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 is a year of transition for the choir, as we have already seen the retirement of Nigel Stark and the arrival of our new Musical Director, Christopher Cromar.

Nigel Stark directed the Bach Choir for thirteen years, and in that time 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 sang Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Theresa Mass, directed by our new Musical Director, Christopher Cromar and performed in All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa. We were accompanied by the Beauchamp Sinfonietta, a local orchestra with whom we often work, supporting each other in the varied music scene in the South Warwickshire area.

In Summer 2019 we are delighted to announce a special event for the choir – a performance featuring Classic FM presenter John Brunning’s recently premiered Unaccompanied Motets, plus 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 Chairman


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Term Dates

Summer Term

3rd July-28th August (incl) | Summer holiday – no rehearsals

Autumn Term

4th Sept | First Rehearsal
14th Sept | Come & Sing – see below
30th Oct | Half term, NO REHEARSAL
6th Nov | Last Wednesday rehearsal before the concert
7th Nov | Additional Thursday rehearsal before the concert

9th Nov | Concert: Fauré Requiem, Elgar Music Makers, All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa

Come and Sing

14th Sept | Come and Sing Carl Jenkins The Armed Man with Christopher Cromar and the Bach Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave, Leamington SpaOPEN TO ALL (see Concerts page for details)

Christmas 2019 Special

Saturday 14th Dec 3.00pm | Join the Bach Choir and bring your children along for a Bumper Family Concert of Seasonal Christmas Favourites, directed by Christopher Cromar and featuring Colin Druce on organ, All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa (see Concerts page for details)

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