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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 …

Historical connections – BCS and Brahms German Requiem

Bristol Choral Society was formed in 1890 and gave its first concert in May of that year. When the young choir gave Brahms’ German Requiem its Bristol premiere at its third concert on December 13 1890, it was still a relatively new composition. It was composed between 1865 and 1868 when Johannes Brahms was in his thirties. Brahms was still …

Singing workshop for 11-14 year-olds

Our wonderful musical director Hilary is running a free singing workshop for 11-14 year-olds, sponsored by the choral society. No experience required – you just need to want to sing! We’ll be covering a range of styles in a fun introduction to becoming a better singer. Groups or individuals welcome. Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017 …

Colston Hall’s 150th birthday celebrations

Colston Hall marked its 150th birthday with a big party last week, and we were part of the celebrations singing Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from our forthcoming Brahms Requiem concert, and Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre.           A massive thank you to yourself, for all your organisation (and …