Our next concert is Bach's St Matthew Passion. It's in St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 6 April 2019, starting at 6.30pm.
This truly magnificent work is widely regarded as Bach's greatest masterpiece, and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Bury St Edmunds.
For full details and to buy tickets, click here. You can book unreserved tickets at £16 and £21 by clicking the appropriate seating area on the seating plan. By arriving at the cathedral at least 20 minutes before the start time you should be in good time to sit in the unreserved seats of your choice in the area you've booked. Note that the £21 seating areas are further forward and have the best view.
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 86th birthday in 2018.
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.
Raising money for the choir won’t cost you a penny.
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Click here for details of our recent concerts.
Saturday 6 April 2019
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Tickets now on sale
Saturday 15 June 2019
The Apex, Charter Square
Tickets now on sale
2019/20 Concert Season
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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”.