Bangkok Music Society marks 40 years
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Bangkok Music Society marks 40 years

Bangkok Music Society marks 40 years
BMS Choir. (Photo courtesy of Bangkok Music Society)

Bangkok Music Society marks its 40th anniversary with a special concert featuring music from the Romantic era performed by the BMS Choir at Goethe Institute, Sathon 1, on Sunday at 4pm.

Titled "Musikalische Romanze", the performance will feature a repertoire of both choral and instrumental works by mostly German composers of the 19th century who were responding musically to the artistic and literary Romanticism movement of the time.

The BMS Woodwind Ensemble and guest artists, Silpakorn University Brass Ensemble, will perform during the first half of the programme. In the second part, the 40-strong BMS Choir will be singing songs by well-known composers of the era.

These include Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, as well as two of the best known female composers -- Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (Felix Mendelssohn's sister) and Clara Schumann (Robert Schumann's wife), whose work is, most unjustly, rarely performed.

The BMS Choir of international singers from over 20 countries will be conducted by music director Saranya Saratham and accompanied on piano by well-known Thai composer Morakot Cherdchoo-ngarm.

Bangkok Music Society is one of the oldest music groups in Thailand, established by Amnad Khitapanna, one of Thailand's foremost architects and an accomplished singer and pianist.

Tickets cost 600 baht, 500 baht for members and 300 baht for students. They can be purchased at the door or in advance at


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