The Brandenburg Choral Festival OF LONDON
The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues.
It is London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral — and we mean everything!
Over the year we bring together choirs and vocal ensembles of different shapes and sizes, and from every musical background — classical and jazz, a cappella or accompanied, gospel, male voice, choral scholars, community choirs, and a whole lot more besides!
With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety. Find out more about them below.
Centred geographically and spiritually around St Martin-in-the-Fields, other venues include St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Temple Church, Corpus Christi Maiden Lane, Royal Courts of Justice, National Portrait Gallery, St James's Sussex Gardens and many more. Find out more about our venues here.
Booking for the Spring Series 2018 is now open! The series will run from Saturday 30 December to Monday 7 May.
You can see what an exciting season we have in store for you by viewing our calendar, or by browsing through our listings month by month:
Traditionally the opening concert of the Festival is Messiah — a concert where all singers in the audience are invited to stand and join in with the Hallelujah chorus. In recent years, we have opened the Spring Series with our very own Brandenburg Festival Chorus performing — and what a fantastic performance it is!
If you would like to take part in a future Festival Chorus event, find out more about the BFC here.
The Autumn Series 2017 ran from Saturday 2 September through to Saturday 25 November.
The Series is now over, but you can still have a look at what was on offer by viewing our our clickable online brochure, or browsing through our monthly listings pages:
And don't forget that you can sign up for our free email service and hear about all the highlights during each season.
Come & Sing!
Another fantastic way of taking part in the Festival is to come along to one of our Come & Sing events.
Each season we provide a selection of events that will appeal to seasoned choral singers and newcomers to the singing scene. For our 2017 Autumn Series we hosted three fantastic Come & Sing events — Fauré's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Mozart's Requiem.
There are three Come & Sing events in our upcoming Spring Series, offering the chance to sing highlights from Vivaldi's Gloria, Tallis's Spem in alium, and Fauré's Requiem. Follow the links for more information and to book your place at these ever-popular events.
Don't forget that you can sign up to our free Friends mailing list and be among the first to hear about the new season highlights as they are announced.
In May 2016 Bob Porter sailed away on the inaugural Choral Cruise with its Come & Sing at sea — check out our review of that event here, and visit the Cruise page for details of the next cruise in 2018!
Be part of an historic event!
Our 2018 Spring Series is about to begin! But there's no time to rest — at Brandenburg HQ we are already planning Autumn 2018 as well, so if you'd like to take part, now is the time to contact us!
Want to know what it's all about? Find out more by browsing our past seasons and previous events here.
If you conduct, sing with, or support a choir that you think should be involved in a future season, then please get in touch. Just send us an email, or fill in the contact form and tell us a bit about the choir.
For budding audience members, there is plenty to choose from: during Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 we featured more than 100 choirs in almost 100 concerts at 17 different venues!
Of course there are also our fabulous Fringe Club Nights... Find out more about them on the Fringe Club page.
Want to be the first to hear about the highlights in our 2018 Spring Series? Then become a Friend and join our free mailing list service. We send regular emails to keep our Friends up-to-date with Brandenburg events and special ticket offers. Sign up to the mailing list now.
As an Ambassador, you get to see concerts for free by helping out behind the scenes. Our Ambassadors are a friendly team who meet and greet, usher, sell programmes and so on. Find out more on our Friends page.
However you would like to get involved, we look forward to hearing from you!