About 150 of us had a terrific day on 21st April, rehearsing and then performing 9 of the choruses from Messiah. About 50 Bristol Choral Society members were joined by singers from other choirs, as far away as Ireland and including nearly 20 visitors from “Chorège”, a choir from Seine et Marne east of Paris.
What a wonderful time had by all in Portugal!
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
Here’s fine rosemary, sage and thyme. Come buy my ground ivy. Here’s fetherfew, gilliflowers and rue. Come buy my knotted majorum, ho! Come buy my mint, my fine greenmint. Here’s fine lavender for your cloaths. Here’s parsley and winter-savory, And hearts-ease, which all do choose. Here’s balm and hissop, and cinquefoil, All fine herbs, it …
This was a great day with over 150 of us gathered to spend a few hours tackling Will Todd’s Mass in Blue. Bristol Choral Society members were joined by many other local singers as well as visitors from Bath, Southampton, Plymouth, lots from the Gloucester area, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and the furthest afield – from …
With music by Lucy Pankhurst and words by Helen Pankhurst, The Pankhurst Anthem marks the 2018 centenary of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. BBC Radio 3 is inviting choirs around the country to learn and perform this brand new choral work in 2018. You can use this recording by the BBC Singers (conducted by …
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