This support is vital to the future of the Choir.
It costs a lot of money to present three concerts each year with professional soloists and orchestra.
A concert including a popular work such as Handel's Messiah with four soloists and a small orchestra costs in the region of £9000.
An audience of 500 brings in £9500, thus giving a small profit of £500.
A concert which requires a large orchestra and four soloists such as the Verdi Requiem costs in the region of £17500.
If we manage to fill the cathedral with an audience of 700, this brings in £12500 leaving a shortfall of £5000. This shortfall must be met from members' subscriptions and sponsorship.
The annual subscription for a singing member is £155. In setting this subscription we have to set it low enough to keep the singers we need to perform large scale works, and high enough to pay for rehearsal facilities and to support our concerts.
In choosing the works we perform we have to balance popular works, which bring in money, with less popular works, which give variety both to our singers and audience.
We cannot continue to present concerts of the variety and quality which we have achieved in the past few years without the support and sponsorship of the Bury Bach Choir Friends' Association.
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
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”.