Nottingham Bach Choir is an auditioned choir rehearsing weekly on Tuesday evenings at St John’s Church, Carrington during term time. There are approximately one hundred members and the Choir is always happy to welcome more (see Join the Choir).  The Choir performs three main concerts each year usually in St Mary’s Church, Nottingham or at Southwell Minster, and also often gives a popular Christmas Concert in St Peter’s Church, Nottingham.

The Choir gives high quality performances and regularly receives outstanding reviews for its concerts.  It is renowned for its sensitive and expressive interpretations of a wide range of choral music ranging from the late Renaissance to the modern day, but in particular the works of J.S. Bach which are central to its repertoire. 

Successive conductors have put their own stamp on the Choir’s repertoire and performance style, with Paul Hale (Director of Music, 1990-2019) particularly championing the works of Elgar: the choir celebrated its 60th birthday with a performance of The Dream of Gerontius in Southwell Minster in 2014, and as part of Paul Hale’s final season, The Apostles was performed in November 2018.  For further details of previous performances click here.

If you are interested in joining Nottingham Bach Choir then contact our Membership Secretary through the Join the Choir page. If you wish to come to our concerts, then contact our Ticket Secretary or explore our website for further details.



Symphony No. 41 in C “Jupiter”
“Great” Mass in C minor

Sat 23 Nov 2019 | 7:30pm

Church of St Mary the Virgin


As part of the popular ‘Coffee Break’ Concert series

Sat 14 Dec 2019 | 11.30am

St Peter’s Church


Orchestral Suite No. 3 | Cantata No. 182

“Himmelskönig, sei willkommen” | Magnificat in D

Sat 28 Mar 2020 | 7.30pm

Southwell Minster


Elgar | Serenade of Strings

Britten | Rejoice in the Lamb, St Nicolas

Sat 20 Jun 2020 | 3.30pm

Church of St Mary the Virgin

Nottingham Bach Choir

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108 Blake Road,
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Nottingham. NG2 5JZ

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