The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert on 5th November proved to be a wonderful, well supported and fun evening prompting some very psoitive audience reaction (see below). There followed an excellent carol concert on 16th December with a full house.
In early January we started rehearsing for two café style concerts to be held on Saturday 25th February. From the first week in March we will be rehearsing weekly for a ‘Come and Sing Messiah’ performance on Saturday 8th April. If you wish to join us just for this you will be most welcome, on the Wednesday nights and/or at the workshop on the day. Registration (£15) is at 10.30am at our usual rehearsal venue followed by a rehearsal at the concert venue, St Martin’s Church at 3.00pm with the concert starting at 7.45pm. For more details see poster 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 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.