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Our future programme of concerts


Due to the constantly evolving situation concerning rehearsals and performances, we are not yet able to confirm our future concert programme, however we are now hopeful that we will start rehearsing again in September and perform later in 2021.


Updates will be posted on this website.


In preparation for this, members of the choir have been keeping our voices in trim through voice coaching, and we will be singing together in a choir reunion in August.


If you would like us to email you when our concert plans become clear, please complete this form.  Possible dates and venues are listed here and in the sidebar.


Thank you, and we greatly look forward to welcoming you again to our concerts.


Tess Wright, Chair, Bury Bach Choir


26 July 2021


For the latest news on the choir, click here or below.

BBCh Newsletter Issue 1 (Mar 2021).pdf
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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 89th birthday in 2021.


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.

Becoming a Friend or Sponsor


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.



Keeping up to date with the choir


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.


We are also active on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Calling All Singers

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 running full rehearsals 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. 

Recent concerts


Click here for details of our recent concerts.

James Recknell


In memory of James Recknell - please click here.


2021 Season


Possible concert dates and venues

Saturday 6 November 2021


The Apex, Charter Square

Saturday 18 December 2021


The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

Future Concerts

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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”. 

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Major sponsor of the choir

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