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 was invited to participate in an exciting new venture on 19th December, performing as part of a Carol Concert streamed to over 100 Care Homes across East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.  The Choir performed, socially distanced, not only carols but choruses by Handel and Bach, which were very well received.

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The planned concert on 

January 9th 2021 has now had to be cancelled due to the new Covid 19 restrictions.

However, we are hoping to perform the following concerts in 2021:

Lenten Meditations 

to include Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri at St Peter's Church, Firle (to be confirmed) and St Anne's Church, Lewes 

29th May 2021

Lewes Town Hall (Details to be announced)

We hope to perform:

Haydn Nelson Mass

Vivaldi Magnificat

Further information will be posted on this website as soon as possible.


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.

9th January 2021

Vivaldi:  Magnificat

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

This concert has been cancelled


BUXTEHUDE: Membra Jesu Nostri

28th March 2021 (times to be confirmed) 

Venue: St Anne's Church, Lewes

2nd April 2021

Venue: St Peter's Church, Firle (tbc)

29th May 2021(times to be confirmed) 

Venue: Lewes Town Hall

Haydn Nelson Mass

Vivaldi Magnificat

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