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Choir in Residence at York Minster 10th& 11th August

Another fantastic opportunity for us members of the choral society – this time to sing at York Minster. We shared the weekend with Hilary Campbell’s other Choral Society – Chiswick, so that BCS did Friday and Saturday evensong, with just 6 of us staying on for Sunday services to supplement the Chiswick singers. BCS’s Justin McInroy …

Singing Mahler 8 at the Proms 22nd July 2018

A large group of BCS singers sang with the BBC National Chorus of Wales in the spectacular 8th Symphony by Mahler last Sunday. There is a great following for this mighty work and it was the first Prom to have sold out this year. “The forces required to perform this vast symphony are almost without parallel …

Berlioz at Gloucester Cathedral 14th July 2018

Twenty nine present and past members of Bristol Choral Society were amongst the 185 singers who took part in a sold-out performance of the Grande Messe des Morts by Hector Berlioz at the Cheltenham Festival on Saturday 14 July. Prepared and conducted by the Choral Society’s former conductor of 17 years, Adrian Partington, the South Cotswold Big Sing Group …

Bristol Choral Society seeks Choral Scholars for 2018-19

These scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. The scholarships will run from the October 2018 until June 2019 and are worth £750 each.

Come and sing Messiah

About 150 of us had a terrific day on 21st April, rehearsing and then performing 9 of the choruses from Messiah. About 50 Bristol Choral Society members were joined by singers from other choirs, as far away as Ireland and including nearly 20 visitors from “Chorège”, a choir from Seine et Marne east of Paris.

All fine herbs, it is well known

Here’s fine rosemary, sage and thyme. Come buy my ground ivy. Here’s fetherfew, gilliflowers and rue. Come buy my knotted majorum, ho!  Come buy my mint, my fine greenmint. Here’s fine lavender for your cloaths.  Here’s parsley and winter-savory,  And hearts-ease, which all do choose.  Here’s balm and hissop, and cinquefoil, All fine herbs, it …

The Mass in Blue Come and Sing

This was a great day with over 150 of us gathered to spend a few hours tackling Will Todd’s Mass in Blue. Bristol Choral Society members were joined by many other local singers as well as visitors from Bath, Southampton, Plymouth, lots from the Gloucester area, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and the furthest afield – from …