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10TH19TH OCT

Welcome In a city of festivals, The Bristol Festival of Song reaches its fifth year celebrating the human voice in all its manifestations. Supported for the 2nd year running by Arts Council England, the Bristol Festival of Song has remained true to its original principles of being a ground-up, community-led, inclusive and high quality festival, which now includes performers from across the region. Naturally, this couldn’t have happened without the commitment, creativity and hard work of the countless individuals, groups, choirs and ensembles that make up this extraordinary City of Song. The majority of our programme remains free of charge. Where tickets are charged we try to keep them to £5 – meaning a family of 2 adults and 2 children can come along for £10! Our hope is that you will find something to surprise, delight, intrigue and inspire you in this year’s eclectic programme and remember to keep checking the festival website for updates. Hannah Klewin Festival Director www.festivalofsong.org.uk

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TICKETS See individual listings for box office information.

WEBSITE Keep an eye on the website for updates. www.festivalofsong.org.uk

SONG TRAIL KEY Join In

Listen

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Bristol Male Voice Choir

SATURDAY 11TH

10TH11TH OCT

Sounding the City at St George’s

FRIDAY 10TH Song Trail Concerts Gala Night! Bristol Military Wives Ladies Choir and Bristol Male Voice Choir and the Saxtet will perform in aid of The Royal British Legion. Followed at the weekend by ‘1914 - Lest We Forget’ exhibition suitable for all ages. Staple Hill & District Headquarters, Kendall Road, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 4NB 7.30pm Price £10.00  Booking  www.staplehillbritishlegion.co.uk

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A richly eclectic celebration of the outstanding singers, ensembles and choirs in the region. Come and share in the joy and inspiration that singing brings to across the South West. Feel free to wander in and out during sessions. AM, PM or EVE & day passes available! £5/£3 concs/U18 free per session Day Passes £10 Tickets www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk or 0845 4024001

MORNING SESSION 10AM-2PM Barley Rye Choir Formed in 2000 as a millennium project of Nailsea Folk Club this choir sings mostly folk and traditional songs and where possible performs music with a local connection. www.barleyryechoir.org The Blue Exquisite close harmony vocals woven together with instruments to create a dynamic combination. www.facebook. com/pages/The-Blue/205946309512993 Blue Spirit Vocals Talented young people and beautiful, uplifting repertoire ranging from folk to musical, traditional and popular in a fun and friendly atmosphere. www.bluespiritvocals.co.uk

Gasworks Singers

Clevedon Choral Society They love singing a choral repertoire from medieval to contemporary, through the classics like Monteverdi, Mozart and Mendelssohn. www.clevedonchoralsociety.org.uk

SoulRoots Acappella A new adult group from Gathering Voices, gospel, blues and funk songs of passion and power. www.facebook.com/SoulRootsAcappella

Durga Ramakrishnan & Party In Indian music Bhajans are congregational and devotional in nature, singing mainly the names of Gods and Goddesses known as Nama Sankeerthan. www.durgaramakrishnan.webs.com

AFTERNOON SESSION 2-6PM

Flame Vocal Group A vocal group of 20-30 year olds with a range of styles from short classical dittys to the Beach Boys and Bowie. www.flamevocalgroup.webs.com Mornington Crescent Male acappella group singing mostly covers of old songs from the ‘60s and earlier, plus the odd folk song or shanty. www.facebook.com/morningtoncrescent4 Frith Trezevant Songs to engage your head and touch your heart. www.frithtrezevant.com

ChoirJam This fun-loving pop choir from Keynsham sings everything from ELO to Caro Emerald accompanied by the CJ band. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! www.choirjam.co.uk Gasworks Singers 40-strong splinter group from the huge Gasworks Choir who sing mainly acappella arrangements by Dee Jarlett and Ali Orbaum. www.gasworkschoir.co.uk Gospel Generation Community Choir Three fun, friendly gospel choirs that perform as one big choir! Started 10 years ago and aim to build community through singing. www.ggcc.org.uk

