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 ‘Amazing Day’.  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

Autumn Term

5th September | First Rehearsal
25th October | Annual General Meeting during rehearsal
31st October | Half term, no rehearsal
1st December | Concert: All Saints Church, Leamington Spa
Bach – Christmas Oratorio parts 1,2, 3
5th December | Social event to say goodbye to Nigel
No Christmas Concert

Spring Term

9th January | First Rehearsal
19th January | Come and Sing Mozart Requiem: Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa. 10:00 – 16:00
19th February | Half term, no rehearsal
30th March | Concert: All Saints Church, Leamington Spa
Mozart – Requiem, Haydn Theresienmesse
3rd and 10th April | Easter, no rehearsals

Summer Term

1st May  | First Rehearsal
29th May | Half term, no rehearsal
26th June | Last rehearsal before Summer holidays
29th June | Concert: Venue TBD
Piece/s by Classic FM presenter John Brunning, who will attend, plus other works

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

Latest News

Link to Will Todd ‘Mass in Blue’ Album on Spotify

Hi Everyone –

Another really positive rehearsal tonight, but as Colin says, we will need to put the hours in at home too!

This is a great recording by the Vasari Singers, available on a free music streaming site called Spotify.  Click the link below to access it.

Will Todd – ‘In the Mood’

You will need to register for a free account, like you would for Amazon etc., but this is very quick and simple.

Happy singing!

P.s. if you don’t want to hear the adverts then you will need to pay a small membership fee – I can highly recommend investing in Spotify – I’ve been a paid up member for the last 4 years and for less than the price of one CD per month you are able to legally access a huge amount of music on line.


One of the RLSBC basses has just pointed out that these extremely helpful midi files are also available.

Very useful voice part recordings (like cyberbass) just click here:



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