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Sun 21 Oct at 18:00

The Red Maids' School, Performing Arts Centre, Bristol

City of Bristol Choir - Autumn Serenade
Britten, Gloriana, Op.53: Choral Dances
McDowall, On Angel's Wing
Chilcott, Like a singing bird
Dove, The Passing of the Year, song cycle
Copland, The Promise of Living
Knowles, Poetry Serenade
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Youth Choir
David Ogden, Conductor
Emily Vine, Soprano
Jeremy Little, Percussion
Richard Johnson, Piano
Kate Woodman, Piano
Oct 25, 27

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

La traviata
Verdi, La traviata
James Southall, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Tanya McCallin, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Linda Richardson, Violetta Valéry
Anush Hovhannisyan, Violetta Valéry
Kang Wang, Alfredo Germont
Roland Wood, Giorgio Germont
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Flora Bervoix
Howard Kirk, Gastone de Letorières
Sian Meinir, Annina
Philip Lloyd-Evans, Marquis d'Obigny
Martin Lloyd, Dr Grenvil
Simon Crosby Buttle, Giuseppe
Laurence Cole, Flora's servant
Sarah Crisp, Revival Director
Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer
Andrew George, Choreography
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 26 Oct at 19:15

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

La Cenerentola
Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Joan Font, Director
Joan Guillén, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Matteo Macchioni, Don Ramiro
Giorgio Caoduro, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Fabio Capitanucci, Don Magnifico
Aoife Miskelly, Clorinda
Heather Lowe, Tisbe
Tara Erraught, Angelina (Cinderella)
Wojtek Gierlach, Alidoro
Xevi Dorca, Choreography, Revival Director
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Sat 27 Oct at 19:30

Bristol Cathedral, Bristol

© Bristol Choral Society
Farewell to Arms
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Finzi, Farewell to Arms (16th C poems arranged for Tenor)
Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music
Howells, Elegy for viola, string quartet and strings orchestra (In memory of friend lost in War)
Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem (Grant us Peace)
Bristol Choral Society
Westminster Chamber Orchestra
Sat 27 Oct at 19:45

St George's Bristol, Bristol

A Celebration of Life
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K364 (K320d)
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
Andrew Shulman, Conductor
Tereza Stanislav, Violin
Robert Brophy, Viola
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Exultate Singers
Wed 31 Oct at 20:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Mahan Esfahani – Harpsichord Recital
Bach, 4 Duets, BWV802-805
Lynch, Admiring Yoro Waterfall
Bryars, After Handel's "Vesper"
Alexander, Improvisation on a Persian Folksong
Bach, Partita no. 2 in C minor, BWV826
Bach, Partita in B minor, (Overture in the French Style), BWV831
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord
Sat 3 Nov at 11:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

The Jupiter Project
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K467
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, "Jupiter”, K551
Caroline Balding, Violin
Katy Bircher, Flute
Richard Tunnicliffe, Cello
David Owen Norris, Piano
Sat 3 Nov at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Henleaze Concert Society: Viva Vivaldi
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484
Vivaldi, Flute Concerto in D major, Op.10 no. 3, RV 428 "Il gardellino” (The Goldfinch)
Vivaldi, Concerto for oboe and violin in B flat major, RV548
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV 531
Vivaldi, L'estro armonico: Concerto for violin and strings in A minor, Op.3 no. 6, RV 356
Leonarda, Sonata for Two Violins Op.16 No.1
Bristol Ensemble
Sun 4 Nov at 11:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Carnival of the Animals & Swan Lake
Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: excerpts
Luke Jones & Imy Luc, Piano Duo
Sun 4 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Rêverie – The life and loves of Claude Debussy
Lucy Parham, Piano
Simon Russell Beale, Spoken word
Wed 7 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Paul Lewis – Haydn, Beethoven & Brahms III
Brahms, Seven Fantasies for Piano, Op.116
Haydn, Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob XVI:20
Beethoven, Seven Bagatelles for piano, Op.33
Haydn, Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Paul Lewis, Piano
Fri 9 Nov at 19:30

