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BFCS’s 2021-2022 season is full of contrasting delights – we’re thrilled to be back performing in person.

Our season launches with an evocative programme of contemporary choral music, from the shimmering beauty of Eriks Esenvalds Stars and Long Road, to the beguiling textures and drama of Whitacre’s Cloudburst. This is complemented by music by Lili Boulanger and Reena Esmail and a great team of guest musicians and soloists.

We welcome back Rothwell Temperance Band for our Christmas concert, and in March sing Bach’s mighty St Matthew Passion in a new English translation.  In summer 2022 we try our hand at opera with Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, together with madrigals by Barbara Strozzi and Bach’s beautiful cantata 196.

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

J.S. Bach – St Matthew Passion

March 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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We are very sorry to announce that our March 28th performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is postponed until later in the year - we are working to secure a date in the autumn where we can rebook Baroque In The North, Diocese of Leeds Music Bradford Catholic Youth Choir and the outstanding soloists. Our preview concert at Cliffe Castle on March 22nd is also cancelled. Tickets can be refunded or used for the rearranged performance. We apologise to our…

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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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September 2020

2020-21 Season Launch – The Road Home

September 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for our 2020-21 Season Launch - The Road Home. In a first for BFCS, we present an online concert, premiering on our YouTube channel.  The performance features the first opportunity to watch our new video and audio tracks, recorded during lockdown, together with a guest slot from Bradford Friendship Choir and some amazing archive recordings...support us from the comfort of your sofa!  Our musical team will be answering your questions using the live chat feature during the performance…

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November 2020

Autumn Concert

November 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a wonderful online performance of romantic and modern partsongs. More details coming soon...

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December 2020

Christmas Concert

December 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our Christmas concerts are always fantastically popular!  At the moment we're not sure if this will be online or live...more details coming soon!

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September 2021

Join us to sing in 2021 – open rehearsal

September 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Looking for a choir? Come and try us out at our open rehearsal on Wednesday September 8th - or come along to any rehearsal on a Wednesday during term time.

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November 2021

Cloudburst – music to delight and beguile

November 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Join us for a concert of shimmering beauty; the Northern Lights inspired sound world of Eriks Esenvalds, the perfumed intensity of Lili Boulanger, Eric Whitacre's incredible Cloudburst, Indian and Western music blended in Reena Esmail's TaReKiTa and one of our favourites, Stephen Paulus' The Road Home.  We'll be joined by soprano soloist Alicia Cadwgan, pianist Christopher Pulleyn, and flute and percussion.  In addition, we will be premiering a new video collaboration with Bradford Friendship Choir, Bradford's choir for refugees and…

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December 2021

Christmas with BFCS

December 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Join us for a traditional Christmas concert, packed with carols and accompanied by a fabulous brass band! Featuring the brilliant Rothwell Temperance Band. Programme coming soon...

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February 2022

Vocal Workshop and Performance – Bach St Matthew Passion

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bradford Ukrainian Centre, 169 Legrams Lane
Bradford, BD7 2EA United Kingdom
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  Join Bradford Festival Choral Society to sing Bach St Matthew Passion on Saturday 12th February 2022 at the Bradford Ukrainian Centre on Legrams Lane, BD7 2EA.  Tom Leech, our inspiring Musical Director will lead a workshop from 2pm to 5pm, which will lead to an informal performance of the Bach masterpiece from 6pm - invite your friends and family!  Our ‘Come and Sing’ events have been praised for combining a friendly and informal atmosphere with brilliant musical content. You’ll…

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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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