The Nottingham Bach Choir has been making a major contribution to the musical life of Nottingham since its formation in 1954. We have approximately 110 members who rehearse under our inspirational Director of Music, Paul Hale. We aim to give high quality performances which show sensitive and expressive interpretations of a wide range of choral music.
We are an auditioned choir rehearsing once a week at St John's Church, Carrington, and performing four times a year in various venues including St Mary's Church, The Albert Hall and Southwell Minster.
Although the works of J.S. Bach are central to our repertoire, we regularly perform choral music ranging from the late Renaissance era to the modern day. Outstanding reviews are regularly received for our performances and Britten's War Requiem in the Albert Hall was a particular highlight of 2013.
If you are interested in joining us or coming to our concerts, then explore our website for details of concerts, membership and workshops.
Nottingham Bach Choir is a registered charity number 508139
Our next concert is:
Saturday 18th June 2016 7.30pm
Pergolesi/Francesco Durante Magnificat
Pergolesi wrote many operas and sacred works, his most famous being his Stabat Mater. The disarray of his personal papers after his death at the age of only 26 years may have led to the attribution of the Magnificat to Francesco Durante, his teacher at the Naples Conservatoire.
Magnificat combines seamlessly the style of church tradition and Neopolitan “style gallant” or rococo, in a glorious, unsentimental setting of Mary’s song of gratitude.
J S Bach Lobet den Herrn BWV 230
Bach's setting of Psalm 117:1-2 is the only motet set for voice parts and an independent continuo line.
Written in 1715 for performance by his pupils at the Ospedale della Pietà, Vivaldi’s Gloria lay undiscovered for over two hundred years. Gloria’s ebullient style has an immediate and universal appeal and remains a well-loved concert piece.
Marcello Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Attributed to Alessandro Marcello, this popular oboe concerto is one of the most frequently performed in the repertory. It was first published in the early 18th century and is the perfect companion piece to both Bach and Vivaldi works being performed.