Bury Bach Choir very much regrets the cancellation of our Messiah concert in the cathedral on 16 May, which became impossible to stage due to the government's advice for
people to avoid social gatherings, to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (Covid-19). This has an impact on both choir rehearsals and the concert itself. We are very sorry for any disappointment
this may cause.
The Apex Box Office will in due course be contacting all ticket holders directly regarding reimbursement. They will also offer you the opportunity of donating your ticket money to the choir, to help us survive these difficult times and emerge (singing!) at the other end. They ask that customers refrain from contacting them and thank you in advance for your patience.
Tess Wright, Chair, Bury Bach Choir
18 March 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 87th birthday in 2019.
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.
Click here for details of our recent concerts.
Saturday 16 May 2020
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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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”.