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Founded 1915
Registered Charity 507520

Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir
Newcastle upon Tyne
Bach Choir


Latest News and Events

Welcome to the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir website - whether you are a member, a supporter or a visitor. On this site can be found information for members or for those thinking about joining the choir. There is a short history of the choir and an archive of events from the last decade or so. The events page has information about forthcoming concerts and other activities and details about how tickets can be purchased. Contact details are available as are some useful links to other organisations.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir is made up of over 100 singers and while deeply committed to performing the cantatas, and other works, of J.S. Bach the choir also performs a wide variety of other music. Members revel both in this music and in the friendships that are made and rehearsing and performing is a real delight. The choir performs at least three concerts each year and, for the last few years, this has included a major performance in Sage Gateshead.

The choir was founded in 1915 with the purpose of reviving Bach’s cantatas which had all but been neglected. As the choir enters its second century it continues to celebrate the legacy of this great composer and, alongside other choirs, to enjoy and promote choral music in Newcastle and the North East of England.


Centenary Year

The choir celebrated its centenary in 2015. Centenary Concert photos can be seen here

A book celebrating the last 100 years is now published

Music Director

Eric Cross brings to the choir his expertise as a choral conductor, his reputation as a music scholar and his warm sense of humour.



We are always pleased to welcome new members to the choir. Find out more about singing with the Bach Choir.

Find us

Bach Choir Centenary Book

Available now

The next rehearsal is on Monday 17 October at 6.30pm in the King’s Hall.