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 our concerts are held in St Mary's Church, but we also perform regularly in Southwell Minster. There are approximately 110 members who  rehearse weekly 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 on Tuesdays at St John's Church, Carrington, and perform three concerts a year. We also perform a popular Christmas Concert each year at St. Peter's Church, Nottingham

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.

STOP PRESS: We are currently seeking Soprano I voices to join us, for further details click on the Join the Choir page.

Nottingham Bach Choir is a registered charity number 508139

 

Our next concert is:

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Saturday 17th June 2017    7.30pm

St Mary's Church, Lace Market, Nottingham
Duruflé            Requiem
Duruflé            Suite pour Orgue
Parry               Songs of Farewell

Conductor       Paul Hale
Organist         Simon Hogan

Mezzo soprano   Emma Rae Ward   and Bass   Stephen Cooper  
Cello   Mark Hacking  

As the tragic events of World War I were unfolding, Parry composed his Songs of Farewell, a collection of six motets. Written for unaccompanied voices, it is considered to be one of the masterpieces of 20th century choral composition. The recurring theme is that of the temporary nature of life and the redeeming power of faith.
Duruflé’s greatest influences as a composer were Gregorian Chant and the works of Ravel and Debussy. His Requiem, completed in 1947, is the largest and best-known of his works. It is an exquisitely crafted piece for voices and organ. The tranquility and restrained intensity of Duruflé’s writing place the Requiem amongst the foremost choral works of the 20th century.

NOTTINGHAM BACH CHOIR
CONCERT SEASON 2016-17

J S BACH
CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Saturday 26th November 2016
St Mary's Church. Lacemarket.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
SAINT PAUL
Saturday 1st April 2017
St Mary's Church, Lacemarket.

DURUFLE
REQUIEM
PARRY
SONGS OF FAREWELL
Saturday 17th June 2017
St Mary's Church, Lacemarket,