We are recruiting!
Why not make 2014 the year you join our friendly and exciting choir and experience the power of choral music.
To find out what we're like come along to our open rehearsal on WEDNESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER or any of our Wednesday rehearsals - do get in touch to make sure we are singing that evening!
What's BFCS all about?
We hope we're a really friendly and positive choir, with high standards and always thinking of the enjoyment of our members.
What do you sing?
Most of our concerts focus on the amazing heritage of classical choral music – music that covers every aspect of emotion and experience! Our programming tries to combine the familiar with the new and unusual, and we've sung flamenco with Eduardo Niebla, jazz with Will Todd and even a flashmob performance of Bruno Mars...not to mention Mozart Requiem in Undercliffe Cemetary...
Do I need to be an experienced singer?
No! We're interested in your potential and our rehearsals are designed to develop our singers musically and vocally. Our members range from people who've not sung since primary school through to music graduates, with every level of experience in between.
Do I need to be able to read music?
Some familiarity with music reading is useful, but not essential. Some of our members will learn pieces entirely by ear, some will be able to sight-read anything!
I've sung in lots of choirs...won't all this note learning be a bit boring?
Our rehearsals are engaging and fast-paced, with lots of emphasis on creating an excellent sound and bringing music to life. We think our musical team are exciting and inspiring - it's definitely not just note-bashing! We also work with expert vocal coaches in small sectional groups and work with guest musicians to enrich our performances.
Is it free?
No! Running a choir is expensive so there is a very reasonable annual subscription, with reductions for students and those experiencing financial hardship.
I'm still interested...is there an audition?
Come along to a few rehearsals and see if you enjoy it. If you do, there's a short and informal 'voice check' to provide positive and encouraging tips on developing your voice and to check that you don't have any vocal issues that singing will aggravate.
We currently have vacancies for tenors and basses, with a few vacancies for sopranos and altos with previous vocal experience. If you're not sure that we'll be the right choir for you please get in touch and we will try and answer your questions!
Rehearsals take place in the hall at St Peter's Church (Saltaire) every Wednesday evening during term time from 7.30pm-9.30pm.
St Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Saltaire, BD18 4DH
Car: 50 yards up Moorhead Lane, off Saltaire Roundabout. Car parking available
Bus: Bus Numbers 662 and 760
Train: Saltaire Station, Airedale Line
If you are interested in joining BFCS please come along to a rehearsal or contact us on: