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.

EASTER CONCERT & REHEARSALS CANCELLED


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Dear All

The escalating effects of the Coronavirus pan-epidemic means that regrettably, we have had to postpone our Easter Concert (29/30 March) – this is particularly disappointing in view of the effort you have put in to bring it within reach for the performance.  We will reschedule The Seasons later in the year into an existing slot.

How much else will require a reschedule is unclear, but this is a changing scene and we will give regular updates.  We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as is possible.

Best wishes

John Lumley
Conductor

Join us for Haydn’s The Seasons…


The Seasons

BAFCO presents their Easter Concert

HAYDN’S – THE SEASONS

Monday 30th March 2020 at 7.30 pm
in
The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
Tube/Train: St Paul’s, Barbican, Farringdon or City Thameslink

Conductor: John Lumley ♦ Leader: Margaret Banwell

Tickets:  £15, £10 concessions – available at the door

• All concert proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •

Join us for a delightful evening of Haydn’s last oratorio,
written for orchestra, choir and soloists.

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.

The Seasons

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

Join us for our Christmas Concert

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Christmas scene

MONDAY 9th DECEMBER 2019 at 7.30 PM
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

MOZART: SINFONIA CONCERTANTE FOR FOUR WINDS
ELGAR: ROMANCE FOR BASSOON & ORCHESTRA
MOZART: DON GIOVANNI OVERTURE

with Choruses from
BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
& HANDEL: MESSIAH + audience carols

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

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

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

Come and celebrate the start of the festive season with us at our Christmas Concert, where you can join in the audience carols and reward yourself with a mince pie and a drink – all for a great cause.

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.

Thank you for a wonderful concert!


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The Haydn-Fest was a really lovely evening all round!  There were lots of compliments from all quarters, so thank you to the orchestra, choir and, of course, our conductor, for a great performance in such a short time.

And we extend special thanks to our soloists:

Helen Miles (Soprano)
Jennifer Westwood (Mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Burden (Tenor)
Gerard Delrez (Bass)

for their support and participation, which added so much to the enjoyment of all.


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The choir starts rehearsing this Friday for our Christmas Concert with excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.  So choir, if you have a copy, please dig it out and bring it with you to St Bartholomew-the-Less Church at 7.00 pm.

If you would like to sing with us, please do get in touch via this link to our Contact Us page.  We welcome new members and would love to hear from you.


SAVE THE DATE
Christmas Concert
Monday 9th December in The Great Hall at 7.30 pm
– includes audience carols and refreshments

– tickets available on the door