This was just the right venue for this music, and Bristol Choral Society are to be congratulated for bringing this music, which is so seldom heard, to this fine building.
In two terrific concerts at the Orchard School, members of Bristol Choral Society joined with more than 300 children from Orchard School and 8 local primary schools to perform Alexander L’Estrange’s Zimbe!
“What a fantastic evening, loved every minute, especially Carmina Burana, wow!!”
“It was a fantastic concert, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole programme.”
“Well done! What an amazing performance by everyone. The pianists were incredible – timing and precision awesome. Conductor so talented keeping you all on your toes – you must have practiced for hours. Thanks for encouraging us along- we were all bowled over!“
“That was absolutely fabulous – Marion and I loved it – made me feel all tingly. I now realise what a proper choir sounds like!”
…with a return to O Fortuna, the double chorus delivered a fantastic wall of sound that shook the rafters of the Colston Hall…
Tushna Commissariat, Bristol Post
Seldom have I enjoyed a Christmas concert as much as this one. BCS were on terrific form – probably the best I have heard them. Martin Firth, Bristol Post
Finzi’s In Terra Pax was a particular pleasure. David Demery
I wonder if in the future the choir will present a Christmas concert that features music from this century. If they do I shall be buying a ticket. Marius Grose
…an unusual but highly successful piece of programming that found Bristol Choral Society at their usual best. **** Martin Firth, Bristol Post
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 …
‘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)