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SAT 11TH OCT

Song Trail Concerts & Open Rehearsals

The Great Sea Choir An exciting community based acappella choir singing a range of vibrant folk songs. From traditional folk to contemporary folk-pop, shanties and gospel. www.thegreatseachoir.co.uk Kettle of Fish These 5 men sing together. They’re not fish, but they are different. From Icelandic Folk to The Divine Comedy. www.facebook.com/pages/Kettle-of-Fish Little Black Box Theatre Choir A friendly, no-auditions, community choir based in Redland singing a variety of music spanning many generations. www.katiewilliamsmusic.com Original Sing 12-piece acappella group, London acappella Festival Winners with their songs of heart and passion, complexity and depth www.originalsing.co.uk Stokes Singers A 40 strong, 3-4 part community choir singing popular music of all kinds. www.stokessingers.org.uk

Little Black Box Theatre Choir

UWE Gospel Choir & Voice of Hope 2 stunning gospel choirs from the musical powerhouse behind Bristol’s foremost gospel group Renewal Choir. www.saint-stephens.com

City Voices Bristol Formed in 2011 they are a mixed voice choir of around 70 members. Featuring music from Sondheim to Rodgers and Hammerstein, from Novello to Jason Robert Brown! www.cityvoicesbristol.com

EVENING SESSION 6-10PM

Gurt Lush Choir Bristol’s biggest & most extreme chorus. From full length Opera in the Colston Hall to dockside busking, it’s always Gurt Lush. www.gurtlushchoir.com

Black Sheep Harmony Ladies Chorus Multiple award winning female acappella barbershop style group. www.blacksheepharmony.co.uk Bristol Male Voice Choir FoS favourites and one of the largest male voice choirs in the West Country performing music including operatic choruses, sacred, spirituals and songs from stage and screen. www.bristolmvc.org.uk Black Sheep Harmony Ladies Chorus

Out There Choir Larger, non-auditioned big sister to the Chamber Choir of the same name - anyone can join and share their love of music. www.outtheremusic.net Sing Out Bristol South West's award-winning LGBT Community Choir, positively supporting and representing the LGBT Community and led by the motto: ‘United In Song.’ www.singoutbristol.com WorldRoots Acappella Bristol’s foremost youth world music acappella group aged 12 to 22 whose eclectic mix of global styles ranges from Gospel, Eastern European and African to contemporary Western. www.gatheringvoices.org.uk

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Noctis Chamber Choir An award-winning chamber choir consisting of musicians from around the South West performing traditional choral music, contemporary arrangements of popular songs, film scores and jazz standards. www.noctischoir.com The Glass Arcade, FREE St Nicholas Market, Bristol BS1 1JQ 10.30am-12.30pm City of Bristol Choir - Autumn Baroque A performance of sparkling orchestral and choral music from the great composers of the Baroque era opens City of Bristol Choir’s concert season, featuring Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus. www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk St Alban’s Church, Bayswater Avenue, Bristol, BS6 7NU 7.30pm
 Price £18/£16 conc/£5 U18 & Students Tickets 0117 923 0164 Magic To Do An evening with Siren Sisters in support of the Kigezi Water and Sanitation Project. Promoted by Upper Thames Group of Churches in support of this wonderful, life-changing programme. Ashton Keynes Primary School Hall, Gosditch,
Ashton Keynes,
SN6 6NZ 7.30pm Price £10/£5 U16 Tickets call 01285 861207

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SUNDAY 12TH Harbourside and City Song Raids

The Great Sea Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Gospel Generation Community Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Gurt Lush Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Blue Spirit Vocals

Every 20 minutes from 10.30am choirs will serenade you with song – make sure you find them!

Flame Vocal Group (See Sat 11th for info)

ROUTE – M Shed, The Matthew, Bristol Ferry Boats, Pero's Bridge, Millennium Square, Anchor Square, Cascade Steps and Bristol Sightseeing Open Top Busses to Clifton Village.

Free Range Acappella This 9-strong group deliver an eclectic mix of music with an emphasis on blending voices in beautiful harmony. www.freerangeacappella.com

FREE Blue Spirit Vocals (See Sat 11th for info) Bristol A Capella Close harmony group singing rock, pop and show songs from the last fifty years! www.bristolacappella.co.uk Easton Community Choir A vibrant mixed voice community choir, singing a whole range of delightful songs in acappella harmonies! www.eastoncommunitychoir.org.uk

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Barley Rye Choir (See Sat 11th for info)

Garrad Ha-Singers A very new workplace choir made up for employees of sustainable energy company DNV GL. www.dnvgl.com Great Sea Choir

The Gasmen 11 guys who love singing acappella with real feeling. Expect to be delighted, and you won't be disappointed! www.gasworkschoir.co.uk Gasworks Singers (See Sat 11th for info) Great Western Chorus Multi award winning male acappella group including the national ‘Barbershop singing championship’ a record 8 times! www.singbristol.com

