In every way we are a busy Choir, rehearsing and regularly performing in our own concerts.
Before the Covid lock-down our Summer programme had featured extracts from Bach's
glorious Magnificat and inspirational works by Fauré and Schubert.
For the Winter term, we had rehearsed works by Bob Chilcott and Gerald Finzi that we
performed as part of our ever-popular annual carol concert, being accompanied by both a professional chamber orchestra and organ soloist.
Whenever possible, we like to give performances in aid of local charities. A number of our
singers went before Christmas to East Surrey Hospital to sing in a carol concert in aid of
SASH and we collect for nominated charities at the end of all our concerts.
There are always opportunities to take part in other concerts. A number of our singers have
sing in major choral works in Dorking Halls and participate in Voices of London
performances where choirs from the South of England come together to sing works in
venues across the City.
More locally, BBCS organises 'Sing Days' where members of our choir are joined for the day by anyone who might want to experience rehearsing works with our conductor. It is always a day enjoyed by all and it culminates with the singers performing in front of a live audience.
But the highlight of our singing year is the LEITH HILL MUSIC FESTIVAL.
The Festival is an annual event for the singers from twelve village choral societies and, in
groups of four choirs, we rehearse the same repertoire of music during the Spring terms
culminating in a day of friendly musical competition in Dorking Halls. The four choirs then
together combine with an orchestra for a wonderful evening of choral music under the
direction of the renowned conductor JONATHAN WILLCOCKS.