Letter from the Chairman

         “Welcome to the Bach Choir’s 2018-19 season of music.

If you are new to the area and looking for a choir, or are thinking of returning to singing after a break, then come and join us any Wednesday evening at Lillington School.

This will be a year of transition for the choir, as we shall see the retirement of Nigel Stark and the arrival of our new Musical Director, Christopher Cromar.

Nigel Stark has directed the Bach Choir for thirteen years, and in that time has challenged us with programmes including everything from Oratorio to Opera, Bach to Bernstein, and many more in between! Under his baton the choir has performed a variety of music, some of it new to us, and we have all learned and grown as musicians.

In the Spring we shall be singing Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Theresa Mass, to be directed by Christopher and performed on March 30th in All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa. We shall be accompanied by the Beauchamp Sinonietta, a local orchestra who we often work with, supporting each other in the varied music in the South Warwickshire area.

In Summer we are delighted to announce a special event for the choir- a première of  Classic FM’s John Brunnning’s  new work, Five unaccompanied motets. We will also be singing his ‘Amazing Day’ and John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit  This is a wonderful opportunity for the choir and will be performed  at All Saints’ church. It may even be recorded for Classic FM…watch this space.”

Melanie Forse

Term Dates

Spring Term

9th January | First Rehearsal
19th January | Come and Sing Mozart Requiem: Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa. 10:00 – 16:00
20th February | Half term, no rehearsal

13th March | Spring Quiz – Homonyms (29th of March)
29th March | Additional rehearsal
30th March | Concert: Mozart – Requiem, Haydn Theresienmesse, All Saints Church, Leamington Spa
3rd April | Last rehearsal before Easter. Return concert scores and begin music for Summer
10th, 17th, 24th April | Easter Holidays, no rehearsals

Summer Term

1st May  | First Rehearsal
29th May | Half term, no rehearsal
26th June | Last Wednesday before the Summer holidays
28th June | Additional rehearsal before the concert, last before the summer break
29th June | Concert: Amazing Day by Classic FM presenter John Brunning, who will attend, plus other works, All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa
3rd July-28th August (incl) | Summer holiday – no rehearsals

Summer Term

14th of September 2019 Come and Sing at the Holy Trinity, The Armed Man Carl Jenkins

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at Lillington Primary School from 7.30 – 9.45

Latest News

Goodbye and Thank You

The RLSBC is sad to announce the death of one of its former Musical Directors, Peter Hurford OBE (22 November 1930 – 3 March 2019).
Peter was a Musical Director of the choir from 1956-57.


Peter Hurford OBE

New members – Wednesday

This Wednesday the rehearsals are back in Lilington Primary at 7.30PM, after the half term is over. Don’t forget the books for charity book sale inventory.

Anyone considering joining us is very welcome. It’s a standard rehearsal and a very good time to join.

Facebook invitation with more details:


Charity Quiz

Take part in the fun and take a chance to sponsor us with £2! The quiz submission deadline is end of March and the prize is a large chocolate bunny to be picked up in Leamington Spa.