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 2019 ran from Saturday 29 December to Monday 6 May. The Series is now over but you can see what an exciting series it was by browsing the full listings in our online clickable brochure (click on the cover below), or month by month on the pages below:
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 2019 is currently being finalised. Check back here regularly for full listings — or be amongst the first to know by signing up to our free Friends’ mailing list. In the meantime you can get a taste of what an exciting season it was in 2018 by viewing our clickable online brochure, or by browsing through our listings month by month:
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 2019 Spring Series we are hosting two fantastic Come & Sing events — Mozart’s Requiem and Tallis’s Spem in alium.
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.
Be part of an historic event!
At Brandenburg HQ we are already planning the next amazing Festival Series, 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 2017 and Spring 2018 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 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!