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 2018/19 Season features all six of J. S. Bach’s motets across two lunchtime concerts, complemented by works from other composers influenced by him. We are pleased to have been invited to sing Handel’s Messiah with Peter Edge at St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch as part of our Christmas celebrations which also feature Carols by Candlelight concerts in Tattenhall and St Werburghs, Chester. 2019 will see us running two come and sing events and a return to Storyhouse, Chester for a lighter concert featuring music of the 1920s. And our season climaxes with a most memborable concert experience, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. This is something the choir has been working towards over the last 3 years, including fundraising to support the combined forces of the 18th Century Sinfonia and the English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble. This will be a high point for Chester music making and will sound brilliant within Chester Cathedral’s acoustics.
Our programme of future concerts and events is listed below:
In 2019, we invite you to Come and Sing Handel’s Samson. You get to act as a real Philistine and also watch the pillars come down on poor Samson’s head while singing some of the liveliest choruses!
Chester Bach Singers performs all six of J.S.Bach’s motets over two lunchtime concerts. In this concert, Bach’s Komm, Jesu, komm, Fürchte dich nicht and Singet dem Herrn are complemented by motets by Mendelssohn, who rescued so much of Bach’s music from obscurity in the early nineteenth century.
Join Chester Bach Singers as they don their tap shoes, feather boas and pearls to enjoy music from the Roaring Twenties.
It’s been a while since Chester Bach Singers trod the boards with G & S but they invite you to swell the chorus as Gondoliers or Contadine in one of the duo’s most tuneful creations.
The 2018-19 season climaxes with one of the most memorable concert experiences: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, performed in the inspiring architecture of Chester Cathedral, a worthy stand-in for St Mark’s Venice.