Chester Bach Singers is one of the finest chamber choirs in the North West of England. With its associated baroque Orchestra, Chester Bach Singers presents a season of concerts in and around Chester and has appeared in concert series across the UK. Established in September 1976, the 2016/17 season marked our 40th Anniversary Season.Our programme of future concerts and events is listed below:
Dvořák Stabat Mater in piano version. Conductor: Martin Bussey; Soloists: Emily Burnett (sop), Lucy Vallis (alto), Will Smith (tenor), Peter Edge (bass); Pianist: Catherine Barnett. Dvořák’s Stabat Mater is a religious cantata based on the text of Jacopone da Todi’s 13th century poem, which describes Mary’s grief at the death of her son. Whilst it comes from a place of great personal tragedy, it expresses tremendous hope and is one of the towering monuments of choral music.
Sunday 10 December 2017 7.30 pm St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall CH3 9QE Carols by Candlelight Tickets: £12 Adults and £5 Full Time Students/Under 18s. Includes seasonal refreshments. Join Chester Bach…
Saturday 16 December 2017 7.30pm St Werburgh’s, Chester, CH1 1QJ Carols by Candlelight Tickets: £12 Adults and £5 Full Time Students/Under 18s. Includes seasonal refreshments. Join Chester Bach Singers to…
An opportunity to rehearse most of Verdi’s Requiem followed by a scratch performance at 5.00pm, which will be open to the public.
Encounter frogs, locusts, tidal waves and much more as Chester Bach Singers return to Chester Cathedral to perform Handel’s exciting and vivid piece Israel in Egypt. This work is always one of the choral singer’s favourites because the choir is the star of the show.
Saturday 28 April 2018 St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester CH1 2DW A One-day Workshop with Bob Chilcott This will include the Jazz Mass, which will feature in our June concert
Faure’s Requiem is one of the most popular of all choral works. Written by the composer in memory of his parents, it is a gentle, reflective piece that provides comfort for those left behind. Faure was a great melody writer, and several movements, including the famous Pie Jesu, as well as the Agnus Dei, are based around melodies which stay with the listener long after the performance. This short concert of just over an hour, followed by refreshments, will include other, shorter works to contrast and show the choir’s many talents.