Welcome to Bude Choral Society
We perform a wide variety of
high-quality choral works in the local area and we aim to make a valuable
contribution to the life of our local community. We hope that you will be able
to participate in our music-making, either as a singer, audience member, Friend
New members, young and older, in all voice parts, are very welcome
to join us.
We sing on Wednesday evenings at
Stratton Primary School (EX23 9AP) from 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Rehearsals start again on 9th September for this term’s work, J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, which will be performed on Saturday 5th December 2015 in St Michael’s Church, Bude. This season will also include a concert of music by Schubert, Brahms and Mendelssohn on 9th April 2016, and two performances of Verdi’s Requiem with North Devon and South Devon Choral Societies on 2nd-3rd July 2016. Singers from all voice parts are welcome to join us.
Our last concert was “ALL AT SEA” FOR CHARITY
'All at Sea' was performed to a sell out audience on Saturday 18th April 2015, when Bude Choral
Society was joined by Bude-based shanty group the Bencoolen Wreckers in a light-hearted
evening of musical entertainment to raise funds for two
local charities – the Friends of Bude Sea Pool and the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
The Parkhouse Centre in Bude echoed to the sounds of music themed around the sea, including settings of poems by
Longfellow and John Masefield, shanties and sea songs, and the ever-popular
“Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo” with words by Michael Flanders. Keyboard,
string bass and percussion added an exciting extra dimension to the singing,
and local musicians John Hobbs, David Robinson and Julian Rippon contributed their expertise and humour to the entertainment.
Bude Choral Society’s
previous joint venture with the Bencoolen Wreckers in 2013 raised £1,000 through
ticket sales and a retiring collection for FoBSP and the League of Friends of
'All at Sea' was a sellout and and once again we were able to donate £500 each to FoBSP and Cornwall Air Ambulance.
To read the reviews of previous concerts, please click on the posters below