BBCS competes on Thursday 16th April, the first day of this year's Festival, alongside choirs from Beare Green and Newdigate, Leatherhead and Horsley.
The evening concert includes The Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Conducted by Festival Conductor Jonathan Willcocks, and accompanied by the Southern Pro Musica, this will be an event not to be missed!
For more information, and to book tickets click here.
Sat 16 April 2020
Dorking Halls, Dorking, RH4 1SG
Get Christmas off to a sparkling start with festive music, solo pieces and traditional carols. BBCS is at St Marks Reigate on 14 December 2019 at 7.30 pm with our guest conductor Richard Moore
Sat 14 December 2019
St Mark's Church, Reigate,
Join BBCS to celebrate the festive season with songs, carols and readings for Advent and Christmas. Music includes carols by John Rutter, Stephen Cleobury and David Willcocks, and audience carols for all accompanied on the superb organ of St Michael's Betchworth.
Helen Smee | conductor
Ian Tindale | organ
Tickets are available:
through Ticketsource (using the link below)
at Buckland Deli
at Buckland Post Office
on the door
Adults - £12.00
Students - £7.50
Under-12s - free
BBCS begins its 2018-19 season with a celebration of choral joy, from Vivaldi's masterpiece to Bob Chilcott's Dances of Time, commissioned for the Leith Hill Musical Festival.
Programme to include:
Antonio Vivaldi Gloria
Bob Chilcott Dances of Time
Sat 20 October 2018
St Michael's, Betchworth
On Saturday 30 June 2018 we will be joining up with the Festival Chorus, Orchestra and soloists to sing Haydn's majestic Nelson Mass, and Alexander L'Estrange Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, at the finale event of the 2018 Voices of London Festival, which celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the Capital and beyond.
BBCS is delighted to be returning to Voices of London following our participation in the 2017 event.
Harriet Burns soprano
Joanna Harries mezzo-soprano
Nick Allen tenor
Brian McAlea bass
Voices of London Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Helen Smee conductor
Buckland and Betchworth Choral Society present a programme of music specially chosen to reflect on this memorable day in world history.
The centrepiece of the concert will be Gabriel Fauré’s awe-inspiring Mass of the Dead, his Requiem. Since its first performance in 1888, this work has become a firm favourite with audiences and choirs alike and regularly features in ‘Hall of Fame’ rankings.
In the same vein of remembrance and contemplation, the concert will also feature:
‘Agnus Dei’ from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man,
‘Lift Thine Eyes’ from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Howard
Goodall’s The Lord is My Shepherd (better known as the theme to BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley) and Bob Chilcott's Be Thou My Vision.
The Choir is lucky to be joined by soloists Harriet Burns (soprano) and Kieran Rayner (baritone), as well as our brilliant accompanist, Anna Tetsuya, playing Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique.
Sat 11 November 2017
St Mark's, Reigate
£15 [Students £7.50]
are available below, or:
- Through TicketSource
- from Buckland Deli
- By calling 01737 842028
- on the door
On Saturday 1st July 2017 we will be joining up with a variety of other choirs and singing at the Voices of London Festival, which celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the Capital and beyond. As part of the Festival Chorus, BBCS will be joining forces with choirs from across the south of England to perform Rutter's Feel the Spirit.
Sat 1 July 2017
Join members of BBCS and their Musical Director, Helen Smee to explore two works with a strong jazz/gospel influence: Rutter's Feel the Spirit and Will Todd's Mass in Blue.
Sat 6 May 2017
St Mark's Church Hall
Tickets £15 (including music hire)
To take part, please download and return the registration form on the right.
A regular feature of the BBCS Calendar, the Choir's Ensemble perform for Broome Park's annual fête.
Sat 10 June
Broome Park Nursing Home
Surrey RH3 7DF