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.



Our concert of music by Mozart & Haydn on 28 May at Lewes Town Hall was a huge success. East Sussex Bach Choir was joined by Kantorei Hochrhein from Waldshut, in an event supported by the Mayor of Lewes. The highlight of the concert for many was a performance of an aria from "Die Zauberflote" by our President,  Sir John Tomlinson.

Our friends from Waldshut had a wonderful visit to Lewes & East Sussex Bach Choir will be joining them in Waldshut in December for a further joint concert.


Big Sing for Ukraine

The Big Sing for Ukraine on Sunday 12 June at Lewes Town Hall was a very successful & moving event.   John Hancorn directed a choir of over 100 singers in music by Faure, Tippett  & Karl Jenkins, with soloists including Sir John Tomlinson, Sophia Ticciati, Pippa Danes-Longworth, Andrew Robinson & Paul Austin Kelly.  We were joined by several Ukrainian refugees, who sang the Ukrainian National Anthem for us.

If you were unable to come & would still like to donate to the local charity Lewes for Ukraine please do so at https://lewes4ukraine.org.uk/ 

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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



A Big Sing for Ukraine

If you were unable to attend this highly moving event & would like to donate to the local charity ‘Lewes helps Ukraine’, please go to:  https://lewes4ukraine.org.uk/ 


Supported by Lewes Town Council.

Saturday 10th December

In Waldshut with Kantorei Hochrhein

J.S.Bach "Weihnachsoratorium"


Saturday 7th January 2023

Lewes Town Hall 7pm

J.S.Bach "Christmas Oratorio"

Details to follow here soon.