End of Season Update

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BAFCO Administrator and Interim Nursing Director of Barts Cancer Unit

Donating concert proceeds to Barts Cancer Unit

We are pleased to let you know that we were able to hand over the proceeds from concerts throughout the year to the Interim Director of Nursing, Angela Robinson, in the total of £2,372. All of which goes towards extras for patients and staff at Barts Cancer Unit.

This is only possible due to the generosity of our audiences, BAFCO members, and those who attend our Come & Sing events. Thank you for helping to make a real difference.


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Choral music for Autumn Concert

Congratulations to all for Monday’s concert, and a special thank you goes to our soloist, Jennifer Westwood.

Looking towards the start of the new season, we will be singing Haydn’s Harmony Mass (“Harmoniemesse”).

In the meantime, we wish you an enjoyable & relaxing summer.

SAVE THE DATE…
Friday 6th September – choral rehearsals start
Monday 30th September – Autumn Concert

The Summer Term…


Thank you to all who contributed to such a wonderful Easter Concert.  Feedback on the Dvorák’s New World Symphony has been delightful, especially as it was a debut for BAFCO.  The hard work and commitment from both the choir and orchestra this term is commendable.

BAFCO Summer Term 2019

Looking towards the Summer term, the choir starts rehearsing Elgar’s The Music Makers on Friday 3rd May at 7.00 pm.  Arranged for contralto soloist, choir and orchestra, this work is a poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy set to quotations of Elgar’s earlier works, namely Sea Pictures, The Enigma Variations, The Dream of Gerontius, and Symphonies No 1 & 2.

If you would like to sing with us, you are welcome to join. There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, our small, friendly group rehearses on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less Church, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport

TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (Barts Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop)

For further information, send a message via our Contact Us page, or call on 020 7588 3635.

Rehearsals for Easter Concert…


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Starting on Friday 11th January at 7.00 pm, the Choir will be rehearsing repertoire for our Easter Concert – initially with two movements from Verdi’s Sacred Pieces and Haydn’s Te Deum.


DATE FOR THE DIARY:
Easter Concert – Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.30 pm


Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.  There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less Church, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport
TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop)

For further rehearsal information, please contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call on
020 7588 3635.

A record night!


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Thanks to all of our musicians, singers, supporters and followers who helped make our Christmas Concert go so well yesterday – the Great Hall was packed and it was a lovely start to the festive season!

With ticket sales and donations, we achieved approximately £900 towards our annual donation to the Barts Cancer Unit.  This is the most we have ever made at a concert!!

The choir start again on Friday 11th January 2019.

In the meantime, on behalf of BAFCO, thank you for your support and generosity.

Wishing you the best for 2019.

 

Now rehearsing a very Bach Christmas!


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Congratulations to the Choir and Orchestra for all their enthusiasm and hard work culminating in a great concert!

Starting on Friday 5th October, the Choir will be rehearsing Bach excerpts for our Christmas concert on Monday 10th December.

Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.

There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport
TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop).

For further rehearsal information, please contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call on
020 7588 3635.

Rehearsals for Coronation Anthems


IMG_20180122_154614We start rehearsals for Handel’s Coronation Anthems at 7.00 pm on Friday 7th September and are inviting you to come and rehearse with us.

Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.

There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us.

So, Fridays from 7.00-9.00 pm in Barts-the-Less, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Via train/tube: City Thameslink, St Paul’s, Farringdon.  For further information, contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call 020 7588 3635.