Kala Sangam 16th July 2019
Bradford Friendship Choir

Bradford Friendship Choir

Every Tuesday, 6-7.30pm

Bradford Friendship Choir is part of the Bradford Festival Choral Society which is a classical choir with a community spirit. The Choral Society is a registered charity and was founded over 150 years ago in 1856. Bradford Friendship Choir is open to everyone whatever their singing ability and especially welcomes refugees, people seeking asylum and their friends.

The BFC are a friendly choir who enjoy singing together and celebrate our diversity through the power of song. They welcome a small donation when people attend; however, it is free for people on low incomes and they contribute to bus fares for refugees and people seeking asylum.

The BFC sing together for fun and friendship and through the power of singing, they celebrate the things we have in common and also our diversity. They are committed to continue working with other local community groups over 2019, especially those that support and empower people seeking asylum and refugees.

About the BFC:

  • We have sung together with many community groups across Bradford over the last 3 years.
  • We led a workshop  ‘Singalong with Bradford Friendship Choir’ and then performed  at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival held at Kala Sangam in November 2018 and had lots of positive feedback from people who attended.
  • We sang with a choir from Bethlehem, Palestine and led the singing two peace songs with the large congregation as part of a carol service organised by the Amos Foundation at Bradford Cathedral December 2018.
  • We are growing in confidence as a choir and have been involved now in a number of exciting projects including ‘The New British Songbook’, in which Choir participants have helped create songs that celebrate what it means to be British. We are currently preparing for this mass performance event and are looking forward to singing in the Sage, Gateshead in February 2018 together with many other community choirs.

To find out more, email the Bradford Friendship Choir.

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Quote of the day "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything" - Plato, Greek philosopher