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.
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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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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »