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Anton Mauve ~ Sheep watering by a River

Saturday 06th May 2017 at  
7.30 pm

 Bridgwater Baptist Church

Bliss: Pastoral

Britten: St Nicolas

Holst: Two Psalms


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Tenor ~ Dominick Felix






Bridgwater Choral Society with Conductor Iain Cooper invite you to Come & Sing Fauré's Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine on Saturday 18th February 2017

This year we are delighted to be holding the event at
Salvation Army Hall, 
Moorland Road
Bridgwater
TA6 4JS

If you have been considering joining the Choral Society, this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!   We are always looking for new singers, and offer plenty of support and encouragement to get you started.

Entry is £12.00 to include hire of music, with plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits!
Please bring a packed lunch.

Places are limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.



 



 


Saturday 10th December 2016 at  
7.30 pm

St. Andrew's Church, Stogursey


Beethoven:

Prometheus Overture

Mass in C
&
Choral Fantasia


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Piano ~ Raya Kostova

Soprano ~ Kathryn Skipp
Alto ~ Fiona McKay
Tenor ~ David Woodward
Bass ~ Thomas Humphries

Tickets: £10.00 unreserved, accompanied under 16s free
Available from Stogursey Post Office






Caspar David Friedrich ~ Wanderer above the Mist




Saturday 07th May 2016

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater


Mozart: Requiem
Haydn: Nelson Mass


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Soprano ~ Mary Morgan
Alto ~ Anne Braley
Tenor ~ Guy Withers
Bass ~ Edmund Saddington


Tickets: £12 reserved (£10 for Friends)
£8 unreserved, accompanied under 16s free














Join us for our ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.

This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to sing Handel's: Coronation Anthems
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper.

If you have been considering joining the Society
this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

We are always looking for new singers,and offer plenty of support and encouragement to get you started

Entry is £12.00 to include hire of music, with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits!

Please bring your own packed lunch.

For further information and tickets please telephone Sue Brownlie: 01278 722344

or email: secretary@bridgwaterchoral.org







A Family Concert of

Carols and Christmas Music

Saturday 05th December 2015 at 7.30 pm

St. Mary’s Church, Bridgwater

with the choir of St Mary’s Primary School
and the Wallscourt Brass Quintet

 Conductor - Iain Cooper 
Organ ~ John Bodiley
 

Tickets: £5.00
 accompanied under 16s free.







Saturday 28th November 2015

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater


Handel: Messiah


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Soprano ~ Alexandra Kidgell
Alto ~ Ben Sawyer
Tenor ~ Dominick Felix
Bass ~ Thomas Humphreys


Unfortunately Soprano Alexandra Kidgell was unable to join us

We are extremely grateful to Kathryn Skipp for taking her place at short notice








Saturday 09th May 2015

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater


J S Bach: St Matthew Passion


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Jesus ~ Louis Hurst
Evangelist ~ Bo Wang 
Soprano ~   
Charlotte Newstead 
Alto ~ Fiona Mackay
Bass ~ Stephen Whitford

Continuo ~ John Bodiley
Cello ~ Jane Francis


   









Image courtesy of C M Friese


Saturday 06th December 2014

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater



Edward Elgar: Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands

John Rutter: Feel the Spirit
and
Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper

Piano ~  John Bodiley

Harp ~ Sally Jenkins

Soprano ~ Mary Morgan

Contralto ~ Gaye Boggon





 



Saturday 10th May 2014

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater

Haydn: 
 
Creation 
 
Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~   
Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Soprano ~ Charlotte Newstead
Tenor ~ Daniel Joy 
Bass ~  
Szymon Wach





Come and Sing Day


Saturday 01st March 2014, 10.00am to 4.00pm

St George's Church, Wembdon, Bridgwater,TA6 7RR


Join Bridgwater Choral Society for their ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.

This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to sing choruses from Handel's: Israel in Egypt
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper.

