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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.

ChesterBachSingeers 2018-19 Season Brochure

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13-Oct-2018 Bach Comes to Town
14-Dec-2018 Handel’s Messiah
16-Dec-2018 Carols by Candlelight (Tattenhall)
22-Dec-2018 Carols by Candlelight (St Werburgh’s)
02-Feb-2019 Come & Sing Handel’s Samson
16-Feb-2019 Bach Comes Back to Town
30-Mar-2019 The Roaring Twenties: music from the 1920s
11-May-2019 Come & Sing Gilbert & Sullivan – The Gondoliers
08-Jun-2019 Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

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 Orchestra 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:

13-Oct-2018 Bach Comes to Town

Chester Bach Singers performs all six of J.S.Bach’s motets over two lunchtime concerts. In this concert, Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, Der Geist hilft and Jesu meine Freude are complemented by short choral pieces by Brahms and Reger.

14-Dec-2018 Handel’s Messiah

Composed by Handel in 1741, the Messiah reflects on Christ’s birth, the Passion and Christ’s life, death and resurrection. St Alkmund’s Church hosts this concert, with fantastic soloists and the Chester Bach Singers. Do come along!

16-Dec-2018 Carols by Candlelight (Tattenhall)

Chester Bach Singers once again provides the perfect mix of old and new, the familiar and the less well known, in its accompaniment to the Christmas season.

22-Dec-2018 Carols by Candlelight (St Werburgh’s)

Chester Bach Singers once again provides the perfect mix of old and new, the familiar and the less well known, in its accompaniment to the Christmas season.

02-Feb-2019 Come & Sing Handel’s Samson

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!

16-Feb-2019 Bach Comes Back to Town

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.

30-Mar-2019 The Roaring Twenties: music from the 1920s

Join Chester Bach Singers as they don their tap shoes, feather boas and pearls to enjoy music from the Roaring Twenties as Chester Bach Singers returns to the Storyhouse Studio.

11-May-2019 Come & Sing Gilbert & Sullivan – The Gondoliers

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.

08-Jun-2019 Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

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.