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‘Superb’ Messiah – now for The Kingdom

After a performance of a Come and Sing Messiah which left choir and audience delighted (see comments below), rehearsals are for Elgar’s marvellous work The Kingdom. We will be joining with other choirs at Arundel Cathedral on Sunday 31st July for a performance with a large orchestra and all proceeds going to the hospice movement.
We are a welcoming group of amateur singers with a warm friendly atmosphere and always looking for new members.  Previous experience is not necessary.
We sing a variety of great music – sacred, popular, folk and songs from the shows. Come along and give it a go – you might surprise yourself!  Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening in term time at 7.45 – 9.45 pm at Langdon Hills Methodist Church, Basildon, SS16 6EX.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jean
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:16:30

    On Saturday evening (16th April) in St Martin’s church Basildon Choral performed the ‘Messiah’ to a large and appreciative audience. What a concert! It was such a thrilling and moving experience.The orchestra and soloists were all excellent. I shall never forget it. The music is still buzzing around in my head.
    A visiting singer Jo, a soprano from Woodford Singers, just emailed me to say;

    “Just wanted to say thank you so much for an amazing Saturday with Messiah. The more I sang it the more I didn’t want the day to end.

    Your commander in chief is an inspiration, his connection to all performers was brilliant and I am sad that you’re rehearsals fall on the same day as the Woodford singers as I would love to sing with you again. That being said, I’d be grateful if you can keep in touch with any come and sing days.

    Again thank you for the hospitality and an exhilarating experience.”


  2. Jean
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 14:10:03

    After our Messiah concert, Nick of Basildon sent me the following text ;
    Congratulations on last night’s superb performance.


  3. calderman2013Colin
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 14:48:52

    The performance of The Messiah, on Saturday evening 16th April, was one of the highlights of my 20+ years singing with BCS. The soloists and the orchestra were magnificent, blending so well with our choral forces, enhanced by a number of visitors from across Essex and Sussex. Stephen brought out the best in all of us for this performance and, now that my voice has recovered, am ready to sing it again!


  4. Norman Tigwell
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 08:02:40

    Yet another terrific concert and thanks to all the “Come and Singers” who joined with us – I hope you, too, enjoyed the experience! My favourite is “The Trumpet Shall Sound” which was magnificent closely followed by the standing ovation after the Hallelujah Chorus but the whole concert was great.


  5. nicesteve
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 08:27:07

    Some more audience feedback I have received:
    Stunning! – Linda W
    Marvellous! Now we are planning to go down to Arundel to hear The Kingdom – Anne S
    Amazing concert! As good as I expected, no better!! – John P
    Wonderful evening! – Daphne C
    Amazing – friend of David and Jenny


  6. victor tassell
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 16:04:45

    Sorry I could not be there for concert as
    I enjoy the music. I am pleased with the response and look forward to joining you all soon.


  7. Esme Joyce
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 16:05:19

    What a fantastic evening yesterday. It really was absolutely super. I would even go so far as to say that it was the best rendition of The Messiah that I have heard. Peter Ch.


  8. Esme Joyce Harris
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 16:09:22

    That was wonderful last night! I enjoyed it so much, Well done to everyone.
    Maureen R.


  9. Claire Coxhead
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 13:49:23

    Claire and Bryan Coxhead

    Saturday’s Messiah was certainly one of the best concerts we have ever done, and we have been members of B.C.S. for 28 years!

    We were joined for the Saturday “Come and Sing” experience by a cousin, and a sister and her partner. All have asked us to convey their appreciation for a well organised event which culminated in a memorable and inspiring performance of this great work. It was also enjoyed immensely by other family members who came to hear it.


  10. Olivia Burren
    Apr 23, 2016 @ 14:39:36

    It was a wonderful experience to sing Messiah with you – thanks for offering us the opportunity to join you for the day, and making us so welcome. You are very lucky to have such an inspiring director in Stephen Hope, who made the day fun as well as producing an impressive final performance.


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