Welcome

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You’ve found the website for the smaller of the Barts choirs, whose history stretches back to 1971 when the choir of Christ Church, Woburn Square, came together with an orchestra to perform The Messiah. The rest, as they say, is history. This site celebrates that history and aims to bring old friends and followers together. We hope you enjoy your visit.

We are 50! Come & celebrate with us

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Note the earlier start time of 7 pm to allow for a reunion with members past & present

If you have any questions, please send us a message via our Contact Us page.

Come and sing… Verdi’s Requiem


Image of Giuseppe Verdi with text Verdi Requiem

AN INSTANT CONCERT!

SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2022
at 2 PM

The Great Hall
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield
London EC1A 7BE
(next to The Maggie’s Centre)

Bring your own score
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
with Margaret Banwell as Leader

– listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations to
Barts Cancer Unit are most welcome •

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The Great Hall is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.
Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

TRANSPORT
St Pauls | Barbican | Farringdon | City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, message us via our Contact Us page.

SAVE THE DATE – 50th Anniversary Concert
Monday 12th December, 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

Rehearsing Rossini’s Messe Solennelle


Weekly rehearsals resume on Friday 2nd September at 7 pm
in Barts-the-Less Church for our Autumn Concert.
If you would like to sing with us, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

The concert proper will take place on:

Monday 26th September 2022 at 7.30 pm

The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE

Tickets available on the door
– £15, £10 concessions (cash only)
* All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit *

Bring a friend and join the orchestra,
choir & soloists in the ornate setting of
The Great Hall for Rossini’s unusual take on a “solemn mass”

Conductor: John Lumley
Leader: Margaret Banwell

Transport: St Paul’s | Farringdon | Barbican | City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

Join us for our Summer Concert – Mendelssohn’s Elijah


Elijah the Prophet

Join us for 7.30 pm on Monday 11th July in the wonderful setting of The Great Hall at Barts Hospital (next to The Maggie’s Centre) for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by John Lumley with orchestra, choir and soloists:

Oskar McCarthy
Davide Basso
Rachel Goreing
Melanie Mehta

All concert proceeds go to help the patients, families and staff at Barts Cancer Unit.
Tickets available on the door – £15 (£10 concessions).

The Great Hall, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

Nearest stations: City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit) | St Pauls | Barbican | Farringdon

Coming up this Summer term


After Easter, we start rehearsing Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Friday 22nd April for our Come & Sing afternoon and later on, our full concert to close the season.

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, message us via our Contact Us page.

SAVE THE DATE
Come & Sing
 | 
MENDELSSOHN: Elijah
 – Sunday 12th June at 2.00 pm
Summer Concert | MENDELSSOHN: Elijah
 – Monday 11th July at 7.30 pm

Our Come & Sing and Easter Concert


Congratulations to members of the orchestra, choir and soloists who struggled and won against severely-reduced public transport to join in the Come & Sing in The Great Hall at Barts on Sunday afternoon!

It turned out to be the best way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon. Wonderful music and enthusiastic musicians joined together to produce an enjoyable performance.

Thanks to all involved.

Join us for our Easter Concert of Bach’s St John Passion, written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724.

Baton down at 7.30 pm on Monday 28th March in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital. Tickets are available at the door and all proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit for the benefit of the patients.

Bring a friend and let Bach’s dramatisation give a different perspective to your Easter.


The Great Hall | Barts Hospital | West Smithfield | EC1A 7BE

The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.
Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

TRANSPORT
– Train: City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)
– Tube: St Pauls (Central), Barbican, Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan)
– Bus:
 46 56 (Bart’s Hospital), 8 25 521 (City Thameslink), 100 (King Edward Street)

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, message us via our Contact Us page.