Welcome

The Nottingham Bach Choir  was formed in 1954 and has been making a major contribution to the musical life of Nottingham since then. Most of its concerts are held in St Mary's Church, but also performs regularly in Southwell Minster. There are approximately 110 members who rehearse weekly under its inspirational Director of Music, Paul Hale. The choir gives high quality performances and is renowned for its sensitive and expressive interpretations of a wide range of choral music, in particular the works of Bach.

Nottingham Bach Choir is an auditioned choir rehearsing on Tuesdays at St John's Church, Carrington, and performs three concerts a year. It also performs a popular Christmas Concert each year at St. Peter's Church, Nottingham as part of their Coffee Morning series.

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 concerts, most recently for a performance of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Amongst our recent seasons, we celebrated 60 years with a magnificent performance of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in Southwell Minster.

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

 

Liz Chant Bursary

for singers aged 16-30

As a result  of a generous legacy left by long standing choir member, Liz Chant, the choir is making an annual award of £1000 to a young singer or singers who show outstanding potential. The award committee reserves the right to share the award between suitable applicants, or not to make the award at all at their sole discretion.

Who can apply?

Young singers aged 16-30 whose home address is in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. You  should have passed Grade 6 or equivalent and be either currently studying singing or applying to specialise in vocal studies at a further or higher education institution.

What can the bursary be used for?

This is an unrestricted bursary which can be used for any expenses connected with your vocal studies.

How will applicants be assessed?

We are looking for someone who shows excellence in communication and performance.

You will be assessed by:

  • your written application,
  • your recording of application pieces
  • if you are short-listed, by an audition and a short interview. If you are shortlisted you may bring your own accompanist or choose to be accompanied by Philip Robinson.

The panel will comprise the Musical Director and Deputy Director of NBC, two choir members and Philip Robinson.

Timeline

The closing date for applications is  noon on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be auditioned and interviewed on a Sunday afternoon in April 2018.

The winner will be announced by 30th April 2018.

To download a Bursary application form, please click on the link.

If you have questions, please email Lynda Wilson at nbclibrarian@gmail.com.

 

Your application will be acknowledged.

Our next concert is:

 

 

holly

 

CHRISTMAS COFFEE BREAK CONCERT

 ST PETER’S CHURCH, NOTTINGHAM

 SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER 2017 11AM

 with

 HARP     ROISIN HICKEY

 ORGAN     MICHAEL LEUTY

ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR   PETER SIEPMANN

 

Nottingham Bach Choir's annual performance of carols and readings will this year bring the St Peter's Coffee Break series of concerts to a festive conclusion. Assistant Musical Director of NBC, Peter Siepmann will lead a performance of some of the finest seasonal music written including Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Take a break from the Christmas shopping rush and join us for coffee and mince pies (served from 10.15am) and immerse yourself in the sounds and spirit of Christmas.

Admission by donation.

NOTTINGHAM BACH CHOIR
CONCERT SEASON 2017-18

GF HANDEL
SAUL
Saturday 25th November 2017
St Mary's Church. Lacemarket.

JS BACH
St JOHN PASSION
Saturday 24th March 2018
St Mary's Church, Lacemarket.

ROSSINI
PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE
Saturday 16th June 2018
St Mary's Church, Lacemarket,