The Brandenburg Choral Festival
The Brandenburg Choral Festival 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 - the Brandenburg Choral Festival presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.
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 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.
The brochure for our 2015 Spring Series is out now - find it in your local library or one of our venues - or you can browse the online version of the brochure here.
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. For the 2014 Spring Series we used our very own Brandenburg Festival Chorus to perform Messiah - a new tradition we will be continuing this year!
If you would like to take part in a future Chorus event, find out more about the BFC here.
The Autumn Series runs from mid-September through to November.
Our 2014 Autumn Series brochure opened on Thursday 11 September with three events at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and closed at the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday 11 November with a superb performance of Mozart Requiem.
We will start planning the 2015 Autumn Series in due course - but for now you can browse through the 2014 concert listings on our past events page.
Be part of an historic event!
The 2015 Spring Series brochure has hit the streets, and our next job will be to start planning the 2015 Autumn Series!
Want to know what it's all about? Find out more by browsing our past seasons and browse listings of the 2014 season 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 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!
Apparently the top 5 carols of ALL TIME are: Joy to the World Silent Night, O Holy Night, The First Noel and Hark the Herald. Do you agree?!