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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.


The new season beckons and we are expecting it to be a busy one!


In our Christmas concert on 7th December, we will be joined by 'His Majestys Sackbutts & Cornets' in what promises to be a feast of music centred around Venice theme with compositions from Monteverdi and Gabrieli.

In May 2020 we will be hosting a choir from Lewes twin town Waldshut-Tiengen. There will be a return visit to Germany for the Christmas 2020 concert. More details will be added in the new year, 

Full details of all events are listed on the EVENTS page.


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


Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Date: 21st  March 2020, 19:30

Venue: St. Bartholomew’s , Brighton

For our second concert of the season, ESBC are joining Nick Houghton and the East Sussex Community Choir who will be hosting the Elgar Dream of Gerontius. 

The Dream of Gerontius is a work for voices and orchestra in two parts composed by Edward Elgar in 1900, to text from the poem by John Henry Newman. It relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgment before God and settling into Purgatory. 

Nick Houghton - Conductor