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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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Cecilia McDowall

A guest of honour in Burford

We were privileged to have in the audience for our summer concert Cecilia McDowall, the composer of A Fancy of Folksongs, which we performed during the concert. The choir enjoyed singing these delightful and slightly quirky folksongs and hope that Cecilia enjoyed hearing them. She is pictured at the party afterwards chatting …

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Hilary Tadman-Robins

A World Premiere This Summer

The Burford Singers are delighted that our Chorus Master, Hilary Tadman-Robins, has written a special work that was performed for the first time during our concert on July 2nd. Hilary has been a mainstay of the choir for many years, and we feel honoured that she has written this especially for us. Hilary chose the …

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Spring Concert 2016

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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Paul Carr

Special guest for our Spring Concert

We are delighted that the composer of Requiem for an Angel, Paul Carr, will be attending our performance on March 20th. It is always a great honour to sing a work in the presence of the composer, and we are especially pleased that Paul’s brother Gavin will be our baritone soloist .

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Calling tenors and basses!

Are you an enthusiastic tenor or bass? Why not join us for our next season, and have the chance to sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Messiah? We also have ambitious plans for the 2017-18 season. If you are interested, visit our Join Us page for more details.

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Bob rehearsing the Burford Singers

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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