Bach Elgar Choir Season schedule 2017-2018
In celebration of Canada 150, Hamilton's prestigious Bach Elgar Choir will be appearing in a series of popup appearances. Selecting from their repertoire an entertaining mix of Canadian folksongs, popular songs, and classical favourites, the Bach Elgar Choir will wow its audiences with the beauty of song.
The Choir will appear at the following Hamilton Sings! events:
Saturday, September 9th - Locke St. Festival
Saturday, September 30th – Culture Days (Locke Street) and Apple Festival, Battlefield House Museum
Saturday, October 21 or 28 – Life and Times of Isaac Buchanan
Saturday, November 11th
The Choir will join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grand Philharmonic Choir at FirstOntario Concert Hall for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Our regular concert season is as follows:
The Legacy of Healey Willan - November 25, 2017@ 7.30pm
at Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton. We open our concert season with a celebration of the music of Canada's greatest choral composer, Healey Willan, fifty years after his death. Willan's prodigious output is marked by an ethereal, haunting style and imbued with a deep mysticism.
Handel's Messiah - December 16, 2017 @ 7.30pm
at Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Avenue, Hamilton. The great Bach Elgar tradition continues with Handel's seasonal classic, this year featuring guest conductor Howard Dyck. With a big chorus and full orchestra, we do Messiah proud! An uplifting, awe-inspiring, unmissable concert experience.
Sing Along Messiah - December 17 @ 2017, 3pm
at Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Avenue, Hamilton. Join the members of the Bach Elgar Choir in an informal sing-along experience as we celebrate Handel's magnificent Messiah together.
Gilbert & Sullivan at the Cotton Factory - February 24, 2018 @ 7.30pm and February 25, 2018 @ 3pm
at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton. A mix of choruses and arias from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. A wonderful evening of madcap musical comedy.
Handel's Israel in Egypt - May 26, 2018 @ 8pm
at St. Thomas Church, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown The choral-orchestral event of the season in the Hamilton area. In combination with the Grand River Chorus of Brantford, the Bach Elgar Choir presents Handel's thrilling oratorio for double-choir. With grandiose choruses and extraordinary orchestral writing, retelling the story of Exodus, this monumental work is powerful and moving.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite:
For our complete Concert Series (a year subscription) is available each year at the start of our Concert series.
Tickets can also be purchased by contacting us by email at email@example.com by mail or from any chorister in advance of the concert, and are also available at the door on concert nights. If you have any questions regarding attending a concert or purchasing tickets, please call 905-527-5995 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket Prices for 2017-18:
Please be advised that all tickets are for GENERAL SEATING in the pews at Melrose United Church or any venue and there are no assigned seats. We do recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance; patrons arriving only shortly before the start time may not be able to find seats of their choice.
Should you require special seating arrangements (e.g., to accommodate a large group or a wheelchair), please contact the Choral Administrator, Lynda Fraser, by e-mail at email@example.com AT LEAST 24HRS IN ADVANCE.
The box office will open 1.5hrs before the concert. If you have a copy of your tickets available at the concert, you can bypass the box office and show them directly to the ushers.
We look forward to seeing you!
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