bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

Philip Reed -

Music Director of Bury Bach Choir

Philip Reed is our highly talented and valued Music Director. Philip hales from east Suffolk and has been the Choir's Music Director since 2001. He is a renowned authority on Benjamin Britten having completed a PhD thesis on Britten's life and works. His CV is impressive, including co-editing the six volumes of Britten's letters.  See here for the choir's history including more details of Philip's career.


He gives a great deal to the choir and ensures that our performances are always a great success, enjoyed by audience and choir alike. With valued help from our Co-Presidents, Philip also engages superb soloists for our concerts. 

Philip rehearsing with the Prometheus Orchestra, who often accompany the choir.
On May 26th 2012 we were joined by Rachel Dyson, soprano, who definitely engaged the audience with Rule Britannia, draped in the Union Jack!


Saturday 21 May 2022


Vivaldi Gloria and glorious Bach

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”. 

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