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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Join us for an afternoon’s workshop (2-5pm) and evening performance (6pm) of Fauré’s serene Requiem under the leadership of our Musical Director, Thomas Leech. In addition we explore Ivor Gurney’s The Trumpet, an elegaic setting of Edward Thomas’ poetry and a response to the loss and trauma of the First World War, which the composer experienced first hand in the trenches. We are returning to the historic and beautiful All Saints’ Church, Little Horton, whose warm welcome guarantees a special…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Our traditional Christmas concert with Rothwell Temperance Band. There will be sparkling choral music, carols for all to sing, fabulous brass band pieces and 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!Find out more »