BAFCO IS BACK!


BAFCO have followed all the advice from the Government for the last 18 months.

We missed meeting each other but some of the choir managed to meet up as usual on Friday evenings, thanks to Zoom and Spotify!

The orchestra arranged a few Sunday workshops when restrictions allowed and
NOW WE ARE BACK!

The choir have had 2 Friday evening practices at 7 pm in St Bartholomew the Less as usual – it’s wonderful for us to be back together again. We are currently working on Mozart Requiem.

Anyone interested in joining the choir – please contact 020 7588 3635 for more information.

Plans for the Autumn

In September, there will be an orchestral concert.

Time:
7.30 pm

Date:
Monday 27th September 2021

Venue:
The Great Hall, Bart’s Hospital,
West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE

Rossini – Overture from The Italian Girl in Algiers
Haydn – Symphony No 101 (The Clock)
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 22
Soloist – François-Xavier Villemin

Tickets at the door – no booking required.

In November, the Choir and Orchestra will join for an
Instant Mozart Requiem.

Time:
2.00 pm

Date:
Sunday 7th November 2021

Venue:
Bart’s Great Hall

INSTANT MOZART REQUIEM

All singers welcome, no rehearsal – straight in at 2 pm

Please bring your own music!

No tickets required – donations to Bart’s Cancer Unit are welcome!
Join us and bring your friends.

A note of thanks!


We are pleased to share this note of thanks received from Barts Cancer Unit for the cheque we presented with the generous donations raised from concerts and come-and-sing events throughout 2019.

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To read more about how BAFCO supports Barts Cancer Unit, please read our ‘Thank you for your support!‘ page.

Come and sing… Verdi’s Requiem


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AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2020
at 2 PM

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

Bring your own score
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
with Margaret Banwell as leader
conducted by John Lumley
– listeners are welcome too!

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

… read more

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
– 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 ConcertMonday 30th March at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

Come and sing… Haydn & Mozart!


Haydn and Mozart Instant 2019

HAYDN Nelson Mass &
MOZART Coronation Mass

AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

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

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019 at 2 pm

Bring your own scores
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations
to Barts Cancer Unit are welcome •
… read more

Transport
– 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, message us via our Contact Us page, or call: 020 7588 3635.

SAVE THE DATE:
Summer Concert – Monday 15th July at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

Come and sing… Haydn’s Creation


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AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

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

SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2019 at 2 pm

Bring a score
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
– listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations
to Barts Cancer Unit are welcome •
… read more

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


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
The Creation (“Die Schöpfung”)

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The Creation was rapturously received by the audience when it premiered at Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna in 1798.

During two visits to the UK in the 1790s, Haydn was inspired by Handel’s music.  Thus, with renewed impetus and armed with John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, the tutor of Beethoven and friend of Mozart composed his masterpiece, collaborating with his patron, Baron Gottfried van Swieten, to translate the English text into German.

Set out in three parts, it commences with the Representation of Chaos being transformed into order and light; Part II continues celebrating each aspect of the creation, whilst Part III is dedicated to the relationship between Adam and Eve.

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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, call: 020 7588 3635.

SAVE THE DATE:
Easter Concert – Monday 25th March at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital – tickets available at the door!