Past concerts

St Lawrence Ludlow

June 16, 2018
7:30 pm

St Lawrence's Church

City of Bristol Choir Conducted by David Ogden Richard Johnson ­organ Kate Pearson ­harp Jeremy…

May 19, 2018
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

David Ogden conductor City of Bristol Choir The Lochrian Ensemble Esther Mallett soprano Julia Hwang…

Chichester Psalms

April 20, 2018
7:30 pm

All Saints Church

Conducted by David Ogden Felix Grace treble Gareth Treseder tenor Richard Johnson organ Kate Pearson…

Festive Fiesta

December 22, 2017
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A feel-good festive evening of carols and Christmas music

Christmas Spectacular

December 20, 2017
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A brilliantly entertaining evening of festive music including sparkling orchestral pieces, beautiful choral Christmas carols and the opportunity for audience members to join in with the singing too

Saints Alive

November 18, 2017
7:30 pm

All Saints' Church

A St Celiatide concert of music inspired by the saints, in the beautiful acoustic of All Saints', Clifton. The programme includes music by Howells, Kodaly, Harris, Britten, Stanford and Finzi.

Dream of Gerontius

June 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

A performance of Elgar's masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius

St Matthew Passion

March 12, 2017
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir performs J.S. Bach's powerful and dramatic St Matthew Passion, which tells the Easter story of Christ's arrest, trial and crucifixion in exquisitely beautiful music

Festive Fiesta

December 22, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A feel-good festive evening of carols and Christmas music – come and sing all your festive favourites with members of City of Bristol Choir, accompanied by professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble

Christmas Spectacular

December 20, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A brilliantly entertaining evening of festive music including sparkling orchestral pieces, beautiful choral Christmas carols and the opportunity for audience members to join in with the singing too

Remembrance Sunday

November 13, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A performance of Jonathan Dove's For an unknown soldier and John Rutter's Requiem for Remembrance Sunday

ode to joy

June 26, 2016
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir and Bristol Choral Society joined Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra to perform Beethoven's Choral Symphony in aid of Save the Children’s Syria Crisis Appeal.

May 19, 2016
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir joined forces with Exultate Singers and the Bristol Ensemble to perform Mozart's Requiem as part of a celebration of the composer's 260th birthday year

Celestial Concerts

May 7, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A concert celebrating the music of Handel, whose music speaks powerfully and directly to all.

February 7, 2016
7:30 pm

All Saints' Church

A programme of French sacred music including Vierne’s mighty Messe Solennelle, performed alongside Fauré’s exquisitely beautiful anthem Cantique de Jean Racine and motets by Duruflé, Poulenc and Villette

January 16, 2016
11:00 am

St George's Bristol

Kick start your new year with an entertaining day under the direction of conductor David Ogden singing the songs of the Rat Pack made famous by stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin

Festive Fiesta

December 23, 2015
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A feel-good festive evening of carols and Christmas music – come and sing all your festive favourites with members of City of Bristol Choir, accompanied by professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble

Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2015
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A brilliantly entertaining evening of festive music including sparkling orchestral pieces, beautiful choral Christmas carols and the opportunity for audience members to join in with the singing too

Rachmaninov Vespers

November 21, 2015
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir performs Rachmaninov's choral masterpiece, the Vespers (All-Night Vigil)

World of Singing

June 25, 2015
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir is joined by the Royal Mail Choir and the Juniors of Bristol Youth Choir for an entertaining evening's singing in aid of The Stroke Association.

Summer Gala

June 20, 2015
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir was joined by Exultate Singers, Bristol Youth Choir, singers from The Red Maids' School, Westbury-on-Trym Parish Choir and the Bristol Ensemble. Marking his 70th birthday, John Rutter conducted his Mass of the Children. and the massed forces gave a memorable performance of Jonathan Dove's There Was a Child.

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June 5, 2015
1:00 pm

Colston Hall

We were honoured to be part of the first ever BBC Music Day at Bristol's Colston Hall on Friday 5 June, one of only eight UK venues selected by the BBC to play host for the event.

