Bury Bach Choir offers competent singers the opportunity to rehearse with our experienced and talented Music Director Philip Reed and to perform a wide range of music with professional soloists and orchestra in a variety of venues.
We'd love you to join us.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings for two hours from 7:30 pm at the Lower Hall, King Edward VI School, Spring Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BH, between September and June.
On average we have 8 rehearsals for each concert.
If you think you would like to sing with the Choir, you are very welcome to contact our New Members' Secretary who can arrange for you to come to one of our rehearsals to see if you like us. After two or three rehearsals you will be asked to take a simple voice check with Philip. If he is happy then you will be invited to become a member of the Bury Bach Choir. The voice check is quick and easy, requires no preparation and is mainly so that Philip can be sure you are put in the right section of the choir for your voice. All choir members take a voice check every five years as sometimes, over time, a singer's range drops (it rarely goes up!)
We welcome singers of all ages and offer reduced subscriptions for members under the age of 26.
For the 2017/18 season we have planned a wonderful series of concerts, starting with Faure's Requiem, then Bach's Christmas Oratorio, followed by Mozart's C minor Mass (in Bury on 3 March and also in Snape on 17 March), and finally Haydn's Creation. The details are in the Concerts section of this website. Do contact me, Linda, and I'll tell you all about it. Rehearsals for our Faure concert (on 21 October) start on Wednesday 6 September.
Click here to contact our New Members' Secretary, Linda Cleveley.
Click here for a map showing King Edward VI School. *
* When finding us for the first time, please note that there are two entrances to King Edward VI School (Grove Road and Spring Lane), and we use the entrance off Spring Lane. To get there, go north (downhill) on Parkway from the Risbygate/Parkway roundabout, then turn left into Springfield Road (just after the fire station). Veer slightly right into Spring Lane at the first junction, then follow Spring Lane round a right angle bend to the left. The school entrance is on your right. You can park in the first car park on your right, then find us through the main door, which is up beyond the small car park on the left.
Saturday 21 October 2017
St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds
Charity concert including Fauré Requiem
Saturday 16 December 2017
Church of St Peter & St Paul, Lavenham
Saturday 3 March 2018
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday 2 June 2018
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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”.