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Our future programme of concerts
Due to the continuing restrictions and uncertainty affecting rehearsals and performances, we have postponed indefinitely our future concert programme. We hope very much to be allowed to start rehearsing and performing again some time in 2021.
Updates will be posted on this website.
Meanwhile, so that we're ready for the end of restrictions, members of the choir are keeping our voices in trim through voice coaching, and through socially distanced singing (with face masks!) in small groups.
Thank you, and we greatly look forward to welcoming you again to our concerts, when the situation allows.
Tess Wright, Chair, Bury Bach Choir
14 October 2020
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 88th birthday in 2020.
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.
Although we're not rehearsing at the moment due to Covid-19, we'd love to hear from you any time soon. Keep an eye on this website and our social media channels for further updates of how to join us later this season.
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.
Click here for details of our recent concerts.
Possible concert dates and venues (if restrcitions are lifted)
Saturday 13 March 2021
The Apex, Charter Square
Saturday 22 May 2021
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday 13 November 2021
The Apex, Charter Square
Saturday 18 December 2021
The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham
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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”.