SUN 12TH OCT

Hippodrome Choir This friendly social choir has been running for less than a year singing musical theatre to jazz and blues, including original compositions. www.choirbristol.co.uk The Island Folk Choir Singing beautiful folk songs from the British Isles and beyond both contemporary and traditional. www.theislandfolk.wordpress.com The Magnificent AK47 The singing blokes of Ashton Keynes on subjects as diverse as sheds, duct tape and dry-stone walling. www.themagnificentak47.com The Morning Chorus Singing anything with soul, groove and uplifting harmonies. www.outofthevoicebox.co.uk Mornington Crescent (See Sat 11th for info) Out There Chamber Choir 20 strong, audition-only choir tackling more challenging repertoire than its larger choir - for those that wish to further their technique. www.outtheremusic.net

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Sing with Soul Ladies Choir A choir that chooses to celebrate their voices with song and sound and sing with feeling and soul. www.singwithsoul.com

SUN 12TH OCT

SoulRoots Acappella (See Sat 11th for info) St Mungo’s Community Choir A community choir made up of people who have a history of homelessness, staff and volunteers from St Mungo’s. www.mungos.org/bristol Sing Out Bristol

Partsong A dynamic Bristol-based acappella group that sings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, classical and popular songs. www.facebook.com/PartsongBristol Ponita Singers who enjoy being members of People Of Note, singing a range of different styles and genres. www.ponita.org.uk

WorldRoots Acappella (See Sat 11th for info)

Echoes of War Martin Le Poidevin brings overtones of war and peace into this recital of songs by English and Austro-German composers. With pianist Richard Johnson, Martin will perform songs by Mahler (the rarely-heard Kindertotenlieder), Vaughan Williams (Songs of Travel) and others. St Francis’ Church, North St, Bristol, BS3 2AN Time 7.30pm Price £10/£8 booking@festivalofsong.org.uk or call 07980 765947

Song Trail Open Rehearsal

Redland Green Community Chorus A sixty-strong mixed voice community choir who enjoy singing about death in Latin as much as mossy moots and vanishing in kisses. rgscommunitychoir.wordpress.com

FREE

Sing Out Bristol (See Sat 11th for info) Cary North by Northwest_Balloon Partsong

Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend A festival celebrating Cary Grant’s Bristol Roots. The Hippodrome Choir will be singing in front of the foyer as part of this festival and the Song Raids with songs from the shows. www.goodstuffbristol.co.uk Bristol Hippodrome Approx 2.30pm

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Song Trail Concerts

Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in! Clifton Cathedral Music Group Family Mass led by Martin Le Poidevin. www.cliftonms.com/musicgroup 9.30-10.30am Utterance The Wardrobe Theatre's in-house choir is open to everyone who has a passion for singing and all things mellifluous! See www.festivalofsong.org.uk for venue 2.00-3.30pm

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MONDAY 13TH Song Trail Open Rehearsals (by start time)

FREE

Little Black Box Theatre Choir (See Sat 11th for info) 2 Chandos Rd, Redland, Bristol BS6 6PE 7.15-9.00pm Bath Rock Choir A popular contemporary choir, with more than 16,000 members! www.rockchoir.com St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY 7.30-9.00pm

Hippodrome Choir (See Sun 12th for info) Hippodrome Piano Bar, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ 12.00-12.45pm Bristol Uni Schola Cantorum A women’s choir specialising in medieval chant and polyphony. www.bristol.ac.uk/music Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA 4.14-5.15pm

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Clevedon Choral Society (See Sat 11th for info) Kenn Road Methodist Church, Clevedon, North Somerset 7.30-9.45pm ChoirJam (See Sat 11th for info) Wellsway School, Chandag Rd, Keynsham BS31 1PH 7.30-9.00pm

Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in! Singing in Harmony Bring your children along for this adult session. www.rhymetimebristol.co.uk Bedminster Methodist Church, British Road, Bristol BS3 3BW 9.30-9.55am

Bristol Bach Choir Come and sing Bach and Vivaldi in preparation for their concert next Saturday! www.bristolbach.org.uk Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road, BS9 4BT 7.30-9.30pm

The Filtones Choir

Lunchtime Concerts in City Centre Churches 1.15-2.15pm Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ The Filtones Choir A four part harmony choir of mainly retired persons who enjoy singing together and sharing enthusiasm for music. www.filtones.co.uk FREE Frith Trezevant Songs to engage your head and touch your heart. www.frithtrezevant.com

