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Recent Events

Details of our more recent performances are listed below. Look at Past Performances for a register of all events since 1966!

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Handel, by Balthasar Denner (reproduced with permission from the National Portrait Gallery)

Handel’s Messiah: Sunday 9th April 2017

Soprano: Robyn Allegra Parton Mezzo-Soprano: Angharad Lyddon Tenor: James Oxley Bass: Jon Stainsby Conductor: Brian Kay in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (Leader: Kate Bailey) Tickets: £23 and £19 (reserved), £15 and £10 (unreserved). Students and children half-price. Newsflash, 25th February: ALL reserved tickets have been sold, and …

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Mendelssohn’s Elijah: Sunday 20th November 2016

Soprano: Mary Bevan Mezzo-Soprano: Marta Fontanals-Simmons Tenor: Thomas Elwin Bass: Ashley Riches The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Conducted by Brian Kay in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford at 7.30 p.m. The Burford Singers will be performing Mendelssohn’s ever-popular oratorio for the first time since 2002. Elijah dramatically depicts scenes from …

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Craig Ogden

Summer Concert 2016: Saturday 2nd July

Saturday 2nd July 2016, at 7.30 p.m. in Burford School Bach: Singet dem Herrn (BWV 225) Cecilia McDowall: A Fancy of Folksongs George Martin: The Mission Chorales Bob Chilcott: Dances of Time Conductor: Brian Kay Guest soloist: Craig Ogden (guitar) Pianist: Robin Baggs A delightful programme for a summer’s evening, featuring Craig Ogden playing …

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Spring Concert 2016: Sunday 20th March

Paul Carr: Requiem for an Angel Schubert: Mass in G (D167) The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Soprano: Robyn Allegra Parton Baritone: Gavin Carr Conducted by Brian Kay 7.30 p.m. at the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford Our Spring programme brings together a youthful Schubert Mass – completed in only one …

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Israel in Egypt: Sunday 22nd November 2015

Handel: Israel in Egypt : Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford Canzona  (leader: Theresa Caudle) Soprano: Sarah Power Counter-tenor: James Neville Tenor: Daniel Auchincloss Conductor: Brian Kay   Handel’s mighty oratorio Israel in Egypt has long remained second only to Messiah in popularity, setting words from …

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Burford Church

The Burford Singers at the Burford Festival : Sunday 14th June 2015

The Burford Singers at the Burford Festival, with the Cotswold Youth Choir Karl Jenkins: Gloria Bob Chilcott: Little Jazz Mass John Rutter: Feel the Spirit Soloist: Melanie Marshall, mezzo soprano Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Conductors: Brian Kay and Adam Treadaway 7.30 p.m. in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford You …

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Spring Concert: Saturday 28th March 2015

Bob Chilcott: Requiem Haydn: Spring (from The Seasons) Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Laurie Ashworth (soprano) Thomas Elwin (tenor) Jon Stainsby (bass) Michael Bochmann (violin) Conductor: Bob Chilcott During Brian’s sabbatical break we are delighted and honoured that Bob Chilcott has agreed to conduct our Spring concert, including …

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Mozart and Lauridsen, 23rd November 2014

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Emily Vine: Soprano Angharad Lyddon: Mezzo soprano Gareth Treseder: Tenor Frederick Long; Bass Conductor: Brian Kay  

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Alf Dipple at the Somme 1917

Choral Workshop: Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man

  Saturday 20th September, 2014  in Burford School. Brian Kay  prepared us for a barn-storming performance of this modern classic. Choral singers from all over the country came and, by all accounts, had a wonderful day. Anne Braley was our soloist in performance, and Julian Elloway accompanied the rehearsal and the performance.  

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Gilbert & Sullivan Gala

Gilbert & Sullivan Gala Concert

Conductor: Brian Kay Soloists: Simon Butteriss Daisy Brown – soprano Katie Slater – mezzo Nicholas Scott – tenor Leon Berger – bass Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) An evening of irresistible ‘shreds and patches’ from many of the much-loved Savoy operas, including The Gondoliers, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, …

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J S Bach: St Matthew Passion

Good Friday 2014  A memorably moving performance of Bach’s landmark work, with soloistsNick Pritchard (Evangelist),Freddie Long (Christus), Robyn Allegra Parton (soprano), Diana Moore (mezzo soprano), Thomas Elwin (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass); together with Canzona and the Cotswold Youth Choir.          

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The Burford Singers' performance of Dido and Aeneas, 8th December 1996

Our Past Performances

    Date Venue Programme Concerts conducted by Brian Kay 09/04/2017 Burford PC Handel’s Messiah, with the CCO and soloists Robyn Allegra Parton (soprano), Angharad Lyddon (mezzo), James Oxley (tenor), Jon Stainsby (bass) 20/11/2016 Burford PC Mendelssohn’s Elijah, with the CCO and soloists Mary Bevan (soprano), Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo), Thomas Elwin (tenor) and Ashley Riches …

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