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BFCS’s 2019-2020 season is full of contrasting delights, drama and passion. In November we perform a brilliant musical drama by Paul Mealor (whose music was performed at Prince William’s wedding) alongside John Rutter’s Gloria; December brings Christmas Old and New; in March we perform one of classical music’s greatest masterpieces, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and in summer, we bring you Faith, Passion and Betrayal, featuring Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.

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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March 2020

Vocal workshop – Bach St Matthew Passion

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bradford Ukrainian Centre, 169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
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Join our vocal workshop, led by choral expert and BFCS Musical Director Tom Leech, to explore Bach's great masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion. A brilliant opportunity to experience the work in an outstanding new English translation. Workshop 2-5pm Informal performance (extracts) 6-6.45pm Tickets available from January

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J.S. Bach – St Matthew Passion

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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We perform one of the greatest masterpieces of classical music, with a team of outstanding soloists, the brilliant Baroque in the North orchestra and Bradford Catholic Youth Choir.  The work is sung in a new English translation by Andrew Greenan and John Longstaff, giving both the drama and reflection a new and immediate impact. Please note the early start time of 7pm, with a free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm Tickets available from January

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June 2020

Faith / Passion / Betrayal

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bradford Ukrainian Centre, 169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
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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…

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