Hugely successful Come & Sing event

The Come & Sing, The Armed Man, by Karl Jenkins was a huge success. It was sold out, great fun and the music we made together was glorious. Our musical director, Hilary Campbell was on her usual sparkling form. The day started with 150+ of us getting to know each other by learning an amazing bluesy …

Comments on Messiah

“My neighbour was bowled over- he and his family have booked up for the Mozart already!” “My friends knew it was sold out, but were offered seats somewhere at the side. It didn’t matter to them that they couldn’t see.  They felt it was absolutely stunning, the best concert we’ve done.” “The effect of telling the story …

Messiah Review – “a performance of the highest quality”

Displaced from the Colston Hall for their traditional Christmas concert, Bristol Choral Society chose Clifton Cathedral as the venue for a memorable performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday evening. Even the atrocious weather could not lessen the appeal of this masterpiece, and the Society performed to a capacity and hugely appreciative audience. ‘Messiah’, like all …

Choir in Residence at York Minster 10th& 11th August

Another fantastic opportunity for us members of the choral society – this time to sing at York Minster. We shared the weekend with Hilary Campbell’s other Choral Society – Chiswick, so that BCS did Friday and Saturday evensong, with just 6 of us staying on for Sunday services to supplement the Chiswick singers. BCS’s Justin McInroy …

Singing Mahler 8 at the Proms 22nd July 2018

A large group of BCS singers sang with the BBC National Chorus of Wales in the spectacular 8th Symphony by Mahler last Sunday. There is a great following for this mighty work and it was the first Prom to have sold out this year. “The forces required to perform this vast symphony are almost without parallel …

Berlioz at Gloucester Cathedral 14th July 2018

Twenty nine present and past members of Bristol Choral Society were amongst the 185 singers who took part in a sold-out performance of the Grande Messe des Morts by Hector Berlioz at the Cheltenham Festival on Saturday 14 July. Prepared and conducted by the Choral Society’s former conductor of 17 years, Adrian Partington, the South Cotswold Big Sing Group …