Welcome to the Brandenburg Choral Festival
– bigger and more exciting year on year!
The 2013 Festival is over - so planning begins for 2014! But what are we about?
Between 29 December 2012 and 6 May 2013 we hosted a stunning 66 concerts, featuring more than 70 choirs and vocal ensembles. Take a look at our Festival Schedule to see the list.
We were particularly thrilled this year to welcome John Rutter as Artistic Patron.
John himself said: I am delighted to be joining Bob Porter and his team, as the first ever Artistic Patron of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. At a time when more and more people are discovering the joy of singing in choirs, it is heartening to see such a splendidly varied festival of choral music thriving right at the heart of London.
And what variety we have seen!
The Brandenburg Choral Festival is firmly centred around St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where we presented eleven major concerts, candlelit late-night concerts, and the jazz series in the Crypt.
During the four months we also visited several 'satellite' venues - check out the Venue Details page for details of where we visited.
We featured gospel choirs, jazz ensembles, male voice, choral societies and chamber choirs, schools, students and some a little older...
All singing as wide a variety of music as there is - a cappella and accompanied, from classical to pop and everything in between - as well as featuring some of the most famous and best-loved choral works, from Haydn Creation and Mozart Requiem to Barber Agnus Dei and Tallis Spem in alium. The list is almost endless.
This year also saw the birth of the Festival Fringe Club. If you didn't get to a Club Night, believe me you missed a treat!
But fear not, the Fringe Club will reopen its doors soon - keep checking the website for details.
You can also join our free mailing list to be kept up-to-date with all Brandenburg events - including some ticket offers. Just send an email to email@example.com asking to join and we'll sign you up.
Bob Porter - Artistic Director
If you are interested in finding out more about the Festival, or performing in 2014 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see Bob's video introduction to the 2013 Festival!