FREE

Gurt Lush Choir (See Sat 11th for info) St Werburghs Primary School, James St, BS2 9US 7.30-9.30pm Redland Green Community Chorus (See Sun 12th for info) Redland Green School, Redland Court Road, Bristol BS6 7EH 7.30-9.30pm Out There Chamber Choir (See Sun 12th for info) Redland Park Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS6 6SA 7.45-9.45pm Thornbury Choral Society A non-audition choir founded in 1963 who perform twice a year. www.thornburychoralsociety.org.uk United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BA 8.00-9.30pm

Just 3

Voices in the Hall

MON 13TH OCT

FREE Early evening concerts in Colston Hall Foyer From 5pm (see website for timings) Blue Spirit Vocals (See Sat 11th for info) The Filtonaires Songs from the 50s and beyond with an added touch of comedy. NotaBene From the lyrical to the grotesque - you’ll never look at a madrigal the same way again! www.notabene-bristol.co.uk High Tea Quartet A vocal quartet who qualified as quartet mike warmers at the Ladies Barbershop Convention in Harrogate. Just 3 A sound that is sweet, soulful and distinctive and will get you tapping your feet and singing along. www.facebook.com/just3harmony

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TUE 14TH OCT

TUESDAY 14TH

Song Trail Open Rehearsals

Lunchtime Concerts in City Centre Churches

(by start time) Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in! Bath Songways Members of this open access, no audition choir find the sessions uplifting, energising, therapeutic and highly enjoyable. www.songways.co.uk St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LY 10.00am-12.00pm

FREE 1.00-2.00pm St James Priory, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NZ Eliza & Dan An array of acoustic covers from several decades with their soulful twist. Strong vocal harmonies and rhythmic groove flits effortlessly between jazz, soul, pop and folky styles and are sure to provide something for everyone. www.elizafyfe.com & www.martinseanmcconnell.co.uk The Island Folk Choir Singing beautiful folk songs from the British Isles and beyond both contemporary and traditional. www.theislandfolk.wordpress.com

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The Gas Men

Voices in the Hall

FREE

St Mungo’s Community Choir Community choir made up of people who have a history of homelessness, staff and volunteers from St Mungo’s. www.mungos.org/bristol

Early evening concerts in Colston Hall Foyer From 5pm (see website for timings)

Vox in Frox Vox in Frox is a group of female friends whose mission is to find fun and therapy through singing and occasionally wine and cake. www.voxinfrox.co.uk

Sam Scott Self-confessed Bandit Busker from Bedminster. www.facebook.com/ SamScottMusic

The Gas Men 11 guys who love singing acappella with real feeling. Expect to be delighted, and you won't be disappointed! www.gasworkschoir.co.uk

St Mary Redcliffe Girls Choir The choirs perform music from the Anglican choral tradition and take part in concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts. www.stmaryredcliffe.co.uk/music Parish Office, 12 Colston Parade, Bristol, BS1 6RA - Choir Vestry, near the entrance to the Undercroft (Arc) Cafe 4.15-5.45pm NewRoots Acappella A world music singing group for children aged 8-11. www.gatheringvoices.org.uk SoundWorks, Stackpool Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1NW 5.00-6.00pm

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The Morning Chorus (See Sun 12th for info) Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY 5.30-7.00pm

WorldRoots Acappella (See Sat 11th for info) St Francis Church, North Street, Bristol BS3 2AN 6.30-8.30pm

Bristol Rock Choir (See Mon 13th for info) St Monica’s, Cote Lane (Off Westbury Rd), Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3UN, Bristol 6.30-8.00pm and/ or 8:15-9:45

Bristol A Cappella (See Sun 11th for info) St. Paul’s Church, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LR 7.30- 9.45pm

St Mary Redcliffe Boys Choir (See Girls Choir above for venue) 6.30-7.30pm

Bristol Harmony Performing village church and secular music by Bristol, Bath and Somerset composers of the 18-19C. See www.festivalofsong.org.uk website for venue 7.30-9.30pm ChoirJam (See Sat 11th for info) Wellsway School, Chandag Rd, Keynsham BS31 1PH 7.30-9.00pm ChoirJam

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Gurt Lush Choir

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Gospel Generation Community Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, Thornbury, BS35 2EG. 6.30pm-7.45pm

