Engage the BCS
In addition to staging its own concert performances, the Brussels Choral Society is available for a wide range of engagements and collaborations with musical partners.
Whether you require a symphonic choir for an outdoor music festival, a performance of a popular or lesser-known work or to sing at a corporate event or the opening of a venue, the BCS would be delighted to discuss your project with you.
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Examples of recent BCS engagements
2014 – A Homage to Wagner and Verdi
Friday, 25 April 2014, N.D. des Graces, Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
The Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra invited the BCS to enrich their operatic programme, which included arias and choruses from Nabucco, Il trovatore, La traviata and Aida. The performance, conducted by David Navarro Turres and featuring soprano Catherine Leclerc and tenor Osvaldo Navarro Turres, was hugely successful and the audience reaction exceptionally warm.
The BCS is frequently invited to sing favourites from the opera repertoire, and many choir members have performed these works numerous times.
2012 – Orff: Carmina Burana
Thursday, 30 November 2012, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
A true staple of the choral repertoire, Carmina Burana has been performed by the BCS throughout its history, including in London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Grand Place in Brussels. The collaboration with La Musique Royale des Guides, under the baton of Yves Segers, marks the sixth time the choir has sung Orff’s masterpiece, and the singers’ capabilities were fully tested by the inclusion of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with hymns in Russian.
A capacity audience at the Palais des Beaux-Arts enjoyed this spectacular gala concert.
2012 – Lions Club International: opening ceremony
Friday, 6 September 2012, The Square, Brussels
To mark the opening ceremony of the 58th Europa Forum, the Lions Club International invited the Brussels Choral Society to sing a programme of opera choruses and national anthems alongside other orchestral works. In particular, the inclusion of the Chinese national anthem offered a new technical challenge to the choir’s members.
The ceremony featured the orchestra Les Symphonistes Européens under the direction of conductor Pierre-Yves Gronier.
2011 – Les Musicales de Beloeil
Saturday, 27 August 2011, Château de Beloeil, Beloeil
The Brussels Choral Society performed Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with the Brussels Philharmonic, directed by Michel Tabachnik and featuring the baritone José Van Dam, at the outdoor classical musical festival held annually in the grounds of the Château de Beloeil. The choir had to adapt to the unusual and challenging staging conditions, and the concert received a magnificent reception from the large audience of festival-goers.
2007 – Eurostar: opening celebration of the new St Pancras terminal
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 Gare du Midi, Brussels
As part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, the Brussels Choral Society was engaged to perform a number of choruses from Handel’s Messiah.
"I was so happy to hear the BCS with the EOB at the Christmas concert in December 2013. Everything you could want from a good choir had gathered there: beautiful shades while maintaining a true intonation, also rich colors and a rigor worthy of professionals. The diction also pleasantly surprised me. As for volume, strong nuances are never garish but still good sound while keeping a nice roundness."
– Jacques Vanherenthals, Artistic Director of the Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
"I am always struck by the roundness and warmth of the vocal sound of the Brussels Choral Society. Their Gloria by Poulenc was presented in a particularly refined style."
– Eric Lederhandler, Musical Director of Nuove Musiche