President: David Hill
Vice Presidents: Elizabeth Bates, Eleanor Robertson, Jonathan Willcocks
Founder: Cuthbert Bates
Musical Director: Nigel Perrin
Accompanist: Marcus Sealy
Bath Bach Choir, formed in 1946, sings a broad and exciting repertoire from the great sacred works of Bach to the cool, secular motets of Whitacre, bringing joy, passion and precision to everything we perform. Since 1990 the internationally renowned and inspirational Nigel Perrin has been our Musical Director, bringing demanding standards and fun to our rehearsals and brilliance to our public performances. Please explore the website to find out more about us, how to join us, and our concerts past and future.
Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30 pm Kingswood Theatre (Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG)
David Fanshawe: African Sanctus. Featuring BackBeat Percussion Quartet
African Sanctus is the best-known work by British composer and ethnomusicologist David Fanshawe. Widely acclaimed for its passion, colour, vivacity and raw emotion, it juxtaposes and interweaves the Latin text of the Mass with traditional African music heard and recorded by the composer on his epic journey across Africa in the late 1960s. Adding irrepressible vibrancy to the singers and recordings will be the amazing percussion group – BackBeat – which will open the show with a demonstration of its flare and virtuosity.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Dec 19th: St Michael Without
20th & 21st: Pump Room
SPRING CONCERT 2019 An evening with J S Bach - Saturday 30 March 2019 Bath Abbey
Motets: Lobet den Herrn, Jesu Meine Freude, Komm Jesu Komm & Singet dem Herrn
plus organ solos played by Marcus Sealy on the Klais organ
SUMMER CONCERT 2019 Saturday 6th July, Wells Cathedral.
A programme celebrating Mozart
Featuring guest artist, Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
including Exsultate Jubilate and the Requiem
SUMMER CONCERT 2020
JS Bach: St Matthew Passion June: Bath Abbey
SUMMER CONCERT 2021
JS Bach: Mass in B Minor June: Bath Abbey
OPEN REHEARSAL Anyone considering joining the choir is welcome to attend any normal Monday rehearsal to try us out. Contact Helen Roberts for details.