Bruton Choral Society

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Concerts

Tickets for our concerts go on sale approximately six weeks before each concert.  You can buy tickets online here, at Church Bridge Stores or Bruton Pharmacy, or by phoning 01749 812281.

 

Our next concert, on Saturday 19 May will be our 25th Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration of the Royal Wedding.

This will be at King's Bruton and will start at 7.30pm. The concert aims to be a celebration of our choir, with an added  Royal twist.

We will be joined by an orchestra to perform Handel's Coronation Anthem: My Heart is Inditing and the concert will also include

a piece commissioned for the occasion by local composer, Andrew Moore: Song's Eternity, Rutter's Birthday Madrigals and an eclectic mix of songs by Scott Joplin, from his opera Treemonisha. We welcome back soprano soloist Catherine Greenwell to perform Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim and we also include a Concerto for three trumpets by Telemann.

In addition there will be some audience participation! Tickets will be available shortly, £10 to include a glass of Bubbly.

 

The community Messiah performance at St Mary's Church, Bruton on 18 March was postponed because of snow.  

We hope to set another date for this and will announce it very soon. All tickets will be held over for this replacement date.

We will be joining with the choirs of St Mary's Church, King's School, Sexey's School and Bruton School for Girls and a small professional orchestra under the baton of Edward Goater from Wells. The performance will be in aid of children's cancer.

 

Pictures of our concerts and lists of what we sang are on the Gallery pages.

 

Our Christmas Concert was on Monday 18 December 2017 at St. Mary’s Church and included the first part of Mendelssohn’s Oratorio Christus, music by American composer Randall Thompson as well as many traditional Christmas favourites. On this occasion we were joined by soprano soloist Angela Ashworth.

 

On 14 October 2017 there was a Choral and Brass Spectacular – a combined concert of local choirs and brass, featuring Jeff Purtle and David Bertie on trumpets. In this concert BCS joined forces with St Mary’s Church choir.

 

Our Summer Concert was on 20 May 2017 at Kings’ Bruton and presented a programme of music for choir and brass. We were pleased to be joining with The Godfrey Kneller Brass Ensemble (directed by David Bertie) for this event, which featured a lively mix of Renaissance and Contemporary music. We were also  joined by soprano soloist: Maria Marton, in the Jubilate by  Bob Chilcott.  Other music featured included Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir and works by Gabrieli, Pitoni and Viadana.

 

Each December we sing our Carols by Candlelight concert, either at Bruton School for Girls or in St Mary's church  

 

in 2016 our concert was in May at King's School, where the music included Mozart's Regina Coeli K127, George Dyson: Three Songs of Praise and songs from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The concert also featured cello soloist Arturo Serna.

 

In May 2015 at King's School, we sang the Haydn Missa Brevis in F, and George Shearing's songs and sonnets.

 

Before that was Rutter's Magnificat on Sunday 16 November 2014 when we joined the King's choir at King's School.

 

In May 2014 we were in the Memorial Hall at King's School, when we sang Vivaldi's Gloria and Bob Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass.  

 

At the tea-concert in November 2013 in the Longhouse a packed audience was treated to a performance of light music. The music was followed by tea and scrumptious cakes with vintage china.

 

In November 2013 we joined the choir of King’s School (plus an orchestra) to sing Fauré's Requiem.