The Red Maids' School, Performing Arts Centre, Bristol

The Battle of the Ancre
Rossi, The Battle of the Somme
Bristol Ensemble
William Goodchild, Conductor
Fri 9 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Brodsky Quartet – In Time of War
Tanaka, At the Grave of Beethoven
Schulhoff, String Quartet no. 1
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor "Malinconia", Op.110
Brubeck, Regret
Crumb, Black Angels
Brodsky Quartet
Sat 10 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Eternal Light
Goodall, Eternal Light: A Requiem
Bridge, Suite for String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams, 5 Mystical Songs
Bath Camerata
Bristol Ensemble
Benjamin Goodson, Conductor
Robyn Allegra Parton, Soprano
Gareth Brynmor John, Baritone
Sun 18 Nov at 18:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Glories of Byzantium
Kassia, Byzantine Chant
Tavener, Song for Athene
Tavener, Eonia
Bicât, Nick, Requiem
Young, Greek Love Songs
Carlile, Between Sea and Sky
Exultate Singers
Gareth Treseder, Tenor
Catherine Black, Violin
David Ogden, Conductor
Wed 21 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

La Serenissima – The Godfather
Telemann, Concerto in D major for three trumpets, strings and continuo
Pisendel, concerto movement for 2 oboes in E flat
Brescianello, concerto for violin and bassoon in B flat
Bach, Violin Concerto, BWV1045
Pisendel, Concerto movement for violin in A minor
Vivaldi, Concerto for strings in A major, RV 158
Fasch, Concerto in for 2 flutes in D major, FWD L D:9
La Serenissima
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Bristol Chamber Orchestra with Soloist Jason Anderson
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op.26
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K491
Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich mein Gott
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Jason Anderson, Piano
Bristol Chamber Orchestra
Tim Harrison, Conductor
Sat 24 Nov at 20:00

Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

A night at the Opera
Bizet, Carmen: Prelude Act 1
Verdi, La traviata: Prelude to Act 1
Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Chor der Spinnerinnen
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Tornami a dir che m'ami
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Voi che sapete
Verdi, La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
Borodin, Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Verdi, Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore
Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Beethoven, Fidelio, Op.72: O welche Lust
Verdi, Nabucco: Va Pensiero, chorus of the Hebrew slaves
Bizet, Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient
Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Dido's Lament "When I am laid in earth"
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Bizet, Carmen: Les voici! voici la quadrille des Toreros!
Bristol Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Evans, Soprano
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin, Mezzo-soprano
William Wallace, Tenor
Edward Jowle, Baritone
Wilde, Peter, Narrator
William Goodchild, Conductor
Cottam, Aimée, Leader
City of Bristol Choir
Sun 25 Nov at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Chineke! Ensemble
Chevalier de Saint-George, String Quartet no. 3 in G minor
Haydn, Divertimento in C, Adagio and Variations
Wallen, New work
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Beethoven, Septet in E flat major, Op.20
Chineke! Ensemble
Nov 27, 28, 29 mat, eve, 30, Dec 01 mat, eve

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Swan Lake
Swan Lake (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Derek Deane)
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

Victoria Rooms, Bristol

Unmistakable Voices
Unmistakable Voices
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Stravinsky, Pulcinella Suite
Walton, Cello Concerto, Op.68
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
Sat 1 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Mahler & Mendelssohn
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Overture
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Eloisa-Fleur Thom, Violin
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Stefan Hofkes, Conductor
Fri 7 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Chiaroscuro Quartet & Kristian Bezuidenhout
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1
Mozart, Piano Sonata in C minor, K457
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 12 in A, K414 (K385p)
Chiaroscuro Quartet
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Dec 12, 15

St James' Priory, Bristol

Carols by Candlelight
Exultate Singers
David Ogden, Conductor
Wed 12 Dec at 19:45

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Choir of Royal Holloway
Bristol Ensemble
Rupert Gough, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

© Bristol Choral Society
Handel's : Messiah
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Handel, Messiah (Traditional Christmas Concert )
Bristol Choral Society
Bristol Ensemble
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

OAE Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Thu 20 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Christmas Spectacular
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
Fri 21 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Christmas Spectacular
Exultate Singers
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
Sat 22 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Festive Fiesta
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
Sun 23 Dec at 14:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Children's Christmas Carnival
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Op.67
Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle, Violin
Sun 23 Dec at 16:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Children's Christmas Carnival
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Op.67
Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle, Violin
Sun 23 Dec at 19:45