TUE 14TH OCT

Easton Community Choir (See Sun 12th for info) Easton Community Centre, opposite The Plough Pub, Kilburn St, BS5 6AW 7.30-9.30

Town Hall, 65 High Street, Corsham, SN13 0EZ 7.30-9.30pm

Gurt Lush Choir (See Sat 11th for info) St Bart’s Church Hall, Sommerville Rd, St Andrews, BS6 5BZ 7.30-9.30pm

People of Note People of Note is a Bristol-based community choir which is one of the longest running community choirs, it currently numbers about 160 members and there is space for more. www.peopleofnote.org.uk Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol, BS3 1QD 7.30-9.30pm

Organum Choir and Corsham Choral Society Organum is a friendly, mixed-voice choir of around 50 people performs up to 3 programmes a year for charities and churches and they are combining with Corsham Choral Society of 40 members this year. www.corshamchoralsociety.co.uk

Bath Community Gospel Choir Come and join us tonight. A great opportunity for you to get a ‘feel’
 for a new Community Gospel Choir launching in Bristol. www.bathcommunitygospelchoir.com The Ballroom, The Forum, St James’s Parade, Bath BA1 1UG 7.45-9.30pm

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FREE

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WEDNESDAY 15TH WED Lunchtime 15TH Concerts in City OCT Centre Churches

Song Trail Open Rehearsals (by start time) Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in!

Voices in the Hall

1.10-2.00pm St Mary Redcliffe Church, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NL

FREE

Frenchay Foxes An all-female community choir from Frenchay who love to sing Foxy songs! www.frenchayfoxes.vpweb.co.uk

Early evening concerts in Colston Hall Foyer From 5pm (see website for timings)

Sing with Soul A choir that chooses to celebrate their voices with song and sound and sing with feeling and soul. www.singwithsoul.com Sing with Soul

The Morning Chorus An exciting new choir that actually rehearses in the afternoon, but the spirit of the dawn chorus joins them in uplifting, beautiful harmonies. www.outofthevoicebox.co.uk Hippodrome Choir Friendly social choir covering musical theatre to jazz and blues, plus originals. www.choirbristol.co.uk Bristol Voices A community acappella choir performing gorgeous blended harmonies from across the world. www.bristolvoices.org.uk

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Velvetones A sophisticated female trio formed in late 2013 performing well known songs with a twist. www.facebook.com/velvetonesbristol

Toddler Rhymetime For under 5s (confident walkers) who like to jump, dance & sing! www.rhymetimebristol.co.uk Bedminster Methodist Church, British Road, Bristol BS3 3BW 9.30-10.00am

Redland Green Community Chorus A sixty-strong mixed voice community choir singing about death in Latin as much as vanishing in kisses. rgscommunitychoir.wordpress.com

ChoirJam (See Sat 11th for info) Fear Hall, High St, Keynsham BS31 1DQ 11.00am-12.30pm

Workshops & Sounding Boards

UWE Gospel Choir (See Sat 11th for info) UWE , Room 1, Centre for Performing Arts, Bristol BS16 1QY 1.00-2.00pm

Great Western Chorus Close Harmony Workshop for Men Lean to Sing a Song in 4-part harmony and be given the opportunity/option to perform it on a Christmas show session with the chorus www.singbristol.com Fonthill Primary School, Ascot Road, Southmead, Bristol. BS10 5SW FREE 7.30-10.00pm

The Filtones (See Mon 13th for info) Eden Grove Methodist Church, Eden Grove, Bristol, BS7 0PQ 1.45-3.45pm Gospel Generation Community Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Shirehampton Baptist Church, Station Rd, Bristol, BS11 9TU 7.00-7.15pm

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THURSDAY 17TH UWE Gospel Choir

Bristol Choral Society (See Sat 18th for info) Physics Building (entrance at rear), Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL 7.15-9.30pm Bristol Voices (See Wed 15th Voices in the Hall) St Werburghs Primary School, James Street, Bristol, BS2 9US 7.30-9.30pm Flame Vocal Group (See Sat 11th for info) Bristol Music Club, St Paul’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1LP 7.30-9.30pm People of Note (See Tues 14th for info) Subud Hall, 29 Wesley Place, Bristol, BS8 2YD 7.30-9.30pm Bristol Chamber Choir Singing in Bristol since 1837 this choir is 175 years young! www.bristolchamberchoir.org.uk Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6SA 7.45-9.45pm

