Forthcoming Events

Following our packed-out return to St George’s Hall in April 2023 and our beautiful evening of choral music at Bradford’s Ukrainian Centre in the summer, we look forward to our 2023-2024 season. We start with Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and music by Duke Ellington, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and a world premiere by Lillie Harris, followed by our hugely popular Christmas concert with the award-winning Rothwell Temperance Band.
In March 2024 we return to St George’s Hall with the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio – Elijah.
Tickets for all events organised by BFCS can be purchased through Ticket Source. Head to Bradford Theatres website for St George’s Hall tickets.
Adult tickets: £20, Over 60s: £18. Reduced ticket prices for groups of 5 or more, FREE for people under 18, with concessions for under 30s or those on a low income (self-assessed – no one will review your ticket selection).

Concession tickets are available via the Ticketsource link below and on the door – no explanation or proof of status is required.

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April 2023

Mozart’s Requiem: Highlights

April 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cliffe Castle, Spring Gardens Lane
Keighley, BD20 6LH United Kingdom
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Singing in Cliffe Castle Keighley

FREE Event Come and listen to highlights of Mozart's final masterpiece performed in the wonderful Cliffe Castle in Keighley. Come and join us!

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Musical Entertainers Tour

April 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Undercliffe Cemetery, 137 Undercliffe Lane
Bradford, BD3 0QD United Kingdom
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£7
Musical Entertainers Tour at Undercliffe Cemetery

We have been invited to sing the sublime 'Lacrimosa' from Mozart's Requiem and maybe some other musical treats on this walking tour of Undercliffe Cemetery. Our choir has a special connection with Undercliffe Cemetery as at least 3 of our early professional musicians were laid to rest in this wonderful cemetery, and will feature in this fascinating tour. Do join us if you can, and all funds raised contribute to the upkeep of the cemetery. The choir will sing for…

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Mozart: Requiem

April 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St George’s Hall, Bradford BD1 1JT United Kingdom + Google Map
Mozart Requiem

**EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED** TICKETS NOW ON SALE VIA BRADFORD THEATRES WEBSITE Mozart: Requiem Handel: Coronation Anthems with Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra Lorna James - Soprano Hannah Mason - Alto Joseph Doody - Tenor James Creswell - Bass Conductors - Ben Crick & Thomas Leech St George's Hall 29 April 2023   Bradford Festival Choral Society and Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra come together to bring you a sublime evening of classical masterpieces   Mozart’s Requiem is an iconic masterpiece - much-loved and justifiably…

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June 2023

Choral Universe

June 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bradford Ukrainian Centre, 169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
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An amazing - moving - intriguing variety of choral music awaits in our summer concert. Join us to explore a choral universe from ancient medieval pilgrimage songs to the whirling dance rhythms of Reena Esmail's TaReKiTa.  We continue our commitment to programming music by women with wonderful music by Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger and Reena Esmail, visit the star-soaked atmosphere of Ēriks Ešenvalds' Only in sleep, Stars and Morten Lauridsen's Sure on this shining night, look ahead to…

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October 2023

Come and Sing Mass in Blue

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fountains Church, Glydegate Square
Bradford, BD5 0BQ United Kingdom
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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 Will Todd's modern masterpiece with Assistant Musical Director, talented pianist and vocal coach Christopher Pulleyn. "Mass in Blue" is a breathtaking fusion of classical choral music with the vibrant and electrifying sounds of jazz. Composed by Will Todd, this unique and dynamic piece will sweep you off your feet with its rhythmic…

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November 2023

Mass in Blue

November 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Will Todd's Mass in Blue is a modern choral classic - a dynamic, uplifting, and highly popular jazz setting of the Latin mass. The work features driving grooves and blues harmonies, brilliant choral writing and great moments of musical interplay between soprano soloist and choir. Our concert opens with extracts from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts, before the world premiere of Lillie Harris's setting of Chaucer's 'Now welcome, somer', for choir and saxophone, and a beautiful setting of an Icelandic psalm…

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December 2023

Carols! Brass! Choir!

December 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Christmas, Christmas Music, Bradford Concert, Christmas Carols, Bradford Christmas Carols, Brass Band

Join us for our traditional and hugely popular Christmas Concert - join in with favourite carols for audience, choir and brass, and sit back and enjoy a feast of seasonal music. We are delighted to welcome Rothwell Temperance Band - their stunning contribution to our Christmas concert is one of our season's musical highlights. Carols to join in with this year include: Once in royal David’s city ​ Silent night ​ God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen ​ Hark! the herald…

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February 2024

Come and Sing workshop – Elijah

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Beckfoot School BD16 1EE United Kingdom + Google Map
£25

Embrace the thrill of choir in our vocal workshop.  In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, BFCS Musical Director Thomas Leech, will take us through Mendelssohn's masterpiece, joined in the afternoon by our celebrity guest, Artistic Director of Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh, as well as guest expert vocal coaches: Eleonore Cockerham, soprano, previously singing with the world-famous vocal ensemble VOCES8 Alex Kyle, conductor, singer and expert vocal coach. Some music-reading ability and choral experience will ensure you get the most out…

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March 2024

Mendelssohn – Elijah

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St George’s Hall, Bradford BD1 1JT United Kingdom + Google Map
Bradford Choir, Yorkshire Orchestra at Bradford Theatres

This performance of Mendelssohn's magnificent oratorio is not to be missed! TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM BRADFORD THEATRES Mendelssohn’s powerful oratorio Elijah raises the roof at St George’s Hall as Bradford Festival Choral Society (shortlisted for the 2023 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards), Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and a glittering array of soloists bring this magnificent music to life.  Packed with drama, this enduringly popular work is full of beautiful arias, dramatic recitatives, rousing choruses and colourful orchestration.  First performed just ten…

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April 2024

Free Concert at Cliffe Castle, Keighley

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Singing in Cliffe Castle Keighley

Come and listen to us in Cliffe Castle as part of the Music at the Museum Series. We will be singing selected choruses from Mendelssohn's powerful oratorio Elijah, conducted by our Assistant Musical Director Christopher Pulleyn.

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