If you have been considering joining the Society this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

We are always looking for new singers,and offer plenty of support and encouragement to get you started

Entry is £12.00 to include hire of music, with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits!

Please bring your own packed lunch.

For further information and tickets please telephone Graham : 07878 579114/01278 458989

or email: grahambox282@btinternet.com




Saturday 07th December 2013

7.30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater

In Tune with Heaven

English Church Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Including music by
Elgar, Stanford, Parry, Bairstow, Britten, Stainer, Wesley, Vaughan Williams and Holst


Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Organist ~  John Bodiley



 
Saturday 11th May 2013

7.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Bridgwater

Bach - 
Mass in B Minor 
 
Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ 
Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Soprano ~ Eleanor Ross
Soprano ~ Mary Morgan
Alto ~ Fiona McKay
Tenor ~ Paul Smy 
Bass ~ Joseph Padfield
 
 Unfortunately, due to illness Joseph Padfield was unable to sing tonight, we are extremely grateful to Szymon Wach for taking his place.

 


Come and Sing Day


Saturday 09th March 2013, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Wembdon Parish Centre, Wembdon, Bridgwater,TA6 7RR


Join Bridgwater Choral Society for their ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.
This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to sing choruses from Haydn's The Creation ‘from scratch’
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper. Accompaniment will be provided by Ray Willis.

If you have been considering joining the Society this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

We are always looking for new singers,and offer plenty of support and encouragement to get you started

Entry is £12.00 to include hire of music, with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits!

Please bring your own packed lunch.

For further information and tickets please telephone Sally Wallington: 01278 68450




Saturday 08th December 2012
 
7.30 pm
 
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater

Handel - Messiah
 
Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ 
Brigid Kirkland-Wilson

Soprano ~ Jean McElroy
Countertenor ~ Jeremy Kenyon
Tenor ~ Richard Rowntree
Bass ~ Philip Tebb

Price: £12 reserved (£10 for Friends),
£8 unreserved, accompanied under 16s free.

 


Saturday 12th May 2012

7.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Bridgwater

Carl Orff ~ Carmina Burana
Lambert ~ Rio Grande
Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Pianos ~ Andrew Hansford & Frances Webb
with percussion ensemble
Soprano ~ Charlotte Newstead
Alto ~ Fran Marshfield
Tenor ~ Paul Smy
Bass ~ Julian Rippon

Tickets £11, £8.50 reserved, £6 unreserved ( Accompanied under 16s free)

Available two weeks in advance from Bridgwater Book Shop tel 01278 457565 or on the door on the evening of the concert

Concert sponsored by
EDF Energy Logo
 
 

 

Come and Sing Day


Saturday 10th March 2012, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Wembdon Parish Centre, Wembdon, Bridgwater TA6 7RR


Join Bridgwater Choral Society for their ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.
This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to tackle some favourite Gilbert & Sullivan choruses ‘from scratch’
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper. Accompaniment will be provided by Ray Willis.

If you have been considering joining the Society this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

We are always looking for new singers,and offer plenty of support and encouragement to get you started

Entry is 10 to include hire of music, with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits!

 



Wednesday 07th December 2011
 
7.30 pm
 
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
 
 
Puccini ~ Messa di Gloria
 
Brahms ~ Alto Rhapsody
 
Faure ~ Pavanne
 
Holst ~ Ode to Death
 
Conductor ~ Iain Cooper
Orchestra led by ~ Brigid Kirkland-Wilson
 
Mezzo-Soprano ~ Helen Sherman
Tenor ~ Peter Wilman
Bass/Baritone ~ Julian Rippon
 
 


Saturday 07th May 2011 
 
7.30 pm
 
 St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
 
Joint concert with Cleeve Chorale of Cheltenham
 
Mendelssohn - Elijah
 
Conductor - Iain Cooper
 
Orchestra led by Sarah Drury

Accompanist - Ray Willis
 
 
Soprano - Nicola Wydenbach
 
Alto - Penelope Davies
 
Tenor - Richard Rowntree
 
Baritone - Phillip Tebb

 



Come and Sing Day


Saturday 12th  March 2011, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Wembdon Parish Centre, Wembdon, Bridgwater TA6 7RR


Join Bridgwater Choral Society for their ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.
 
