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Fast becoming a Bristol family Christmas tradition, this bite-sized family-friendly
concert is a great introduction to Handel's Messiah for children. In under an hour,
hear some of the favourite highlights, including the Hallelujah chorus, all performed
by the same musicians as the full evening performance above.
Tickets* Adults £5, accompanied under 18s FREE Book online
"My wife and I were immensely pleased to be present at what was a superb performance
from Bristol Choral Society"
The late Sir Charles Mackerras
"Bristol has an extremely fine choral society"
Friday 14 February 2014
Colston Hall, Bristol
Valentine’s Day Opera Gala
Bristol Choral Society
Adrian Partington conductor
Rebecca Rudge soprano
John Pierce tenor
Donald Maxwell baritone & raconteur
A spectacular gala evening featuring a dreamy programme packed with some of the world’s
best loved operatic arias and choruses, all on a suitably romantic theme for Valentine’s
Day, including O mio babbino caro and Nessun Dorma.
Bristol Choral Society is delighted to have accepted an invitation from the Philharmonia
Orchestra to join them in a pair of concerts in Bristol and London to sing Janáček's
thrilling large-scale Glagolitic Mass. The Czech connection is cemented with Dvořák's
Piano Concerto, all conducted by the renowned Czech music specialist Jakub Hrůša.
Bristol Choral Society's renowned performance of Handel's Messiah, sung completely
from memory, with the stylish period instruments of Music for Awhile.
Audience comments from the 2012 performance included 'completely superb', 'really
amazing' and, from Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres in her bachtrack.com review 'A fabulous
performance......what can only be described as a Christmas present come early.’ (see
audience comments and full review here)
An almost identical cast returns this year - come and hear it for yourself in Bristol