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 …
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.
These scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. The scholarships will run from the October 2018 until June 2019 and are worth £750 each.
Recently a group of singers from the city choir (Städtischer Musikverein) performed Orff’s Carmina Burana in Bristol.
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…
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