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.

A record night!


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Thanks to all of our musicians, singers, supporters and followers who helped make our Christmas Concert go so well yesterday – the Great Hall was packed and it was a lovely start to the festive season!

With ticket sales and donations, we achieved approximately £900 towards our annual donation to the Barts Cancer Unit.  This is the most we have ever made at a concert!!

The choir start again on Friday 11th January 2019.

In the meantime, on behalf of BAFCO, thank you for your support and generosity.

Wishing you the best for 2019.

 

Christmas Concert & Carols

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MONDAY 10th DECEMBER 2018 at 7.30 pm
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

BRAHMS: SYMPHONY No 4
BACH: MAGNIFICAT (excerpts)
BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (excerpts)
and CAROLS

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Admission:  Tickets £15, concessions £10 – at the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
– Train/Tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s
– Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

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.

Come and enjoy the evening with us – refreshments available

Come and sing… Brahms Requiem!


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SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER at 2 pm
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

Bring your own music score and join us in singing this much-loved piece alongside the orchestra and soloists in The Great Hall on Sunday 25th November at 2.00 pm – listeners are welcome too!

Free entry – donations welcome
• proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
– Train/tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s
– Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

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.

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information: 020 7588 3635.

Next concert – Monday 10th December at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital – tickets available at the door!

Now rehearsing a very Bach Christmas!


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Congratulations to the Choir and Orchestra for all their enthusiasm and hard work culminating in a great concert!

Starting on Friday 5th October, the Choir will be rehearsing Bach excerpts for our Christmas concert on Monday 10th December.

Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.

There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport
TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop).

For further rehearsal information, please contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call on
020 7588 3635.

Rehearsals for Coronation Anthems


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We start rehearsals for Handel’s Coronation Anthems at 7.00 pm on Friday 7th September and are inviting you to come and rehearse with us.

Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.

There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us.

So, Fridays from 7.00-9.00 pm in Barts-the-Less, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Via train/tube: City Thameslink, St Paul’s, Farringdon.  For further information, contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call 020 7588 3635.

Autumn Concert in the Great Hall


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MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018 at 7.30 PM
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY No 7
HANDEL: CORONATION ANTHEMS

Conductor: John Lumley
Leader: Margaret Banwell

Tickets £15, concessions £10 – available at the door
All proceeds in aid of Barts Cancer Unit

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
Train/tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s

Bring your friends and enjoy this musical evening with us!