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

How to Join the Choir

Bury Bach Choir offers competent singers the opportunity to rehearse with our experienced and talented Music Director Philip Reed and to perform a wide range of music with professional soloists and orchestra in a variety of venues.


We'd love you to join us.


We rehearse on Wednesday evenings for two hours from 7:30 pm at the Lower Hall, King Edward VI School, Spring Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BH, between September and June.


On average we have 8 rehearsals for each concert.


If you think you would like to sing with the Choir, you are very welcome to contact our New Members' Secretary who can arrange for you to come to one of our rehearsals to see if you like us. After two or three rehearsals you will be asked to take a simple voice check with Philip. If he is happy then you will be invited to become a member of the Bury Bach Choir. The voice check is quick and easy, requires no preparation and is mainly so that Philip can be sure you are put in the right section of the choir for your voice.  All choir members take a voice check every five years as sometimes, over time, a singer's range drops (it rarely goes up!)


We welcome singers of all ages and offer reduced subscriptions for members under the age of 26.


For the 2018/19 season we have planned a wonderful series of concerts, starting with a Remembrance concert including Duruflé's Requiem, then our Christmas Celebration, followed by Bach's St Matthew Passion, and finally Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.  The details are in the Concerts section of this website.  Do contact me, Linda, and I'll tell you all about it.  Rehearsals for our Remembrance concert (on 10 November) start on Wednesday 5 September.


Click here to contact our New Members' Secretary, Linda Cleveley.


Click here for a map showing King Edward VI School. *


* When finding us for the first time, please note that there are two entrances to King Edward VI School (Grove Road and Spring Lane), and we use the entrance off Spring Lane.  To get there, go north (downhill) on Parkway from the Risbygate/Parkway roundabout, then turn left into Springfield Road (just after the fire station). Veer slightly right into Spring Lane at the first junction, then follow Spring Lane round a right angle bend to the left.  The school entrance is on your right.  You can park in the first car park on your right, then find us through the main door, which is up beyond the small car park on the left.

We were on Radio!

Bury Bach Choir, the friendly choir, featured on BBC Radio Suffolk, 30 October 2018
MP3 audio file [3.9 MB]


2018/19 Season

Saturday 15 December 2018


The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

A Christmas Celebration

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Saturday 6 April 2019


St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bach St Matthew Passion

Tickets now on sale

Saturday 15 June 2019


The Apex, Charter Square

Purcell Dido and Aeneas

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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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