How to add BSO concerts to your calendar

Here are some instructions for subscribing to BSO concerts so that they appear on your phone or computer and are updated automatically from this web site. This means you always have the latest concert details as soon as they are updated and you know when future concerts are to avoid clashes.

On many modern phones or tablets, all you need to do is tap or click this QR code, or focus your camera on it. If that doesn’t work, try the application-specific instructions below.

Microsoft Outlook or Mail on a computer

You will need to sign up for a free email account at www.outlook.com if you don’t already have one. Then click the Calendar symbol at the left and select Add calendar.

Calendar symbol and Add calendar link

In the popup, select Subscribe from web then enter webcal://www.bromleysymphony.org/categories/concerts/ical/. The Bromley Symphony rehearsals should appear in your calendar soon afterwards in a distinct colour (that you can change). If you normally use a web browser to access your calendar this is all you need to do.

If you use Outlook or Mail on a Windows computer you will need to add this new email account to that program (if it’s not there already) to see the calendar there.

If the new calendar appears side-by-side instead of all in one view, click the little arrow at the top left of the new tab to “View in overlay mode”.

Outlook snapshot

Your normal calendar and the BSO concerts should now be visible in the same calendar. You can change the colour by right-clicking on the calendar.

Mac OSX

From the Calendar application, select File > New Calendar Subscription. Paste in webcal://www.bromleysymphony.org/categories/concerts/ical/ as above. The BSO concerts should appear in the calendar – if not, check that the box next to the new calendar subscription is checked.

Mac OSX screenshot 

Google calendar on the web

If you use the online Google calendar at www.google.com/calendar click the dropdown arrow beside “Other calendars” and select “Add by URL”. Paste in webcal://www.bromleysymphony.org/categories/concerts/ical/  as above. The BSO concerts should appear in your calendar in a different colour.

Snapshot of Google Calendar

Android phones

First follow the instructions above to add BSO rehearsals to Google calendar on the web. The new calendar should automatically appear on your phone in a distinct colour soon afterwards. You may find that only the next 12 months will be synchronised – there doesn’t seem to be any way to change this.

If you don’t see any concerts, check that they are visible at www.google.com/calendar and then on your phone check that synchronisation is enabled by going to Settings > Accounts > Google then tap your account name (probably your gmail address) and check that Sync Calendar is selected.

iPhone and iPad

Navigate to Settings > Passwords & Accounts or Settings > Calendar > Accounts then Add Account > Other > Add Subscribed Calendar, enter webcal://www.bromleysymphony.org/categories/concerts/ical/ and click Save. The BSO concerts should appear in your calendar after a few minutes.

Thunderbird

Click the Calendar symbol then the ‘+‘ symbol  and select On the Network. In the next window select Format: iCalendar (ICS) and enter webcal://www.bromleysymphony.org/categories/concerts/ical/ as the location and click Continue. Give the calendar a name such as BSO Concerts and click Continue then Done. The BSO concerts should appear after a few minutes