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Come & Sing Favourite Choruses at Colston Hall, Bristol with Adrian Partington. Bristol Choral Society 125th birthday


Sep 18, 2014, 11:07 PM

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Come & Sing Favourite Choruses at Colston Hall, Bristol with Adrian Partington. Bristol Choral Society 125th birthday

Bristol Choral Society has announced its 2014-15 season, including a special Come & Sing day under the inspirational baton of conductor Adrian Partington to celebrate 125 years of Bristol Choral Society:

Come & Sing Favourite Choruses: Bristol Choral Society 125th anniversary celebration

Saturday 18 October 2014, 11am (arrive from 10am)
Colston Hall, Bristol

Hosted by Bristol Choral Society
with conductor Adrian Partington
Performance at 3.30pm

The season celebrating 125 years of Bristol Choral Society is launched with this gala Come & Sing encompassing some of the favourite choruses sung by the choir over the years. All are welcome to Come & Sing with us and Adrian Partington to celebrate, with music including...

I was glad, choruses from Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass, Haydn's The Creation, Mendelssohn's St Paul (the first work performed by Bristol Choral Society), Elgar's The Apostles and the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah

...all contained in a special souvenir music book for you to take home and treasure!
The day will culminate in an informal public performance in the South West's premier concert hall - Bristol's 2,000-seat Colston Hall (home to our concerts since 1889, but like us, has had a bit of a spruce-up since then!) - accompanied by the mighty 5,372 pipe Colston Hall Harrison & Harrison organ.

All welcome!

The Come & Sing workshop starts at 11am (arrive from 10am).
Performance 3.30pm (Audience tickets are also available for non-singers).
To be followed by a reception with some birthday cake and a glass of something sparkling....

Information and tickets: Click here for Come & Sing Favourite Choruses info and tickets
Booking is open now!

The flyer and postal booking form is available here:

click here to view Come & Sing Favourite Choruses flyer & booking form
or see the attachment to this post.

10% discount for groups of 10 or more (only available via the postal form).

We are also pleased to announce that two charities will benefit from a retiring collection Home Start Bristol and Off the Record Bristol.


In addition to the above Come & Sing, the choir will also stage the following concerts in the 2014-5 season:

* 29 November 2014 - Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with Mark Padmore, Susan Bickley, David Stout & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Colston Hall

* 20 December 2014 - Handel's Messiah (plus Mini Messiah family concert) - all from memory of course - at Colston Hall

* 7 February 2015 - COME & SING works by Vaughan Williams at Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol

* 28 March 2015 - Haydn's The Creation at Colston Hall

* 14 June 2014 - Sacred & Profane at Bristol Cathedral

Click here to read more about the season, book tickets or find out about joining the choir at our website

Keep up to date with all Bristol Choral Society concerts and events:
click here to sign up for Bristol Choral Society email newsletters

(This post was edited by scchoir on Sep 18, 2014, 11:12 PM)
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Oct 16, 2014, 5:24 PM

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Re: [scchoir] Come & Sing Favourite Choruses at Colston Hall, Bristol with Adrian Partington. Bristol Choral Society 125th birthday

There is still time to book your place for this - either to sing, or to listen to the 3.30pm performance. Tickets available in advance from or on the day at Colston Hall.

Here are the works we'll be singing:

Parry - I was glad

Brahms - How lovely are thy dwellings, from Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Bach - Dona nobis pacem, from Mass in B minor

Haydn - The Heavens are telling, from The Creation

Mendelssohn - How lovely are the Messengers, from St Paul

Elgar - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, from The Apostles

Handel - Hallelujah Chorus, from Messiah

accompanied by Paul Walton and the 5,372 pipes of the Colston Hall's mighty Harrison & Harrison organ!