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HIRE BFC

If you are a concert promotor planning a large-scale oratorio, have a creative project that requires a flexible and responsive professional chorus of experienced singers or are looking to try something new, fresh and inventive, we would love to hear from you.

We have a wealth of experience covering an eclectic range of music, from the full classical repertoire to contemporary scores, TV and commercial recordings, popular classics and cross-over repertoire with pop artists. From Offenbach to Alfie Boe, Elgar to Dame Edna Everage, Carmina Burana to Queen & Pete Townshend, we pride ourselves on being highly versatile, collaborative and professional.

We are experienced in meeting the demands of commercial clients and recording studios such as Abbey Road for advertising, radio or television. We frequently sing at major concert halls and pop music venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Leeds Castle. We thrive when performing new work in unusual venues. We’re happy to work semi-staged and from memory.

‘Musical
Excellence &
A spirit of fun’

Our Music Director, James Morgan, prepares the Chorus to the highest professional standards with regular rehearsals, vocal training workshops and regular re-auditions for all members. James’ extensive experience throughout the music business enables the Chorus to offer a wide range of different musical styles.

Choral arrangements can be offered if required.

To enquire about hiring the choir, please contact our General Manager, Fergus Marr: generalmanager@bfc.org.uk

530

Concerts

91

Recording sessions

653

Works

160

Conductors

52

Years

Archive

Our performance history including all of our commercial and recording engagements.

Upcoming Performances

Rutter Requiem

Rutter Requiem

Autumn 2021

Rutter Requiem

John Rutter

John Rutter holds a special place in contemporary choral music, with his often underrated ability to write well-crafted melodic, accessible – and singable- music. Of all his works, the Requiem is perhaps his most directly emotional – and very much in the tradition of the gentler French twentieth century masterpieces by Faure and Durufle.

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Autumn 2021

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular choral works ever written –  used in everything from TV adverts to horror films. This is because it’s so instantly memorable, and conjures up so many strong visual images throughout its epic, sprawling, occasionally bonkers journey, from the menace of the opening to the heart stopping beauty of the soprano solo – In Trutina. BFC has a long association with the piece, and recorded the version used so memorably in an Old Spice advert.

Choral Suite

Choral Suite

Summer 2021

Choral Suite

Duke Ellington

This performance of Ellington’s Sacred Concert is in fact a compilation taken from all three of his Sacred Concerts. He regarded these works as the most important he ever wrote. The most striking feature of the works – a patchwork of pieces with different forces and texts – is the sheer exuberance that he achieves simply by bringing jazz into church; a tonic for the soul.

Autumn 2021

Rutter Requiem

John Rutter

John Rutter holds a special place in contemporary choral music, with his often underrated ability to write well-crafted melodic, accessible – and singable- music. Of all his works, the Requiem is perhaps his most directly emotional – and very much in the tradition of the gentler French twentieth century masterpieces by Faure and Durufle.

Autumn 2021

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular choral works ever written –  used in everything from TV adverts to horror films. This is because it’s so instantly memorable, and conjures up so many strong visual images throughout its epic, sprawling, occasionally bonkers journey, from the menace of the opening to the heart stopping beauty of the soprano solo – In Trutina. BFC has a long association with the piece, and recorded the version used so memorably in an Old Spice advert.

Summer 2021

Choral Suite

Duke Ellington

This performance of Ellington’s Sacred Concert is in fact a compilation taken from all three of his Sacred Concerts. He regarded these works as the most important he ever wrote. The most striking feature of the works – a patchwork of pieces with different forces and texts – is the sheer exuberance that he achieves simply by bringing jazz into church; a tonic for the soul.

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I had the pleasure of working with James Morgan and the Brighton Festival Chorus on music for a production of THE CRITIC at Chichester Festival Theatre. As always with these jobs, everything was a bit last minute and could have been a panic-stricken shambles. But James not only got the music, arranged from “See The Conqu’ring Hero Comes”, rehearsed and recorded in record time and with pitch-perfect accuracy, but the whole chorus readily entered into the spirit of the occasion, the climax of an evening of farcical grandeur, and performed with great verve and panache. I was delighted with the results which combined both musical excellence and a spirit of fun, a combination often aimed for and hard to achieve. Thank you, James and all the members of BFC for a wonderful job

Matthew Scott, Former Head of Music, the National Theatre