This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to tackle Carl Orff's Carmina Burana ‘from scratch’
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper. Accompaniment will be provided by Ray Willis.

If you have been considering joining the Society this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

 Entry is £10 to include hire of music, tea/coffee and biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.



  Review
  
Saturday 04th December 2010
 
7.30 pm
 
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
 
Handel - Messiah 
 
 
Conductor - Iain Cooper
 
Orchestra led by Carol Paige
 
Harpsichord Continuo - John Bodiley
 
 
 
Soprano - Mary Morgan

Counter Tenor - Jeremy Burrows
 

 and


from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Tenor - Alberto Sousa


Bass - Ashley Riches

 



Wednesday 12th May 2010
 
7.30pm
 
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
 
Haydn - Missa in Tempore Belli (Paukenmesse)
 
Mozart - Regina Coeli
 
Schubert - Tantum Ergo
 
 Intende Voci
 
 
Conductor - Iain Cooper
 
Orchestra led by Brigid Kirkland-Wilson
 
Accompanist - Ray Willis
 
 
Soprano - Eleanor Briggs -  2009 Winner of the Alfreda Hodgson Bursary of Making Music
 
Alto - Pamela Rudge
 
Tenor - Richard Rowntree
 
Bass - Brian Pursey
 


 

Come and Sing Day


Saturday 27 February 2010, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Wembdon Parish Centre, Wembdon, Bridgwater TA6 7RR


Join Bridgwater Choral Society for their ever-popular annual Come and Sing day.
 
This fun, informal day will give participants the chance to tackle choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah ‘from scratch’
under the expert leadership of conductor Iain Cooper. Accompaniment will be provided by Ray Willis.

If you have been considering joining the Society this might be just the occasion you are looking for to spend time with us before taking the plunge!

Places are limited so be sure to book early. Tel 01278 651208. Entry is £10 to include hire of music, tea/coffee and biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch. 




Wednesday 02nd December 2009 

7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater
 
 
Handel
 
Alexander's Feast
 
 
Conductor - Iain Cooper
 
Orchestra led by Brigid Kirkland-Wilson
 
Organ - Ray Willis
 
Soprano - Mary Morgan
 
Tenor - Peter Wilman
 
Bass - David Mills




Saturday 09th May 2009 

7.30pm

St Mary’s Church - Bridgwater

Joint concert with Cleeve Chorale of Cheltenham

MOZART
SOLEMN VESPERS DI CONFESSORE
and

MASS in C MINOR

Orchestra led by Carol Bennett

Soprano – Mary Morgan

Soprano – Jean McElroy

Alto – Karen Longmate

Tenor - James Atherton

Bass – David Mills

Conductor - Iain Cooper

 


Saturday 25th April 2009 

7.30pm

Cleeve School Hall - Bishop's Cleeve

Joint concert with Cleeve Chorale of Cheltenham

MOZART
SOLEMN VESPERS DI CONFESSORE

and

MASS in C MINOR

Orchestra led by Claire Piper

Soprano – Mary Morgan

Soprano – Jean McElroy

Alto – Karen Longmate

Tenor - Peter Wilman

Bass – David Mills

Conductor - Iain Cooper



 

Saturday 28th February 2009
 
Singing Day:  Your chance to sing through popular opera choruses.
 
Please join us at St George's Church, Wembdon, Bridgwater from 10.00am - 4.30 pm
Refreshments will be provided, please bring your own packed lunch.
Fee:  £10.00 to include hire of music.
Contact Hon. Sec. Jenny Patten for further details.
Tel. 01278 456645