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THU 16TH OCT

Lunchtime Concerts in City Centre Churches

FREE 1.00-2.00pm St Stephen’s, 21 St. Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ Chris Webb A young folk singer-songwriter with gorgeous vocal melodies and a compelling ear for a chorus. www.chriswebb.bandcamp.com St Joseph's Primary School Choir This inclusive, non-auditioned choir for 7-11 year olds is a festival highlight! www.st-josephs-pri.bristol.sch.uk St Joseph's Primary School Choir

Avon Harmony

Voices in the Hall

FREE Early evening concerts in Colston Hall Foyer From 5pm (see website for timings) St Joseph's Primary School Choir (See lunchtime left for info)

The Big Act The Big Act run a variety of classes and courses for all ages from tots to those in the prime of life! www.thebigact.com Avon Harmony Energetic, fun loving females who sing unaccompanied four-part harmony with style. www.avonharmony.co.uk Bristol A Cappella Close harmony group singing rock, pop and show songs from the last fifty years! www.bristolacappella.co.uk Out There Chamber Choir 20 strong, audition-only choir tackling more challenging repertoire than its larger choir - for those that wish to further their technique. www.outtheremusic.net Sing With Soul Ladies Choir A choir that chooses to celebrate their voices with song and sound and sing with feeling and soul. www.singwithsoul.com

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Song Trail Open THU Rehearsals

16TH OCT

Bristol Male Voice Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Filton College, New Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8LP 7.15-9.30pm

(by start time)

Avon Harmony (See previous page for info) The Dance Studio at Fairfield High School, Allfoxton Road, Bristol BS7 9NL 7.30-9.45pm

Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in! Bath Songways (See Tue 14th for info) St Swithin’s church, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LY 10.00am-12.00pm

Black Sheep Harmony Ladies Chorus (See Sat 11th for info) Cadbury Heath Hall, Cadbury Heath, Bristol, BS30 8EN 7.30-10.00pm

Gospel Generation Community Choir (See Sat 11th for info) House of Praise Church, 2 Tudor Rd, Bristol, BS5 6BW 11.00am-12.15pm Baby Rhymetime For families with babies from around 12 weeks. www.rhymetimebristol.co.uk Tobacco Factory Dance Studio, North Street, Bristol BS3 1TF 10.45am The Stepford Singers Bishopston’s infamous all-female community choir. www.stepfordsingers.co.uk St Michael and All Angels Church, 160A Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NT 1.00-3.00pm St Mary Redcliffe Girls Choir (See Tue 14th for info) Parish Office , 12 Colston Parade, Bristol, BS1 6RA 4.15-5.45pm

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Stephen Taberner

Workshops & Sounding Boards Stephen Taberner Evening Workshop Stephen is the inspiration behind and conductor of the Spooky Mens Corale (see them on U Tube) Possibly the best and most amusing male acappella we have ever seen and heard! SoundWorks, Stackpool Road, Bristol BS3 1NW Time 7.30-9.30pm Price £15/£10/Free U18 booking@festivalofsong.org.uk

St Mary Redcliffe Boys Choir (See Tue 14th for info) Parish Office , 12 Colston Parade, Bristol, BS1 6RA 6.30-7.30pm Great Sea Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Cotham Parish Church, Bristol 7.00-9.00pm

Gurt Lush Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Southville Primary School, Merrywood Road, Bristol BS3 1EB 7.30-9.30pm Stokes Singers (See Sat 11th for info) Coniston Community Centre, the Parade, Bristol BS34 5LP 7.30-9.30pm

The Island Folk Choir (See Sun 12th for info) The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE 7.00-9.00pm

Henbury Singers A 40 piece Bristol based choir singing a wide range of music including both classical and more modern pieces. www.henburysingers.org Stoke Bishop CE Primary School, Cedar Park, Stoke Bishop, BS9 1BW 7.45-9.30pm

Hippodrome Choir (See Sun 12th for info) Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE 7.00-8.30pm

Out There Choir (See Sat 11th for info) Westbury Park School Hall, Bayswater Avenue, Bristol BS6 7NU 7.45-9.45pm

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FRIDAY 17TH

Voices in the Hall

Lunchtime Concerts in City Centre Churches

with Bristol Open Mic and Busking

FREE 1.00-2.00pm New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE Sounding the Sacred with Chloe Goodchild Love Songs for a Sane New World with Alphonse Daudet Touna (Master Balafon, Percussionist) and Ursula Monn (Hang Drum). www.thenakedvoice.com/home

