This was a wonderful opportunity for us to sing to some new audiences in different venues abroad and to make friendships in France through making music. It was only possible because the hard work of members of the Bach Choir and the generosity and hospitality of many people in the places where we sang
...Tour organiser Alison Arlington
Around 30 members of the Nottingham Bach Choir have just returned from a successful concert tour of central France. Directed by their former accompanist Philip Collin, now Director of the Manchester Bach Choir, the group gave a number of performances to highly appreciative audiences in the Auvergne region, famous for the volcanic influence on its scenery and architecture.
Accompanied by John Pryer, organist of the Birmingham Oratory, the varied programme consisted primarily of works by European composers, including Fauré, Bach, Haydn, Bruckner and John Rutter.