Spring in the Air

February 28, 2015
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

Spring bursts into life in this concert which includes Bruckner's much-loved Mass in E Minor and Mozart's sublime Wind Serenade No.12 as well as motets and anthems by Brahms, Bruckner and Mendelssohn

January 17, 2015
11:00 am

St George's Bristol

Now in its 5th successful year, join David and members of City of Bristol Choir for an entertaining day's singing. The day culminates in a grand (but very informal) showcase of the songs, accompanied by a live band.

Christmas Spectacular

December 22, 2014
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A Christmas extravaganza performed by City of Bristol Choir and the professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble

Carmina Burana

November 15, 2014
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Join Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, City of Bristol Choir and Bristol Schools Chamber Choir for a stunning full-scale performance of Carl Orff's bawdy Carmina Burana.

Autumn Baroque

October 11, 2014
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

Glorious choral and orchestra music from the Baroque period including Handel's exhilarating Dixit Dominus

Lyme Regis poster

June 28, 2014
7:30 pm

St Michael's Parish Church

City of Bristol Choir entertains with a programme of popular choral works including music by Thomas Tallis, John Rutter, Edward Bairstow, Gustav Holst, G.F. Handel and Anton Bruckner .

Bristol Cathedral

June 7, 2014
7:30 pm

Bristol Cathedral

The High Sheriff's Concert is an annual fundraising event and a highlight of the City's Civic Calendar, celebrating the work and interests of the High Sheriff at the time.

May 17, 2014
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir performs Mozart's 'Great' Mass in C Minor, packed with virtuosic solo and choral writing. The Mass, which Mozart wrote as a tribute to his wife after their marriage, is full of beautiful, soaring melodies, florid solos and duets, and extraordinary choral movements.

The Greater Light

March 16, 2014
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

A concert of English choral music on the theme of light sung by candlelight in the warm acoustic of St Alban's Church,Westbury Park

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March 8, 2014
2:30 pm

Given as part of the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, City of Bristol Choir performs a specially-commissioned collection of arrangements of Gershwin songs under the direction of conductor David Ogden

January 18, 2014
11:00 am

St George's Bristol

Now in its 4th successful year, join David, members of City of Bristol Choir and fellow fans of musicals and films for an unashamedly indulgent day of singing the blockbusting hits from The Lion King, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and Oliver. The day culminates in a grand (but very informal) showcase performed by the day's cast accompanied by a live band.

Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2013
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A glorious evening of festive music performed by the 90 voices of City of Bristol Choir with professional orchestra the Bristol Ensemble under the baton of the entertaining conductor David Ogden

Movember concert

December 1, 2013
3:00 pm

St George's Bristol

A fantastic afternoon's entertainment conducted by David Ogden with Royal Mail Choir (as featured in the current Royal Mail Christmas TV ad), City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers, Bristol Schools Chamber Choir and the debut performance of a new 8-voice ensemble, More Than Four.

Fauré Requiem

November 10, 2013
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

In this concert for Remembrance Sunday, City of Bristol Choir is joined by the Lochrian Ensemble to perform Fauré's beautiful setting of the Requiem and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem.

Spring Symphony

October 19, 2013
7:30 pm

Tewkesbury Abbey

City of Bristol Choir performs Britten's Spring Symphony with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra at Tewkesbury Abbey marking the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth

Spiritual Sounds

May 18, 2013
7:30 pm

Clifton Cathedral

In the vibrant acoustic of Clifton Cathedral, City of Bristol Choir presents a concert that explores a mystical and ethereal sound world

Jazz Festival

March 2, 2013
2:15 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir joins forces with singers from Exultate Singers, Bristol Schools Chamber Choir and Kidderminster Choral Society to form a chorus of 180 voices to perform Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert

Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2012
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A stunning evening of Christmas celebration given by City of Bristol Choir in collaboration with professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble

Hymnus Paradisi

November 10, 2012
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

An unmissable evening of epic choral music, bringing together City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and the Bristol Ensemble under the baton of conductor David Ogden

Diamond Jubilee

March 26, 2012
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

Music from royal occasions - weddings, coronations and state funerals - sung by City of Bristol Choir accompanied by the magnificent organ of St Alban's Church, Westbury Park, Bristol

