Bury Choral Society

Concert Reviews

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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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Dvorak and Elgar

An imaginative pairing of relatively unknown works by Dvorak and Elgar was performed by Bury Choral Society in the final concert of their current season. The main work was Dvorak’s Mass in D. It was performed in the original version with organ accompaniment and Ronal...

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A French Affair

Bury Choral Society’s concert at St Peter’s Church was a French affair with Mozart’s jewel ‘Ave verum corpus’ as a bonne-bouche. Two of Gabriel Faure’s best loved choral works provided the main course whilst Franck and Gounod added variety. The evening opened with the...

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Messiah

If one is the newly-appointed musical director of a choral society, what better way to begin one's career than with a performance of Messiah at the beginning of Advent in the local parish church? Sinead Hayes did just that and made an immediate mark. She must be a...

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A Summer Concert of Organ Music and Song

A Summer Concert of Organ Music and Song in Bury Parish Church Bury Choral Society is pleased to present this extra concert to round off the 2008-2009 season. John Edwards was Musical Director of the Society for 39 Years, retiring in May 2007. We appreciate his...

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Handel & Haydn

The Society's final concert of the season, held at Christ Church , Walmersley, was a commemoration of the 250th and 200th anniversaries of the deaths of George Frederic Handel and Joseph Haydn respectively. Although German-born, Handel became a naturalised Englishman...

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An Evening of Vespers

The title of Bury Choral Society's February concert held in Bury Parish Church was An Evening of Vespers. In fact, only one complete set of Vespers was performed together with short excerpts from two others. These were interspersed with music associated with the...

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