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.

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.

Autumn Concert 2019


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MONDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2019 at 7.30 PM

HAYDN – Symphony 99
HAYDN – Harmoniemesse

THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL
WEST SMITHFIELD, LONDON, EC1A 7BE

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Tickets £15, £10 concessions – available on the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •
… read more

Tube/train: St Paul’s, Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink
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.

Bring a friend and enjoy the evening with us!

Summer Concert 2019


Photo of a flute, violin and cello

MONDAY 15th JULY 2019 at 7.30 pm in
THE GREAT HALL at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

DVORÁK  Symphony Nº 8
VERDI  Te Deum
ELGAR  The Music Makers

Soloist:  Jennifer Westwood
Conductor:  John Lumley

Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Tickets: £15, concessions £10 – available at the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •
… read more

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)

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.

Come and enjoy the evening with us – refreshments available