City of Bristol Choir is a mixed voice choir of around 100 auditioned adult singers, which sings a wide range of choral music in concerts in Bristol and around the South West.

The choir's size gives it flexibility to perform music in diverse styles, from intimate Renaissance polyphony and partsongs to large scale works with orchestra.

The choir was formed in 1991 by Malcolm Archer. The choir now enjoys a busy schedule of concerts and events under the direction of David Ogden, who was appointed Director of Music in 2000.

Performance highlights include a performance of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2007, an appearance on BBC television's Songs of Praise and performing David Ogden's Cabot Circus Cantata, an arts project created as part of the multi-million pound Cabot Circus development in central Bristol.

As a registered charity, City of Bristol Choir provides bursaries for four or five young people annually and, where necessary, subsidises orchestral concerts to help keep ticket prices low.

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Summer Gala in aid of Bristol Children's Hospital

Saturday 20 June at 7.30pm
Colston Hall, Bristol

John Rutter takes to the podium to conduct over 250 singers from City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers, Bristol Youth Choir and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church together with the Bristol Ensemble in a performance of his Mass of the Children. David Ogden conducts the chorus and orchestra in Jonathan Dove's There was a Child

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