St John Passion

March 11, 2012
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

The St John Passion is the most personal and meditative of Bach's Passion settings, telling the Easter story in music of simple beauty and power. Christ's final days are dramatized with real intimacy, centred on the Evangelist who narrates the story in the words of the gospel

Eternal Light

November 12, 2011
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

Sumptuous harmonies, beautiful melodies and heartfelt feelings of wonder and compassion characterize all three works in this programme of choral music for choir, soloists, harp and string orchestra on the theme of light

Monteverdi's Vespers

June 18, 2011
7:45 pm

Clifton Cathedral

A spectacular finish to City of Bristol Choir's anniversary season with a performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in a collaboration with virtuosic early music ensemble His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts

Christmas Spectacular

March 21, 2011
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A stunning evening of Christmas celebration given by City of Bristol Choir in collaboration with professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble

Mass in B Minor

March 19, 2011
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

Described as 'the greatest work of art of all times and all peoples', the Mass in B Minor was Bach's final choral work and, alongside his Passions, the crowning achievement of his lifetime's work as a church musician

Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2010
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A glorious evening of festive music performed by the 90 voices of City of Bristol Choir with professional orchestra the Bristol Ensemble under the baton of the entertaining conductor David Ogden

November 14, 2010
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

City of Bristol Choir commemorates Remembrance Sunday with a performance of reflective and meditative choral music

Haydn's Creation

May 22, 2010
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

David Ogden conducts City of Bristol Choir and Orchestra in a performance of Haydn's masterpiece, Creation

Brass & choral spectacular

March 6, 2010
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

An exhilarating evening's entertainment from City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and one of the UK's top brass bands, Gloucester's Flowers Band

Mozart Requiem

March 2, 2010
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir launches its 20th anniversary season with a performance of two of the most celebrated works in the repertoire, Mozart's Requiem and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

December 21, 2009
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir teams up with Bristol's professional orchestra the Emerald Ensemble for its annual Christmas Spectacular concert at St Georges, Bristol.

From darkness to light

November 28, 2009
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

As the run up to Christmas approaches, come and enjoy some beautiful and atmospheric choral music written for the season of Advent

Sounds Inspiring

September 19, 2009
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A gala concert given in aid of The Prince's Trust

Carmina Burana

June 14, 2009
7:30 pm

The Red Maids' School

A performance of one of the most famous and popular of all choral works, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

May 17, 2009
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

A performance of Handel's virtuosic choral work, Dixit Dominus along with some of his most popular instrumental pieces

Handel 28 Feb 2009

February 28, 2009
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

City of Bristol Choirs's Handel 250 Festival opens in majestic style with Zadok the Priest, one of Handel's most arresting and triumphant works for choir and orchestra

December 23, 2008
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

City of Bristol Choir teams up with Bristol's professional orchestra the Emerald Ensemble for its annual Christmas Spectacular concert

War Requiem

November 9, 2008
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

A performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, one of the most enduring works of the last century

June 21, 2008
7:30 pm

St Michael's Church

City of Bristol Choir travels to Lyme Regis to give a concert in aid of the church's Organ Appeal

Israel in Egypt

May 17, 2008
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A performance of Handel's dramatic and passionate work, Israel in Egypt

Rutter Gloria

March 8, 2008
7:30 pm

St Alban's Church

A concert featuring some of John Rutter's newest compositions as well as some pieces which have become firm favourites with singers and audiences alike

Christmas Spectacular

December 22, 2007
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

The annual Christmas Spectacular concert with Emerald Ensemble

The Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

As a finale to their highly successful Elgar Festival 2007, City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers perform The Kingdom, arguably Elgar’s greatest choral work

Cabot Circus

October 14, 2007
7:30 pm

St James Priory

A performance of Cabot Circus Cantata, a collaborative project developed by Neville Gabie, Bristol Alliance's Artist-in-Residence and Bristol composer and conductor David Ogden

Gerontius

June 9, 2007
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers team up with one of the world’s leading orchestras, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, to perform The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar’s most celebrated choral work