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

Our 90th Anniversary

2022, our 90th Anniversary Year, is a very special year for the choir.  We are celebrating with two concerts of Bach's music, followed by Handel's Messiah.  Here are the dates. 

Saturday 19 March 2022

7.30pm in St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bach    St John Passion


Saturday 21 May 2022

7.30pm in St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bach                O ewiges Feuer (BWV34)

Bach                O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht (BWV118)

Bach/Kuhnau  Der Gerechte kommt um 

Vivaldi             Gloria in D


Saturday 12 November 2022

7.00pm in The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds

Handel             Messiah

Bury Bach Choir 90th Anniversary Brochure

We've created a colour brochure which recounts highlights of the choir's history since its formation in 1932.  Do take a look, there are some surprises!

Click here to see our 90th Anniversary Brochure flipbook online

or click below to download the pdf
Bury Bach Choir_90th Anniversary Brochur[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 MB]

or click on each page below

This poem was written by choir member and poet Gillian Grinham to celebrate our Anniversary

Bury Bach Choir - 90 Years


The baton is lifted,
Our voices soar,
The audience's hearts are raised,
And as in Leipzig centuries ago
The overwhelming outpouring of words and music
Mingle amid vaulted Cathedral rafters.


This concert represents a milestone,
It holds a special poignancy,
For each performer knows we do not sing alone -
Those other batons, other voices,
Musicians from our past
Join with us to celebrate the joy, the thrill -
Of making music!


Saturday 12 November 2022


Handel Messiah

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tickets on sale 5 September

Saturday 17 December 2022


A Christmas Celebration

Lavenham parish church

Tickets on sale 5 September

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