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.

Join us for our Christmas Concert 2021!


Monday 13th December at 7.30 pm
The Great Hall at Barts Hospital
West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

Music includes:

The Nutcracker Suite, works by the Strauss family
choruses from Handel’s Messiah & Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
+ Audience Carols

* Tickets available on the door – £15 (£10 concessions) *
All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit

Rossini, Haydn & Mozart – a great concert!


Our orchestral concert on 27th September was a great celebration of our return to performing in the Great Hall at Barts!

The programme of Rossini, Haydn and Mozart were fully appreciated by our audience.  In particular, the performance of the pianist, François-Xavier Villemin, in the Mozart piano concerto was a real joy.  How François-Xavier manages to juggle his career as a concert pianist here and in France, with a career in banking – I do not know!

We look forward to our Christmas Concert on Monday 13th December, where we will start our celebrations for the festive season, and the audience will be able to join the choir and orchestra in carols to send us on our way!

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.

Image of elderly patient with nurse on a card with the word 'Thank you'

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