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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 …

Five stars for Mendelssohn and Mozart concert

Music making of the highest order was on offer when Bristol Choral Society presented a hugely enjoyable and accessible programme at the Colston Hall. Whilst Mozart’s Great Mass was the main work of the evening, the programme included a fine performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Julia Hwang. A former pupil at Clifton College …

Come and Sing 2016

Our recent come and sing, Hilary’s first such event in Bristol, was a sell out and was fun and hugely inspiring to those that attended. Feel the Spirit by John Rutter allowed Hilary, in true charismatic style, to work with everyone in a myriad of ways to achieve vocal effects to match the character of …

Ahoy!

In March 2016 Bristol Choral Society joined the Call Me Al Quintet and pupils from more than 10 Bristol schools in a performance of Alexander L’Estrange’s Ahoy! Bristol Choral Society Education and Outreach worked on this project in partnership with Bristol Sings Music and Orchard School Bristol. This performance launched the ‘With One Voice’ project …

St Matthew Passion review

‘From this dramatic opening to the sad farewell, the chorus were in fine form with the chorales producing some outstanding singing, the last one being particularly moving.’ ***** John Packwood BRISTOL POST (not published online)