Bury Choral Society

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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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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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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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Next Event: The Great War: Armistice Tuesday, 6th November 2018, at Bury Parish Church, The Rock, Bury  Buy Tickets