We are the 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 and other baroque composers, it is by no means limited to these.
Our performance of Purcell's "King Arthur" on Saturday 10th June at Lewes Town Hall was greeted with great acclaim by our audience. Of particular note were the superb playing of Baroque Collective, led by Alison Bury and the singing of our amazing soloists.
The new season will begin with an afternoon concert of music for Advent at St Andrew's Church, Alfriston on Sunday 10th December. The concert will include Charpentier's "Messe de Minuit" and Bach's Cantata "Wachet Auf".
The season continues with a concert of music by Handel, including excerpts from "Solomon" and "Theodora", on Saturday 6th January at Lewes Town Hall.
Saturday 9th March will see the choir performing JS Bach's St John Passion at Lewes Town Hall.
East Sussex Bach Choir now has its own youtube channel! You can see interviews & musical clips including from our recent tour to Waldshut & rehearsals for Brahms Requiem - ESBC youtube
OUR NEXT CONCERTS:
Sunday 10th December 4pm
St Andrew's Church, Alfriston
"Choral Classics for Advent"
Charpentier "Messe de Minuit"
JS Bach "Wachet Auf"
The Baroque Collective
(leader Alison Bury)
Soloists: Alexandra Kidgell, Claire Gale,
Katie Brown (Sopranos)
Alex Mottram (Alto) Steve Mitchell (Tenor)
Frank Warren (Bass)
Tickets £20 from
Saturday 6th January 2024
Lewes Town Hall 7pm
"Eternal Source of Light Divine:
A celebration of the music of Mr Handel" to include
"Solomon" Act 3
Excerpts from "Theodora"
"The King Shall Rejoice"", and a Concerto Grosso played by The Baroque Collective led by Alison Bury.
Saturday 9th March 2024
Lewes Town Hall 7 pm
JS Bach St John Passion
Further details & ticketing arrangements here soon