News & Reviews

Read reviews of our performances and find out what the choir has been up to...

News & Reviews

Read reviews of our performances and find out what the choir has been up to...

Preparing for the B Minor Mass

Preparing for the B Minor Mass


Rehearsals are going very well for Bach's mighty Mass in B Minor - as mentioned on Classic FM!

Join us this Saturday, 25th November, 7.30pm at Southwell Minster for what promises to be a wonderful evening.  Tickets still available on the door.

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Liz Chant Bursary 2023

Liz Chant Bursary 2023

Theo, Abigail and Imogen

The bursary was awarded to Abigail Barker, following an afternoon of uplifting music-making at St John's Church, Carrington on 17 June.  The award enable Abi to attend the Siena Art Institute summer school in August.

Her programme comprised…

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MOZART “Great” Mass in C Minor - Jupiter Symphony Ave Verum

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They gave the Andante a subdued, unearthly melancholy and the finale was carried off brilliantly, breathtakingly fusing multiple melodies before hurtling to its triumphant conclusion in a blaze of trumpets and drums

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William Ruff
Nov 23, 2019

Innovative presentation of Mozart at his most sublime

The Nottingham Bach Choir is now under new management and a bit of subtle re-branding has occurred with familiar items in unexpected places.  However, loyal supporters can rest assured…

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Paul Hale Farewell Concert

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The work brims over with energy and to this Paul Hale added elegance, insightful phrasing and much care with diction

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By William Ruff
Jun 22, 2019

An era has ended: Paul Hale conducted his final Bach Choir concert on Saturday.  By rights he should have broken his baton in two and there should have been a loud clap of thunder.  Instead he very elegantly passed it on to his successor, Peter Siepmann.

Saturday’s…

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Liz Chant Bursary Prize Winner 2018

Liz Chant Bursary Prize Winner 2018

Emily Hodkinson

We are delighted to announce Emily Hodkinson as the winner of the Liz Chant Bursary Award 2018.

On receiving her award Emily comments

“I shall use the bursary to support my studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and this will…

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Edward Elgar: The Apostles

Paul Hale Conductor. Philippa Boyle Soprano. Jessica Gillingwater Mezzo soprano. Timothy Langston Tenor .Stephen Cooper Baritone. Marcus Farnsworth Baritone. Julian Empett Bass

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A grandly dignified richness of sound, laying before the audience with judiciously paced clarity some of the oratorio’s major themes

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Review by William Ruff
Nov 24, 2018

An Elgar oratorio with plenty of Wagnerian intensity

If you’re not religious (and even if you are) it could have been a bit daunting to open the Nottingham Bach Choir’s programme for Elgar’s The Apostles and see the nine pages of words which…

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