President: David Hill MBE
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.
SPRING WORKSHOP 2019: Mozart Requiem, Saturday 26 January
St Michael's Without, Broad Street, Bath
9:30am-5:00 pm (sing through at 4:00 pm; audience welcome)
SPRING CONCERT 2019 30th March 2019. An Evening with J S Bach
Bath Bach Choir – Director: Nigel Perrin
Organ solos – Marcus Sealy
Continuo – Barbara Degener ('cello) Marcus Sealy (chamber organ)
Motet: Komm, Jesu, komm
Organ: Toccata in the Dorian mode (BWV 538)
Motet: Jesu, Meine Freude
Motet: Singet dem Herrn
Organ: Sonatina from Cantata 106
Sinfonia from Cantata 29
Motet: Lobet den Herrn
This intimate concert, to be presented at the newly-restored east end of Bath Abbey, sees Bath Bach Choir return to its roots, showcasing two contrasting genres of Bach's genius. Interspersed with the choir's performance of four of his outstanding German motets, composed in the 1720s for the choir of St Thomas's Leipzig, Marcus Sealy will perform two of Bach's most scintillating organ works, using the full range of the abbey's magnificent Klais organ.
The last time BBC performed Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (one of the motets) it was in front of Bach's grave at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig – an unforgettable moment in this choir's history. We look forward to giving an equally inspiring performance on 30 March 2019.
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.