The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert on 5th November proved to be an excellent, well supported and fun evening prompting some excellent audience reaction (see below).
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 are now rehearsing for our annual carol concert on Saturday 16th December at 7.45pm at St Martin’s Church in Basildon Town Centre.
Look at our post on our quest for new voices here.
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.
Basildon Choral Society is an amateur choir with a repertoire that ranges widely from motets, masses and challenging modern choral works to spirituals, jazz numbers and arrangements of songs from favourite musicals. We have four seasonal concerts and give a variety of additional performances throughout the year at the request of churches, charities and private organisations - either with the full ensemble or the BCS Small Choir.
Our membership is widely varied in age and background.
We're an adventurous bunch and have taken concerts to Basildon's twin towns in France (Meaux) and Germany (Heiligenhaus), as well as to Barcelona, Bruges, Erlangen, Florence, Gossweinstein, Krakow, Lille, Ostend, Rome and Venice.
We also enjoy good food and have the occasional social dinner and barbecue!
Tickets for all concerts can be purchased in advance from Pam Shankland on 01268 450421 or on the door on the night.