Our next event, on Saturday 3 March 2018, is in the cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. We'll be joining with the Aldeburgh Music Club choir to perform Mozart's C minor Mass. For full details of the programme, and tickets, click HERE.
And meanwhile, please support the choir by coming to...
Britten, Ireland, Flanders (& Swann!)
A fundraising concert for the Bury Bach Choir, by our Co-Presidents, Valerie Reid (mezzo-soprano) and Graeme Danby (bass).
Graeme and Valerie will be singing songs from British composers including Flanders and Swann, Peter Warlock, Benjamin Britten, Gilbert and Sullivan, John Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Peter Skellern, among others. It promises to be a lovely, lighthearted evening and great fundraiser for choir!
Saturday 20 January at the Baptist Church, Garland Street, Bury St Edmunds. Starting at 7.30pm, finishing around 9.30pm.
Tickets are £15 each in advance, available from any choir member and at the Cathedral Tourist Information Centre (in front of the cathedral), and £17 on the door – if there are any left by then! All tickets, cash only please.
The Bury St Edmunds Bach Choir, known to all as the Bury Bach Choir, was founded in 1932 to perform the great choral masterpieces, and is proud of its history and its central position in the cultural life of Bury St Edmunds. It was recently described by the East Anglian Daily Times as “a treasure for the town”. We celebrate our 85th birthday in 2017.
We give three major concerts each year with full professional orchestra and soloists, and also give a Christmas concert. Whether you are a choral music afficionado, or have just discovered classical music, you can enjoy the thrill of live music by coming to our concerts.
For details of our forthcoming concerts, and how to get tickets, go to the concerts section of this website. Our concerts are very popular, with audiences in excess of 400, so you need to book early to get the best seats.
There's lots of information about the choir throughout this website. We also produce an annual brochure giving full details of our concerts. To join our mailing list or our e-mailing list, please send this form or contact Susan Kodicek.
For the latest up-to-the-minute news of the choir visit the BBCh blog.
There is nothing to beat the experience of singing with a big choir. The Bury Bach Choir has over 100 active singing members and is fortunate to be able to perform in a number of beautiful venues – St Edmundsbury Cathedral, St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds, St Peter and St Paul Church in Lavenham, Holy Trinity Church in Long Melford and of course the wonderful Apex in the centre of Bury St Edmunds.
We have some vacancies in all voices. Come and join us! We are an auditioned choir with a great track record and an ambition to be one of the best choirs in East Anglia. Full details of how to join are here. We offer a special rate for singing members under 26 years of age. If you would like to sing with the Choir, you are very welcome to contact our New Members' Secretary, Linda Cleveley.
Many of our regular concert-goers choose to support live music in Bury St Edmunds by joining our Friends Association, or by sponsoring a concert.
You can find out how to become a friend or sponsor and about the benefits it brings by clicking here.
Raising money for the choir won’t cost you a penny.
Click here to find out how.
Click here for details of our recent concerts.
Saturday 3 March 2018
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Tickets on sale
Saturday 2 June 2018
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Ticket booking opens 19 February 2018
The Choir’s purpose is “to prepare and give public performances primarily of the core choral repertoire, using professional soloists and instrumentalists, to the highest possible standard”.