BFCS Programme 2016-17


Saturday 1 October 2016 , Workshop 2-5 pm, performance 6 pm
Come and Sing Cloudburst!  All Saint’s Church, Little Horton Green, BD5 0NG


Saturday 19 November 2016, 7.30 pm, Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Rd, BD9 4JP

Dazzling new music, brilliant soloists and atmospheric chants from Medieval Spain come together in a heady mix for our November concert. The music of Ēriks Ešenvalds is inspired by the Northern Lights, and its shimmering beauty will move and delight you. Alongside Ešenvalds’ works we present music of incredible warmth and wonder by Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre, interspersed with pilgrim songs from the Medieval Llibre Vermell – brought to life by our fantastic percussion ensemble and soloists. A real antidote as the nights draw in!

Programme includes:

Extracts from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Ešenvalds – Stars;  Only in sleep;  The Long Road
Paulus – The Road Home
Whitacre – Cloudburst

AND – at 6.45 pm, a free pre-concert talk by our Musical Director, Thomas Leech.  In future these will be part of our new Friends of BFCS package (see ‘Support Us’ page) but this one is open to all.

Saturday 17 December 2016, 6 pm, Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
A Musical Christmas Feast with seasonal refreshments

Join us for a splendid celebration of the best Christmas music!  The magnificent sonorities of the City of Bradford Brass Band will resound in Price Hall as we sing traditional Christmas carols, beautiful choral pieces and exciting arrangements of some favourite seasonal melodies.  Many of the arrangements are by composers who have enjoyed an association with BFCS, including our former Musical Director, the late Sir David Willcocks.  The concert starts at 6pm so why not relax with us after your Christmas shopping, or enjoy a meal out afterwards.  Seasonal refreshments available throughout.

Programme includes:

Once in Royal David’s City;   God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen;  O Come, All Ye Faithful;  The Little Road to Bethlehem; Joy to the World;  Hail, Smiling Morn – and the nation’s favourite carol, Silent Night


February 2017, date and venue TBC
Come and Sing Mozart Requiem and Haydn Nelson Mass


Saturday 25 March 2017, 7.30 pm, Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Rd, BD9 4JP
Mozart Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass
Skipton Camerata


May 2017, date and venue TBC
BFCS Summer concert


Saturday 17 June 2017, 7.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall
Mahler 2nd Symphony
Slaithwaite Philarmonic Orchestra