BFCS’s 2019-2020 season is full of contrasting delights, drama and passion. In November we perform a brilliant musical drama by Paul Mealor (whose music was performed at Prince William’s wedding) alongside John Rutter’s Gloria; December brings Christmas Old and New; in March we perform one of classical music’s greatest masterpieces, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and in summer, we bring you Faith, Passion and Betrayal, featuring Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.
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Aged 30 or under, or on a low income? Tickets for all our concerts are FREE!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
We're delighted to offer another of our popular Learn To Sing courses in Autumn 2017, led by the brilliant Sally Egan. Her expert, inspiring teaching will help you find your voice and build your confidence while learning songs in a variety of styles, having fun and experiencing the joy of singing. Sally has sung opera and oratorio all over the world. She now works for Opera North as a workshop leader, choral director and animator. She also works with choirs…Find out more »
Our musical director Thomas Leech conducts this performance of Elgar’s stunning masterpiece. BFCS is joined by Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra with whom we have collaborated many times previously, notably in performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem and most recently Mahler’s Symphony 2. A cast of superb soloists take the roles of Gerontius, The Angel, The Priest and The Angel of the Agony, as Cardinal Newman’s poem describes the journey of the soul into death, ending with the promise of heavenly glory:…Find out more »
Bradford Festival Choral Society Rothwell Temperance Band Thomas Leech, conductor Our annual Christmas festive concert is a highlight of the season for many of our supporters. Join us for an evening of traditional carols accompanied by one of Yorkshire’s finest brass bands, the Championship Section Rothwell Temperance Band . Sing along with your favourite carols and sit back and listen to a feast of Christmas music for choir and brass. Seasonal refreshments available before the concert and during the interval.Find out more »
Travel with us between the splendour of Baroque Venice and the crowded metropolis of 17th Century London in a programme including masterworks by Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell, performed with a dazzling array of baroque instruments and virtuoso soloists. Tickets £16, £14 (concessions), under 18s free, group rate 5 for £60. The British Orpheus - Henry Purcell I was glad from Oedipus Z583 Music for a while Remember not, Lord, our offences Z50 from King Arthur Z628 Fairest…Find out more »
Join us for an afternoon’s workshop (2-5 pm) and evening performance (6-7.30pm) of Handel’s evergreen Messiah. Our venue for the day, All Saints’ Church, Little Horton, has a fascinating connection with one of the most famous editors of Handel’s work, Watkins Shaw, and is a beautiful architectural gem nestled amongst this 17th Century village. We will be joined by soloists for the performance. Hot food available between the workshop and performance. Book your place to sing or buy tickets for…Find out more »
We return to the historic parish church of Bingley for an evening of beguiling song. The lutenists of 16th Century England were the musical stars of the day, singer-songwriters who wrote of love, lust, despair and death! In the first half of our programme we are joined by a soprano and lutenist, singing music from Dowland’s suggestive Come again, sweet love doth now invite to Thomas Campion’s beautiful Never weather beaten sail. By way of contrast we then explore fabulously…Find out more »