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.



We celebrated Easter at Lewes Town Hall with a wonderful concert of Baroque masterpieces, opening with a moving performance of A Ukrainian Prayer. 

Our next performance will be on 

Saturday 28 May 2022, when we will be giving a concert of music by Haydn & Mozart at Lewes Town Hall. We are pleased to announce that for this performance East Sussex Bach Choir will be joined by Kantorei Hochrhein from Waldshut, in an event supported by the Mayor of Lewes. We are particularly excited that our President, Sir John Tomlinson, will be performing an aria from Mozart's "Die Zauberflote". Further details about this concert, including how to buy tickets, can be found on the right of this page.


Big Sing for Ukraine

Sunday 12 June 2pm to 5.30pm at Lewes Town Hall.  Directed by John Hancorn, music  will include Faure's Requiem, Tippett Spirituals & Jenkins "The Armed Man".  All  singers are welcome. £15 per singer. Further details including how to apply are in 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



Saturday 28 May 2022

7pm Lewes Town Hall

with the Kantorei Hochrhein of Waldshut

Concert supported by the Mayor of Lewes

Aria from "Die Zauberflote" performed  by Sir John Tomlinson

Mozart Mass in C minor

Haydn Te Deum

Haydn Symphony no 6 in D major "Le Matin"

The Baroque Collective (leader Alison Bury

Soloists:Sofia Ticciati (soprano)

Galina Averina (soprano)

Paul Austin Kelly (tenor)

Ben Davies (bass)

Tickets now available from:


A Big Sing for Ukraine

A singing workshop open to all singers led by John Hancorn with Nick Houghton (piano) , soloists Sofia Ticciati, Imogen Moore and Andrew Robinson.
Music: Fauré Requiem, the 5 Spirituals from Tippett’s "Child of our Time", Jenkins "The  Armed Man" Mass for Peace and A Prayer for Ukraine.
Vocal scores will be provided.
All money raised will be donated to local charity, ‘Lewes helps Ukraine’, and the Red Cross. At 5pm we will have a short informal performance and you can invite guests for a donation to the charities.

Supported by Lewes Town Council.

Sunday 12 June 2022 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Lewes Town Hall.

Tickets from: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BPGA