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.
The Spring Series opens at the end of December and runs through to the first May Bank Holiday - for 2016 that will be 29 December to 2 May.
We are putting the finishing touches on next year's Series right now. But if you'd like an idea of what the Spring Series involves, take a look at the 2015 season - you can browse the online version of the brochure here, or have a look at the full listings on our past events page.
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.
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.
This Autumn we have four fantastic Come & Sing days planned, each designed to give every singer an opportunity to experience something a little different. Check out our Fab Four below:
The Autumn Series runs from mid-September through to late November.
The 2015 Autumn Series brochure is available at a venue near you - and even better, you can browse through all the listings - and buy tickets - right here on our website. Check the Autumn Series page for full listings.
Sign up for our free email service and hear about all the highlights during the season.
Be part of an historic event!
The 2015 Autumn Series is up and running, so our next job is to finalise the 2016 Spring Series - whew, it's all a bit exciting!
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, 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 Spring and Autumn 2014 we featured more than 100 choirs in almost 100 concerts at 14 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 2015 Autumn 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!