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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 for more details.

Aged 30 or under, or on a low income?  Tickets for all our concerts are FREE!

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September 2019

Saltaire Festival – The Power of Choir workshop

September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saltaire United Reformed Church United Kingdom + Google Map

Embrace the thrill of choir in our afternoon vocal workshop! In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, choral expert and BFCS Musical Director Thomas Leech will take us through exuberant classics including O Fortuna (Carmina Burana), Lacrimosa (Mozart Requiem) and Hallelujah (Messiah); gentle and moving songs from around the world and some of our favourites from recent performances. You’ll learn some wonderful music, enjoy musical insights and tips and pick up new vocal ideas. Some basic music-reading ability and a little…

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Saltaire Festival – The Power of Choir performance

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saltaire United Reformed Church United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for an informal concert packed with great tunes, sorrow and joy, peace and thrilling excitement! Members of Bradford Festival Choral Society are joined by singers from our afternoon vocal workshop (one audience ticket free with each vocal workshop ticket), directed by Thomas Leech, with pianist Chris Pulleyn. Tickets This is a ticketed event £5 (or free ticket if taking part in Choral Workshop same day) Available from Saltaire Wines or online via Saltaire Festival website (booking fee applies).

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Open Rehearsal

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Peter’s Church Hall, Moorhead Lane
Saltaire, BD18 4JH
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Are you looking for a new choir this September? Come and try us out on September 18th (or any Wednesday from the 4th if you're feeling keen!)... ...our rehearsals are engaging and positive, we have expert musical leadership, the focus is on the enjoyment of our members and a high musical standard, and we sing fabulous music with excellent ensembles and soloists... As part of our BFCS 2020 project, subscriptions for those aged 30 or under, or on a low…

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November 2019

The Farthest Shore

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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…

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December 2019

Christmas Old and New

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Celebrate with BFCS!  Our traditional Christmas concert with the brilliant Rothwell Temperance Band.  There will be sparkling choral music, carols for all to sing, fabulous brass band pieces and our renowned seasonal refreshments before the concert and during the interval.  It's at 6pm - come after your day's shopping or before your night's partying! Bradford Festival Choral Society Rothwell Temperance Band Thomas Leech - conductor

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March 2020

J.S. Bach – St Matthew Passion

March 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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BFCS is proud to be presenting this magnificent work for the first time for many years. Please note the early start time of 7pm

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June 2020

Faith / Passion / Betrayal

June 20, 2020 @ 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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