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Elizabeth Juckes: a tribute

It was with great sadness that we learned of Elizabeth’s sudden death at the beginning of December. Elizabeth was a staunch, loyal and energetic member of the Burford Singers for over thirty years, and could be relied on to help out in any way necessary. When the Burford Singers took on their current …

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Future plans

As the ground underneath the business of making music shifts constantly, our Committee keeps the situation under constant review. Currently (January 2021) it seems that the most realistic prospect is a summer concert . We will announce further details later in the year.

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What next for the Burford Singers?

After the heart-breaking necessity of cancelling the Spring and Summer Concerts for 2020, our Committee has been working hard to create a way forward for the choir over the next 12 months. Plans are still in a state of flux, but our loyal audience can rest assured that there will be choral music again in …

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The early days of the Burford Singers

Janet Jeffs recently reminisced about the Burford Singers 40 years ago: July 1979 was a busy month for the Burford Singers, and the sun shone throughout. In July 1979 the Burford Singers sang on BBC television. It wasn’t exactly peak viewing hours, but we were invited to reinforce the Burford Church congregation for two episodes …

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Joyce Lang, 1922 – 2019

We are sad to report that Joyce Lang, former conductor of the Burford Singers, sadly died in April, just a few weeks after her 97th birthday. Joyce conducted the Burford Singers when it was still a small group of about 16 voices. She always maintained a high standard, and introduced us to a wider variety of …

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Britten’s War Requiem 2018

We are delighted to announce that the soloists for this ambitious project will be the distinguished tenor James Gilchrist, soprano Linda Richardson, who was a principal at ENO from 1997 to 2005, and baritone Quentin Hayes, who has sung with us in Burford on many occasions, including our last performance of The Dream …

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Paul Carr in conversation with Brian Kay

Before our performance of Requiem for an Angel, Brian Kay talked to Paul Carr about its genesis. This is an edited version of that conversation. Brian: Our distinguished president, Bob Chilcott, says that every composer has a Requiem in him, and that something has to act as a spur to composition. What …

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Our new President

The Burford Singers are proud and honoured to announce that Bob Chilcott has agreed to become our new President, in succession to his late father-in-law, Sir Philip Ledger. Bob is a major contributor to British choral music as a composer, singer and conductor, and he continues to enthuse new generations of amateur singers, He is …

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