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October 2017

Brahms Requiem

October 28, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colston Hall

From the intimacy of a solo voice raised in song to the splendours of nearly two hundred at the service of a choral Colossus, our first concert of the Season celebrates musical friendships and a Requiem shot through with unassailable grandeur and a consoling tenderness. Schuman Lieder Ballade des Harfners Op.98a, no.2  Stirb, Lieb und Freud Op.35, no.2 Der Hidalgo Op.30, no.3  Brahms Requiem Bristol Choral Society Hilary Campbell Conductor British Sinfonietta Steven Kings Piano Claire Boulter Soprano Eamonn Dougan Baritone Colston Hall, Bristol Robert…

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November 2017

Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Forum, Bath

On experiencing Niagara Falls Mahler is supposed to have observed ‘Fortissimo at last!’ Perhaps he’d forgotten the climax of his Resurrection Symphony! We team up with Bath Symphony Orchestra for a symphonic epic that is literally out of this world. Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ Bath Symphony Orchestra Bristol Choral Society Eugene Monteith Conductor Llio Evans Soprano Samantha Price Contralto The Forum, Bath With ten horns, ten trumpets, three deep un-tuned bells, and ‘the largest possible contingent of strings’, Mahler’s Symphony…

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December 2017

An English Christmas

December 16, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colston Hall

Christmas is coming and we’re giving Messiah a well-earned rest to dish up a succulent feast of 20th century Yuletide fare. Finzi to Holst, Vaughan Williams to Britten, fine dining is guaranteed. Tuck in! Finzi In Terra Pax Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols Holst Christmas Day Holst Psalm 148 Britten A Ceremony of Carols Bristol Choral Society Bristol Ensemble Hilary Campbell Conductor Gwen Martin Soprano Rene Bloice-Sanders Baritone Colston Hall, Bristol Inspired by the bells of a Gloucestershire Christmas Eve, Finzi’s elegiac Et in Terra…

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March 2018

Carmina Burana

March 10, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colston Hall

Metropolitan merrymaking and mystery meets a no-holds- barred slice of medieval life as Bob Chilcott and Carl Orff go head to head in a programme bursting with life, liberties and sassy savoir-faire. Chilcott Songs and Cries of London Town Youth Choir set Orff Carmina Burana Bristol Choral Society Bristol Youth Choir Hilary Campbell Conductor David Ogden Youth Choir director Steven Kings Piano Ian Tindale Piano Oli Butterworth Percussion Jo Weeks Soprano Rob Jenkins Tenor Geoff Williams Baritone Colston Hall, Bristol The…

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June 2018

Bach Magnificat

June 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bristol Cathedral

Lutheran Leipzig provides the backdrop to a Bachian bonanza that bids Season’s farewell with some of the most invigorating choral music Bach ever committed to paper. Singet dem Herrn to the effervescent Magnificat, toes will tap, and spirits soar.

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October 2018

Farewell to Arms

October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

Farewell to Arms - Finzi
Serenade to Music - Vaughan Williams
Elegy - Howells
Dona Nobis Pacem - Vaughan Williams

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December 2018

Messiah

December 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
Clifton Cathedral

Lucy De Butts - Soprano
Lucilla Graham - Alto
Christopher Bowen - Tenor
Frederick Long - Bass

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March 2019

Victory and Remembrance

March 9, 7:30 pm
Bristol Cathedral

Dettingen Te Deum - Handel
Requiem - Mozart

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June 2019

Life, Love and Hope

June 15, 7:30 pm
Bristol Cathedral

In the Beginning - Copland
Les Chansons des Roses - Lauridsen
Spirituals - Allain
Five Negro Spirituals - Tippett

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November 2019

A Time for All Seasons

November 16, 7:30 pm
Bristol Cathedral

Including
A Time for All Seasons - McDowall
Songs and Cries of London Town - Chilcott
Water Night - Whitacre
Cloudburst - Whitacre

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