More information about the group

The Bristol Folk Singers are a friendly choir coming together to sing English Folk Songs in traditional harmony. We sing for the joy of singing but have also have performed in many venues and at the Priddy and Bristol Folk Festivals . One of the highlights of our year is our Christmas concert where we perfom traditional carols at Horfield Baptist church, then sing them again in various pubs on Gloucester road. To join this group of singers you don't need to audition and you don't need to be able to read music. All songs are taught by ear with music provided. The group is lead by Matt Norman

Joining the Choir

The choir rehearses at B&A 160a Gloucester Road BS7 8NT. We rehearse 5 times each half term and the 5 sessions cost £35. Rehearsal dates are below. There is currently a waiting list for the choir, please send an email if you would like to sing with us.

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Matt Norman

Matt is a very experienced choir leader, conductor and arranger. He trained with Wren Music in Devon as a community musican and has worked on hundreds of projects with people of all ages. He creates a relaxed, fun atmosphere but also gets high quality performances from his groups. All of the choir's repertoire has been arranged by Matt and he has published two books of arrangements of traditional songs for choirs.
Matt is also a multi-instrumentalist specialising playing English folk music on mandolin and fiddle. For more infomation click the link below for his website.

Matt's Website

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held at Horfield Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8PD on Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

Jan 17,24,31
Feb 7,14,
Half Term
Feb 28
March, 7,14,21,28
Easter Holiday
April 25
May 2,9,16,23
Half Term
June 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11
Summer Holiday
September 26
October 3, 10, 17
Half Term
October 31st
November 7, 14, 21, 28
Dcember 5

Jan 9,16,23,30
Feb 6
Half Term
Feb 27
Mar 6,13, 20, 27
Easter Holiday
April 17, 24
May Bank Holiday
May 8, 15, 22
Half Term
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3
Summer Holiday
September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16
Half Term
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4

Contact: bristolfs@mattnorman.org