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.

Here is a recording of Mozart’s famous Ave Verum in rehearsal at St John’s Carrington in November 2019:


Coming up

20 November 2021, St Mary’s

Britten  Rejoice in the Lamb
Corelli  ‘Christmas’ Concerto
Bach  Cantata No. 61
Britten  St Nicolas

11 December 2021, St Peter’s

Carol Concert

2 April 2022, Southwell

Bach  Johannes-Passion

June 2022, St Mary’s

Finzi  My spirit sang all day
Finzi  Magnificat
Holst  Nunc Dimittis
Brahms  Schickalslied  
Brahms  Geistliches Lied
plus song repertoire from bursary winner