We are East Sussex Bach Choir. Our aim is to perform a varied repertoire of baroque and renaissance works to a very high standard. We engage professional soloists and high-quality period players to bring experience and excellence to our performances. We follow the practice of ‘historically informed performance’, getting as close as possible to the composer’s original intention. While the choir’s repertoire certainly includes the works of JS Bach, it is by no means limited to these. 

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We aim to benefit our members and the wider community through the performance of a varied repertoire, principally baroque, to a very high standard.

We aim to develop and improve our singing talent and enjoy the singing experience. 

We firmly believe that reward and effort go hand in hand. This is never truer than in choral singing.  Our standards and expectations in this respect are high.


East Sussex Bach Choir has continued to rehearse online during the current restrictions.  However, we are excited to announce our first concerts since the onset of the pandemic, when we will hopefully be able to perform to live audiences.

Our first concert will be on Sunday 11th July 2021 at St Michael's Church, Lewes when we will be singing  Vivaldi's beautiful Magnificat together with choruses from Handel's Acis and Galatea.  We will be performing the same concert twice on the same day, to enable social distancing & reduced audience numbers, in line with the current government restrictions. Tickets for these concerts are available from the right hand column of this page.

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East Sussex Bach Choir is seeking new members. Strong singers in all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses, will be considered. We have an active policy of developing talent within our group. If you would like to be part of this process please get in touch.

We are particularly keen in recruiting young talent and fund places through bursary schemes.

Further information can be found on the INFORMATION page


The following concerts are subject to alteration during the current Covid pandemic.

Sunday 11th July 

St Michael's Church, Lewes

5pm & 7.30pm

Vivaldi: Magnificat


Choruses from Acis & Galatea

The King Shall Rejoice

Director: John Hancorn

Organ: Nicholas Houghton

Soprano: Imogen Moore

Mezzo: Rebecca Leggett

Tenor: Kristian Thorkildsen

Tickets: £10

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