St George's Bristol, Bristol

A Baroque Christmas
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Bach, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! - Cantata, BWV51
Vivaldi, Gloria in D major, RV 589: Domine Deus
Bach, Concerto for oboe, violin and string orchestra in C minor, BWV1060R
Handel, Messiah HWV56: Rejoice Greatly O Daughter of Zion
Fflur Wyn, Soprano
Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle, Violin
Imogen Triner, Oboe
Sun 30 Dec at 19:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Aurora Orchestra & Imogen Cooper – A Viennese New Year
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K453
Mozart, Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K543
Imogen Cooper, Piano
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Sat 19 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Henleaze Concert Society: Piano Quintets
Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, "The Trout", D.667
Vaughan Williams, Piano Quintet in C minor
Bristol Ensemble
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Victoria Rooms, Bristol

Fateful Fourth
Fateful Fourth
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Mozart, Symphony no. 26 in E flat major, K184 (K161a)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K467
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Kees Bakels, Conductor
Ronald Brautigam, Piano
Sat 9 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Bristol Cathedral, Bristol

© Bristol Choral Society
Victory & Remembrance
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Handel, Te Deum in D major , "Dettingen", HWV 283 (Victorious choruses & trumpets)
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626 (One of Mozart’s best known works)
Bristol Choral Society
British Sinfonietta
Sat 9 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Henleaze Concert Society: Strings Showcase
Britten, Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4
Massenet, Thaïs: Méditation
Schubert, Rondo for violin and string orchestra in A major, D.438
Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E major, Op.22
Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle, Violin
Sat 9 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Bantock, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Schubert
Bantock, Sea Reivers
Bruch, Kol Nidrei: Adagio on Hebrew Melodies, Op.47
Saint-Saëns, La Muse et le Poète for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.132
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Frankie Carr, Cello
Jo Edwards, Violin
Stefan Hofkes, Conductor
Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Un ballo in maschera
New production
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Raimund Bauer, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Gwyn Hughes Jones, Riccardo
Roland Wood, Renato
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Amelia
Sara Fulgoni, Ulrica
Julie Martin du Theil, Oscar
Jihoon Kim, Samuel
Fabrice Kebour, Lighting Designer
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
2019 Apr 11, 13 mat

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

The Magic Flute
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (Sung in English)
Damian Iorio, Conductor
Dominic Cooke, Director
Julian Crouch, Set Designer
Kevin Pollard, Costume Designer
Ben Johnson, Tamino
Anita Watson, Pamina
Samantha Hay, Queen of the Night
Mark Stone, Papageno
Jennifer Davis, First Lady
Kezia Bienek, Second Lady
Emma Carrington, Third Lady
Phillip Rhodes, The Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 12 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Roberto Devereux
Donizetti, Roberto Devereux
TBC, Conductor
Alessandro Talevi, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Joyce El-Khoury, Elisabetta
Justina Gringyte, Sara, Duchessa di Nottingham
Barry Banks, Robert Devereux
Gary Griffiths, Duca di Nottingham
Robyn Lyn Evans, Lord Cecil
Wyn Pencarreg, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 3 May 2019 at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Past and Present
Past and Present
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Grieg, Holberg Suite, Op.40
Haydn, Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob VIIb:1
Leshnoff, Suite for Cello, Strings and Timpani (World Première)
Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Johannes Moser, Cello
BSO Young Conductor in Association, Conductor
Sat 11 May 2019 at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Henleaze Concert Society: Classical Gypsies
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C sharp minor, S 244/2
Brahms, Hungarian Dances, arranged for orchestra
Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68
Monti, Csárdás
Bristol Ensemble
Viv McLean, Piano
Roger Huckle, Violin
Sat 8 Jun 2019 at 19:30

Trinity-Henleaze United Reform Church, Bristol

Henleaze Concert Society: Summer Serenade
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Bristol Ensemble
Sat 15 Jun 2019 at 19:30

Bristol Cathedral, Bristol

© Bristol Choral Society
Life, Love & Hope
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Copland, In the beginning (Choral masterpiece - Genesis)
Lauridsen, Les Chansons des Roses (Based on a poem of Love)
Tippett, A Child of our Time: Five negro spirituals (Haunting arrangements)
Bristol Choral Society
Sat 29 Jun 2019 at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Americano!
Barber, Adagio for strings, Op.11
Adams, The Chairman Dances
Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Williams, Film music from Star Wars
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Susanne Holmes, Mezzo-soprano
Stefan Hofkes, Conductor