Song Trail Concerts

Chloe Goodchild

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The Magnificent AK 47 and Stepford Singers A bunch of blokes who have somehow been lucky enough to unlock their inner minstrels through the medium of song join together with Bishopston’s infamous all-female community choir for a special Festival of Song concert. www.themagnificentak47.com & www.stepfordsingers.co.uk

FREE Early evening concerts in Colston Hall Foyer From 5pm (see website for timings) Bristol Open Mic and Busking Presents… A hand picked selection of Bristol’s Young Up and Coming Vocal and Musical Talent. www.facebook.com/trevgeorge St Francis Church, North St, Bristol, BS3 2AN 7.30pm Price £5/£3 concs/U18 free booking@festivalofsong.org.uk

Song Trail Open Rehearsals (by start time) Pop into to any Song Trail rehearsal to listen or join in!

FRI 17TH OCT

Trowbridge Songways No audition, uplifting, energising, therapeutic and highly enjoyable. www.songways.co.uk Holy Trinity Church, Stallard Street, Trowbridge BA14 9AJ 10.00am-12.00pm Blue Spirit Vocals (See Sat 11th for info) Redland Park URC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS6 6SA 5.00-8.00pm (5-18yrs) Voice of Hope Gospel Choir (See Sat 11th for info) St Stephen’s, 21 St.Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ 6.30-8.00pm Blue Spirit Vocals

Southmead Hospital Arts Festival Local choirs, including Original Sing, Great Sea Choir, Ponita, Firefly, Fascinating Rhythm, Clifton Gospel Choir and The Gasmen, singing across the new hospital. www.willisnewson.co.uk/southmeadhospital-art-and-health.html (Festival takes place FREE 16th-18th)

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SAT 18TH OCT

SATURDAY 18TH Workshops & Sounding Boards All That Jazz with Wendy Sergeant “Slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes” and grab the chance to work with the wonderful Wendy on her own harmony arrangements – no need to read music, Wendy will take you there in effortless style. 1.00-3.00pm Price £5/£3 concs/U18 free booking@festivalofsong.org.uk or call 07980 765947

Bristol Bach Choir

Classical for Beginners - Zadok the Priest It’s one of the best-known pieces of choral music – you’ll recognise it from many royal occasions – but have you ever sung it? Here’s your chance – a choral workshop on this exciting work by Handel, led by Martin Le Poidevin. We defy you not to have chills down your spine as you prepare for that first note! St Francis Church, North St, Bristol, BS3 2AN 2.30-5.30pm Price £5/£3 concs/U18 free booking@festivalofsong.org.uk or call 07980 765947

Come & Sing for Bristol Choral Society’s 125th birthday celebration All are welcome to Come & Sing with BCS and Adrian Partington. Includes a special souvenir music book for you to take home and treasure! The day will culminate in an informal public performance, accompanied by the mighty 5,372 pipe Colston Hall Harrison & Harrison organ, followed by a reception with some birthday cake and a glass of something sparkling. Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR 10am-4pm Price £22/£12 U18 Booking www.bristolchoral.co.uk

Song Trail Concerts Thornbury Choral Society: Big Handel Day Come and sing the Hallelujah chorus from Messiah – beginners and all ages are welcome. At 3pm, there will be a Fun-size Messiah 4 Families with the Thornbury Orchestra. Castle School, Park Road, Thornbury, BS35 1HT 10am-12.30, 3pm Price Big sing £4/£1, Messiah - £3/£1 Booking www.thornburychoralsociety.org.uk/ handel Bristol Choral Society 125th birthday celebration: Popular Choruses (See above for info) Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR 3.30pm Price £5 Booking www.bristolchoral.co.uk or 0844 887 1500 Bristol Bach Choir and Canzona Bristol Bach Choir join forces with Canzona, a period ensemble comprising some of the country's leading players of period instruments, in a concert of works by two giants of Baroque music - J.S.Bach and A.Vivaldi. Bach's works are well known

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SUNDAY 19TH Festival Song Trail Concerts Black Sheep Harmony All day craft fair, singing at pm. Keynsham Fry’s Club, Sommerdale, Keynsham, BS31 2AU 2.00pm FREE

