Welcome to the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir website -  whether you are a member, a supporter or a visitor.

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.

On this site can be found information for members, or for those thinking about joining the choir, and contact details. There is a short history of the choir and the events page has information about forthcoming concerts and other activities and details about how tickets can be purchased.

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.

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We are always pleased to welcome new members to the choir.

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

The Choir celebrated its Centenary in 2015 and is now enjoying its second century.

Eric Cross

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We are rehearsing using  Zoom! Our next Zoom rehearsal will be on Monday 27 April at 6.30pm. Please click the Members link for more information or the Zoom link to join the rehearsal.

Sponsorship is wonderful for the Choir but can also bring real benefits to sponsors through good publicity and the enjoyment of our concerts.

We are very grateful for the support of Harlow Printing Ltd. If you would like to sponsor the Choir please contact our Chair at chair@newcastlebachchoir.org.uk

Our next planned concert was to be in the King’s Hall,

Newcastle University on Friday 12 June 2020 at 7.30pm

featuring Kodály: Missa Brevis, Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

and Finzi: Magnificat 

However, obviously at this stage our plans are entirely subject to the Coronavirus Crisis and advice given concerning it.

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