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Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society

BBCS is a lively and friendly choir, proud that many of our members belong to the two villages of Buckland and Betchworth, but also that we attract other singers from far and wide. We are guided by dynamic conductor Jamie Sperling and accompanied by talented pianist Anna Tetsuya who bring an enthusiastic wealth of experience in choral singing.

Whether confident or cautious, experienced, or rusty, BBCS always welcomes new singers. We sing music from a wide repertoire including classic works as well as those from more modern and less well-known composers.

This Summer we will be singing a delightful selection of John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals plus more traditional madrigals, by Morley, Finzi and Elgar, to name but a few.

Summer term rehearsals will start on Wednesday 26 April from 7.45pm to 9.45pm at Betchworth Village Hall, Station Road, RH3 7DF.

On Saturday 17th June we will celebrate the end of Term with a Festival of Madrigal singing at St Michael’s Church, Betchworth. There will be an informal performance for family and friends plus afternoon tea, cake, and a glass of fizz.

We are celebrating our Centenary this year and plans are underway for a spectacular Centenary Concert on 11 November 2023. Music will include Handel, Bach, Elgar and Vivaldi. The Choir will be joined by professional soloists and small Ensemble. More information to follow.

Contact our Membership Secretary Katie Bell to learn more about our choir, call our Chairman Julie Hardie on 01737 843327.