Our Next Concert

Handel: Messiah

Please note the afternoon start time; there will be one 20 minute interval.

Saturday 20, April 2024, 3:00 pm
St Mary's Church, Nottingham

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Singing with Nottingham Bach Choir you will join a choir that performs a wide repertoire including one major work by J S Bach annually.

Singing with Nottingham Bach Choir you will join a choir that performs a wide repertoire including one major work by J S Bach annually.

Our Next Concert

Handel: Messiah

Please note the afternoon start time; there will be one 20 minute interval.

Possibly the most enduring work of the entire choral canon, Handel's wonderful Messiah is being performed by Nottingham Bach Choir for the first time since 2005.  But why April?  Though performances are most common at Christmas time, the work - telling as it does the entire story of Christ's incarnation, ministry, passion and resurrection - is well-suited to the Easter season; indeed its premiere was in April 1742.  We are delighted to be performing alongside a star-studded cast of soloists and, in a particularly exciting new venture for NBC, in collaboration with the St Mary's Church Children's Choirs.

Saturday 20, April 2024, 3:00 pm
St Mary's Church, Nottingham

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Nottingham Bach Choir is a friendly auditioned choir of around 80 singers which performs at least three concerts annually. Its wide repertoire includes a major Bach work each year.

We rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings at St John’s Church, Carrington during term time. There are around 80 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 concerts and 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 Turn on Javascript! or explore our website for further details.