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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.

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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February 2017

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

February 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beckfoot School BD16 1EE United Kingdom + Google Map

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 bradfordfestivalchoralsociety@gmail.com 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.

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March 2017

Mozart Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass

March 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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…

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May 2017

A Night at the Opera

May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints’ Parish Church, Old Main Street
Bingley , BD16 2RH
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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.

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June 2017

Mahler 2nd Symphony

June 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA United Kingdom + Google Map

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.

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October 2017

Learn to Sing!

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Freedom Studios, 7 Manor Row
Bradford, BD1 4BP United Kingdom
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£60.00

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…

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November 2017

Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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:…

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December 2017

A Yorkshire Christmas!

December 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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.

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March 2018

Baroque Splendour

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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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…

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May 2018

Sing! Handel’s Messiah

May 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Saints’ Church, Little Horton Green
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 0NG United Kingdom
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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…

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June 2018

Love and Longing

June 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
All Saints’ Parish Church, Old Main Street
Bingley , BD16 2RH
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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…

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