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Welcome to Bath Bach Choir

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.


AUTUMN 2018  

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.


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

JS Bach:  St Matthew Passion  June: Bath Abbey

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.






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