Brandenburg Festival Chorus
The Brandenburg Festival Chorus draws its members from all of the choirs who have taken part in the Brandenburg Choral Festival over the years. From university a cappella ensembles and chamber choirs through to gospel choirs and large choral societies, the resulting chorus is a rich and experienced group.
The inaugural performance was during Festival 13 on Easter Sunday, when the BFC performed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields for BBC Radio 2's Easter Glory service.
The Chorus has also performed on the bandstand at Victoria Embankment Gardens, and taken part in recording carols for Will Todd's CD, Christmas in Blue.
Chorus members form the enthusiastic core for many of our Come & Sing events - including Fauré Requiem and Mozart Requiem, and 'Bob's Favourite Choruses' in Spring 2015. Following the 'Come & Sing Mozart' day in November 2014, the BFC performed an incredibly moving concert of the same piece at the Royal Courts of Justice, on Remembrance Day.
Since December 2014, the BFC have provided the choir for the opening concert of our Spring Series: Messiah. With limited rehearsal time on the day to get used to the venue - and each other! - it is essential that aspiring Chorus members know the work in advance. Invitations are sent out to our singers lists in early Autumn to start compiling the choir for this prestigious annual event - so do please get in touch if you would like to take part in the next one!
Most importantly, we are a big family who enjoy singing - so the main ingredient is that you are friendly, and willing to work hard and have lots of fun making music together!
How to join
All members of choirs who have performed in the Brandenburg Choral Festival are very welcome to take part in BFC events. Please email us and ask to be added to the BFC list so we can keep you informed.
How to book
Able to draw on a massive list of choirs and vocal ensembles, the BFC is supremely flexible, in both size and musical repertoire. If you are looking for a large choir for performance or recording projects, please contact Bob Porter, the Brandenburg Artistic Director.