Bury Choral Society

Concert Reviews

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Carmina Burana

It is always a good feeling to be at a concert of Bury Choral Society. The concert in May was no exception. It commenced by students of the Royal Northern College of Music performing Old Hungarian Dances from the 17th century, for wind quintet, by Ferenc Farkas.  As...

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March Concert

On Tuesday, March 3rd, Bury Choral Society presented “Spring Celebration” a concert of mainly German and German-inspired items from Schubert, Brahms and Elgar. As their cheerful Spanish conductor Juan Ortuňo said, it would probably be spring in his homeland even if...

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It Begins: The Great War

The evening of Armistice Day was marked by Bury Choral Society with a moving and thoughtful programme performed in Bury Parish Church. The first half was a medley of readings, poetry and music themed around the start and early days of the Great War. The two readers,...

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Fauré & Duruflé Requiem

On 17th May I was privileged to see and hear the Bury Choral Society concert at Stand Church. Having heard the Fauré and Duruflé requiems only days before at Manchester Cathedral, I must admit that I would have preferred a different programme, as I was going to hear...

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Opera

Views on opera divide into polar opposites. Some consider it the highest musical art form, others that an opera is four good tunes set in two-and-a-half hours of tedium. If you take the latter view, Bury Choral Society’s “A Night at the Opera” at The Met, Bury on 15...

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Handel’s Messiah

Report of Bury Choral Society’s performance of Handel’s Messiah Bury Parish Church, Tuesday 19 November 2013 for ‘Bury Times’ Bury Choral Society love singing Handel, and Handel seems to love them back! Their Messiah under the inspiring leadership of the gifted and...

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Our 175th Anniversary Concert

The 175th Anniversary Concert was a performance to celebrate the achievements of Bury Choral Society over so many years, and it certainly did. It was also a sad evening because this was the last concert that the Music Director Sinead Hayes would be the Conductor.  She...

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May Concert 2012

STAND Parish Church provided the setting for the final concert of Bury Choral Society’s season, an evening with an accessible programme of well-­‐known works. Mozart’s Misericordias Domini, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Creation Mass and lastly, but by no means least,...

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A Night at the Opera

A capacity audience was treated to a most refreshing and entertaining evening at the Met on Saturday 11 February. The programme, billed as A Night at the Opera, included items for Soprano and Tenor soloists in addition to a very demanding contribution from the choir,...

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May Concert

Bury Choral Society’s final concert of the season in All Saints Church, Stand, was an enticing mix of rarely heard Vivaldi and Donizetti coupled with the almost totemic Mozart’s requiem. Under the inspiring and encouraging direction of Sinead Hayes, the society has...

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Winter Concert

VIRTUALLY every seat in St Peter’s Church was taken for Bury Choral Society’s winter concert on February 20. This year’s winter aliments seem not to have depleted the choir as much as in other years, perhaps the unseasonal mildness being responsible and the chorus...

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Brahms Evening

A respectably numbered audience braved wintry weather to attend Bury Choral society’s first concert of the season at the Bury Grammar School Boys on the first Saturday of December. The society had joined forces for the evening with the Bury Camerata, a sizeable...

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Next Event: Of Kings and Queens, music by Purcell, Mozart and Cherubini, Saturday 16th March 2019, at Bury Parish Church, The Rock, Bury. BL9 0AH  Buy Tickets