bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
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Christmas Jumper Day rehearsal 2018

STOP PRESS

We are recruiting new singers in all voices for the start of our 2019/20 Season.  So, if you enjoy singing and would like to try us, contact Linda Cleveley on 01284 703348 or 07757 316553; or Tess Wright on 01284 388167.  See below for more details.  Details of all our concerts during the coming season (including Brahms Requiem, Verdi Requiem and Handel Messiah) are on this website.  We’d love you to join us!

 

PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS

Please if possible, arrive at King Edward VI School between 7.00 and 7.15pm on Wednesday 4 September. We hope to have everyone checked in by 7.30.  For directions, click here.

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.

Keeping Up To Date

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 Facebook, Twitter 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.

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.

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Recent Concerts

Click here for details of our recent concerts.

Concerts

2019/20 Season

Saturday 16 November 2019

7.30pm

The Apex, Charter Square

Brahms Requiem and The Armed Man

Tickets on sale 2 September

Saturday 14 December 2019

7.30pm

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

A Christmas Celebration

Tickets on sale 2 September

Saturday 7 March 2020

7.30pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Verdi Requiem

Tickets on sale 2 September

Future Concerts

Details here

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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”. 

The Music Sales Charitable Trust

Major sponsor of the choir

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