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

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

Autumn Term

4th Sept | First Rehearsal
14th Sept | Come & Sing – see below
30th Oct | Half term, no rehearsal
5th Nov | Last Wednesday rehearsal before the concert
7th Nov | Additional rehearsal before the concert
8th Nov | Concert: Baroque Evening with Handel & Purcell, 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

Latest News

Haydn Tonight!

I personally can’t wait.

Dust off your evening fashions and come have the full enjoyment of this glorious Spring Saturday!

We will have:

  • the best amateur choir in the area
  • esteemed conductor Chris Cromar in his inaugural concert with us
  • wonderful accompanist Colin Druce on the organ
  • unmissable Beauchamp Sinfonietta
  • the choicest soloists: Charlotte Richardson, Felicity Buckland, Christopher Bowen, Miles Horner
  • wine and raffle in the interval

See us tonight!


Spring concert and wine and music and more Spring

Saturday is so soon and we can’t wait 🔜.

It will be a nice Spring evening with wine and music and more Spring! 🎼 Potentially good weather? Definitely good company.

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Happy Birthday JS Bach!

It’s 334 years since the day! Imagine the cake 😉

Are you doing anything to mark the occasion today?

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