Forthcoming Events

BFCS's 2022-2023 season starts with our old friend Handel's Messiah, for which we offer a Come and Sing as part of Saltaire Festival, as well as our concert performance welcoming back some fabulous instrumentalists from Baroque in the North as well as a team of amazing soloists.

We then welcome back Rothwell Temperance Band for our Christmas concert.

Reduced ticket prices for groups of 5 or more, and FREE for people under 18, with concessions for under 30s or those 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.

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June 2016

Summer concert

June 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – £55

Saturday, June 11th, 7.30pm Summer concert

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September 2016

Open Rehearsal – Sing with Us!

September 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join one of Yorkshire's most exciting choirs. Come to our open rehearsal on Wednesday September 14th (or any of our friendly, enjoyable rehearsals on Wednesdays in term time) to find out what it's all about. As ever we will be preparing an extremely varied programme for our 2016/17 season, so there is bound to be something to your taste whilst also discovering new works or composers! (Please note no ticket or booking is required to attend - feel free to let…

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October 2016

Come and Sing Cloudburst!

October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Saints’ Church, Bradford, Little Horton Green
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 0NG United Kingdom
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Our Musical Director Tom Leech will lead a workshop leading to a performance of Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst and other stunning contemporary choral works including pieces by Eriks Esenwalds and Stephen Paulus.

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November 2016

Cloudburst!

November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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…

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December 2016

A Musical Christmas Feast

December 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

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February 2017

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

February 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beckfoot School BD16 1EE United Kingdom + Google Map

Whether you're an experienced choral singer or a newcomer, come and sing Mozart's fascinating, haunting and uniquely heartbreaking Requiem with us, or just come and listen to the early evening performance. Singing Workshop 2-5pm with performance at 6pm. Apply by email to bradfordfestivalchoralsociety@gmail.com or download the booking form here: 17-2 Mozart C&S booking form The music is provided.  If you're thinking of bringing your own copy, please note that the version we are singing is K626, completed by Duncan Druce.

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March 2017

Mozart Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass

March 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mystery surrounds Mozart's famous Requiem...but you don't need to know the stories to enjoy this fabulous music, with drama and intensity matched by unforgettable melodies and beautiful moments of peace.  The Requiem was left unfinished at the composer's death, and completed by Mozart's friend Franz Süssmayr.  Composer Duncan Druce returned to Mozart's sketches for the later movements and it is his completion, which captures the mastery of Mozart with amazing conviction, we perform tonight. Alongside the Requiem another masterpiece, Haydn's…

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May 2017

A Night at the Opera

May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints’ Parish Church, Bingley, Old Main Street
Bingley, BD16 2RH
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An evening of your favourite opera choruses and arias, with fabulous soloists (and, of course, our fabulous choir) – drama and romance, pathos and magnificence! Programme includes Bizet - Habañera, the Toreador Song and March of the Toreadors (Carmen), Donizetti - Chorus of the wedding guests, Purcell - Dido’s Lament and final chorus (Dido and Aeneas), Verdi - Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore), Brindisi (La Traviata), Triumphal Chorus (Aida) and Va pensiero (Nabucco). Refreshments served during the interval.

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June 2017

Mahler 2nd Symphony

June 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA United Kingdom + Google Map

Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra , conductor Benjamin Ellin, with Bibi Heal (soprano) and Olivia Ray (mezzo soprano). Free pre concert talk at 6.30 pm Tickets £12.50 - £18.50 (concessions £9.50). Click here to buy online or call Kirklees Box Office, 01484 223200, or SPO Ticket Secretary, 01484 850488.

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March 2022

Bach – St Matthew Passion

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Join us for the performance of this sublime Bach masterpiece! Bradford Festival Choral Society will be accompanied by Baroque in the North on period instruments, joined by our amazing team of soloists and the Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, all led by our inspirational Director of Music, Thomas Leech.

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