Workshops & Sounding Boards Generation Sing You’re in for a real treat! For all ages and experience levels inclusive, exciting, harmonious, boisterous, joyful and fantastic fun. Facilitated by Hannah Klewin & WorldRoots. www.soundworks.org.uk SoundWorks, Stackpool Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1NW 12.00-2.00pm Price £5/£3 concs/U18 free booking@festivalofsong.org.uk or call 07980 765947

SUN 19TH OCT

Generation Sing

Bristol Choral Society

and loved; Vivaldi's Magnificat is a recent discovery. Come and sing with the choir in rehearsal! (see Mon 13th for info) Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX 7.30pm Price £25/£10/£5 students & U18s Booking www.bristolbach.org.uk

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An Evening of Barbershop Black Sheep Harmony presents an evening of exciting Barbershop featuring H Club and High Tea plus 2014 UK champion Quartet Park Street. St Stephen’s Church, Bath, BA1 5SX 7.30pm Price £10 Booking Peter Clare 01225 743727

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Schedule Fri 10 October SONG TRAIL CONCERTS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Sat 11 October SOUNDING THE CITY WHERE: St George’s WHEN: 10:00 TO 22:00 SONG TRAIL CONCERTS & OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Sun 12 October HARBOURSIDE & CITY SONG RAIDS WHERE: Starting at M Shed WHEN: From 10:30 FOS14 & CARY GRANT COMES HOME FOR THE WEEKEND WHERE: Hippodrome WHEN: 14:30 ECHOES OF WAR WITH MARTIN LE POIDEVIN WHERE: St Francis Church WHEN: 19:30 SONG TRAIL OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Mon 13 October LUNCHTIME CONCERT WHERE: Bristol Cathedral WHEN: 13:15 to 14:15 VOICES IN THE HALL WHERE: Colston Hall Foyer WHEN: From 17:00 SONG TRAIL OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Tue 14 October

Fri 17 October

LUNCHTIME CONCERT WHERE: St James Priory WHEN: 13:00 to 14:00

LUNCHTIME CONCERT WHERE: St Mary Redcliffe Church WHEN: 13:00 to 14:00

LUNCHTIME CONCERT WHERE: The New Room WHEN: 13:00 to 14:00 VOICES IN THE HALL WITH BRISTOL OPEN MIC WHERE: Colston Hall Foyer WHEN: From 17:00 THE MAGNIFICENT AK47 & STEPFORD SINGERS CONCERT WHERE: St Francis Church WHEN: 19:30 FOS14 & SOUTHMEAD ARTS FESTIVAL WHERE: Southmead Hospital WHEN: Various SONG TRAIL CONCERTS & OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

VOICES IN THE HALL WHERE: Colston Hall Foyer WHEN: From 17:00

Sat 18 October

MEN’S BARBERSHOP (WORKSHOP) WHERE: Fonthill Primary School WHEN: 19:30 to 22:00

COME & SING WITH BRISTOL CHORAL SOCIETY (WORKSHOP) WHERE: Colston Hall WHEN: 10:00 to 16:00 ALL THAT JAZZ WITH WENDY SERGEANT (WORKSHOP) WHERE: Hamilton House WHEN: 13:00 to 15:00 ZADOK THE PRIEST - CLASSICAL FOR BEGINNERS (WORKSHOP) WHERE: St Francis Church WHEN: 14:30 to 17:30 SONG TRAIL CONCERTS WHERE & WHEN: Various

VOICES IN THE HALL WHERE: Colston Hall Foyer WHEN: From 17:00 SONG TRAIL OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Wed 15 October

SONG TRAIL OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Thu 16 October LUNCHTIME CONCERT WHERE: St Stephen’s Church WHEN: 13:00 to 14:00 VOICES IN THE HALL WHERE: Colston Hall Foyer WHEN: From 17:00 THE SINGING CURE WITH STEPHEN TABERNER (WORKSHOP) WHERE: SoundWorks WHEN: 19:30 to 21:30 SONG TRAIL OPEN REHEARSALS WHERE & WHEN: Various

Sun 19 October GENERATION SING FOR FAMILIES (WORKSHOP) WHERE: SoundWorks WHEN: 12:00 to 14:00 SONG TRAIL CONCERTS WHERE & WHEN: Various Designed by: David Myring at Graphic Bubble (www.graphicbubble.co.uk)

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Gathering Voices Festival of Song 2014  

In a city of festivals, The Bristol Festival of Song reaches its fifth year celebrating the human voice in all its manifestations. Supported...

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