The Festival Chorus
The choir was founded eleven years ago. Originally the choir was formed by Bridlington Churches Together with members of some 15 local church choirs coming together to form the choir. It became the Festival Chorus to encourage people living in local communities to join the choir. Today the majority of members are still associated with local churches and we are proud to say that most churches denominations are represented in the choir along with non-church members. We are a mixed choir of about 50 members and all are welcomed to join our friendly choir.
But we are not just a choir we have our own band. We currently have 10 players -piano, keyboards, violins, cello, flutes, clarinets, oboe, guitar, base guitar and brass, which help bring the performances to life. We are always on the look out for more musicians to join the band so what ever instrument you play if would like to join us why not give us a call.
Our productions are built around gospel musicals. These are two hour shows. They not only include the choir but they also include integrated acting performances. We are always looking for people with not only an interest in singing but are interesting in taking part in the supporting play.
What we do
Each year we perform at gospel musical. This year we have chosen a Christmas Musical by Roger Jones “While Shepherds Watch” This is a modern vibrant setting for the familiar Christmas Story. Performers and live audiences will discover an other exciting dimension to the story. We shall be touring this production through the area. Details of locations to follow.
Rehearsals (Thursday nights 7:30pm)
We will be having a taster session the last Thursday in August Thursday 29th August and our rehearsals recommence on Thursday 12th September until the public performances of the show the first week in December. All rehearsals be held at Emmanuel Church, Cardigan Road, Bridlington.
There are no auditions to join the choir so all are welcomed. We are a friendly choir and even if you have never sung in a musical before we will help you along and it is good fun.