, hope and reconciliation – we mark the centenary of the 1918 armistice with music seeking to respond to and provide solace from the tragedy of war.

The programme opens with music from composers directly affected by both the first and second world wars.  The responses of Finzi and Gurney (a veteran of the trenches) are both secular and elegaic, mourning senseless loss and finding hope in the timeless beauty of nature.  Lili Boulanger wrote her plangent setting of Pie Jesu only months before her untimely death in 1918, while Rudolf Mauersberger turned to the words of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, setting Wie liegt die Stadt so wust after the destruction of Dresden in 1944.

Fauré’s Requiem, performed in its symphonic orchestration – now rarely heard, forms the centrepiece of the programme, providing consolation and radiant beauty.

Bradford First World War group provide further context in an exhibition available to view before and after the concert.

The Trumpet – Ivor Gurney

Wie liegt die Stadt so wust – Rudolf Mauersberger

Requiem da Camera – Gerald Finzi

Pie Jesu – Lili Boulanger

Requiem – Gabriel Faure

 

Skipton Building Society Camerata

Thomas Leech – Conductor

Details

Date:
November 10
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 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

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