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

Great to be singing & more to come…


Thanks to all those who came to sing in the choir and play in the orchestra on Sunday – for the Mozart Requiem from scratch!  There was a good buzz of enjoyment all round, and it was clear that so many of us are delighted to get back to singing and playing again.

John Lumley outlined the plans for next year which will be the 50th year since BAFCO (Bart’s Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra) started.  Dates are still to be confirmed, but as soon as they are – the plans will be put on this website so as many of you as possible can join our current choir for a great choral year!

Don’t forget that singers can join us again on Sunday 28th November at 2 pm, to sing Handel’s Messiah – again from scratch – look out your music and put the date in your diary!

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.