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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 Handel's masterpiece. Some basic music-reading ability and a little choral experience will help you get the most out of the afternoon but isn’t essential. ***Change to refreshments*** Soft drinks will be provided, please bring a flask with your own hot drinks if you would like something hot to drink. There will be…Find out more »
Join us for this performance of Handel's glorious oratorio - with a team of outstanding soloists and a wonderful professional orchestra. Handel wrote the whole oratorio in only 24 days - when he finished writing the famous Hallelujah chorus he said 'I thought I saw all of heaven before me'.Find out more »
Join us for our Christmas Concert - we will have a feast of Christmas joy to fill your ears, and you'll be invited to join in with some of your favourite carols. ...and we can't have a Christmas Concert without some brass - Rothwell Temperance Band will be joining us to really make it feel like Christmas! Join us for our wonderful Christmas Concert!Find out more »
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…Find out more »
**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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »