BCOS is a performing musical society with a difference: we rehearse and present works from both the choral and staged musical/operetta disciplines, performing a major choral work and a staged musical production at opposite ends of the year. Alongside these major productions, where time permits, we also present either a summer of Christmas concert.
2017 has seen us start our performing year with a sell out run of HMS Pinafore. Thank you to the hundreds of people that supported the show, to make it one of our most successful in many years. This was followed by our beautiful concert of the music of John Rutter. We ended the year with a fabulous joint Christmas concert with Trinity Camerata,.
2016 saw us present a sell out production of Carmen The Musical (if you missed it you missed a fantastic show!), followed by a magical evening celebrating the music of James Bond; everyone, including the audience, made a fantastic effort on the dress code of 'dress to impress'. We ended 2016 with the beautiful Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Jenkins' Armed Man Choral Suite, supported by the Akeman Chamber Orchestra and professional soloists.
Looking to 2018 we will be performing the amazing musical Chess - Look out for more details!
Our concerts are normally presented in St Edburg's Church and the staged production in The Cooper School, Bicester. We meet on Wednesday nights in St Mary’s School, Queen’s Avenue, Bicester, from 7:30pm-9:30pm for choral concerts and 7:30pm-10.00pm for staged works. Whether you sing, act, paint, sew, or build scenery, you will be most welcome as a member! Join us from 14th June when we start rehearsals for our autumn concert of the music of John Rutter.
Licence To Thrill Concert, 16th July 2016
Choir (above), Red Carpet (above right)
Audience Space ( bottom right)