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.

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.

URGENT! Tonight’s rehearsal cancelled


Friday 18th February – due to travel disruption and weather conditions, tonight’s choir practice is cancelled.

Plans for the Instant Puccini & Haydn event on Sunday 20th February are still in place.

Hope to see you then.

Come & Sing… Puccini & Haydn


Sunday 20th February 2022 at 2.00 pm
in The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUSIC!

All singers welcome, no rehearsal – straight in at 2 pm
Join us and bring your friends

No tickets required!
* Donations to Barts Cancer Unit welcome *

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.

SAVE THE DATE
Easter Concert
|
BACH: St John Passion
 – Monday 28th March at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

Rehearsing in Spring 2022 – Bach’s St John Passion


The Christmas Concert was good fun and a great way to start the festive season – thanks to everyone’s input and contribution.

We start the January term on Friday 7th January 2022 at 7.00 pm in St Bartholomew the Less Church, rehearsing St John Passion by Bach – copies will be available at the practice to purchase if required. New singers are welcome to join us as we work towards our Easter Concert at the end of March. 

Rehearsals will be socially distanced and well ventilated so do ensure you wear enough warm cloths!

Remember, if you have any signs or symptoms of just an ordinary cold, it would be best not to come.

Also in the interest of keeping everyone safe, it is good practice for those attending choir rehearsals on Fridays to complete a negative lateral flow test each time before coming. Obviously, if it is positive, do not attend the session. This is not compulsory, nor is proof of the result required, just a request and a sensible precaution.

SAVE THE DATE

  • Sunday 20th February – Instant Nelson Mass & Puccini Messa di Gloria
    – 2.00 pm in The Great Hall – tell you friends!
  • Monday 28th March – Easter Concert: Bach’s St John Passion
    – 7.30 pm in The Great Hall

Christmas Concert Update!


BAFCO CHRISTMAS CONCERT WILL GO AHEAD ON MONDAY 13th DECEMBER 2021

Taking the recent guidelines regarding Covid 19 into consideration, the concert will go ahead with the following requirements from both audience and performers:

  • Tested negative to a Lateral Flow Test on Monday 13th December
  • Masks will be worn at all times unless performing
  • Completion of contact details if not already known (Track & Trace)
  • All attending to be aware and responsible for their own social distancing.

It will be a lovely start to the festive season, we must all play our part to keep ourselves and others safe.