Saturday 8th July, 2017

Dixit Dominus Handel

Four Coronation Anthems Handel 

Magnificat Buxtehude

​"I was delighted to sit through a really enjoyable, spirited and, thanks to the excellent interpretation and clarity of direction of their conductor, Richard Brain, stylistically accurate performance of this exciting setting of Psalm 110."

Emily Armour, soprano
Daisy Walford, soprano
Magid El-Bushra, counter-tenor
Richard Robbins, tenor
Michael Craddock, bass
Richard Brain, conductor
Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
Bishop's Stortford Sinfonia

Click here to read Andrew Bruce (Director of Music Bishop's Stortford College) review of Bishop's Stortford Choral Society's end of season baroque spectacular under the baton of Richard.

Saturday 21st May, 2016
We Are The Music Makers

"Bishop's Stortford Choral Society together with Hertfordshire Philharmonia, soloists Helen Stanley and Nick Beever, all under the baton of Richard Brain, proved they were indeed music makers of the highest calibre in their splendid and uplifting concert."

Click here to read Christopher Benham's full review of

Richard Brain and Bishop's Stortford Choral Society 

in the Herts and Essex Observer.

Full Programme:
The Music Makers, Elgar

Academic Festival Overture, Brahms

Five Mystical Songs, Vaughan Williams
Four Sacred Motets, Bruckner

Helen Stanley, mezzo soprano
Nick Beever, baritone
Richard Brain, conductor
Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
Hertfordshire Philharmonia

Saturday 12th December, 2015
Weihnachts Oratorium, ​Bach

"Richard Brain has clearly worked his choir hard; the attack was firm and precise, the words were clear and concentration was maintained throughout."

​​​Click here to read a review of Richard's debut performance with Bishop's Stortford Choral Society in the Herts and Essex Observer by Richard Lewin.

Emily Armour, soprano

Helen Stanley, alto

​Ruairi Bowen, tenor

Bozidar Smiljanic, bass

Richard Brain, conductor

Musica Donum Dei

Bishop's Stortford Choral Society

Further reviews of Richard's performances with Bishop's Stortford Choral Society can be found on their website: