Concert and Event Schedule


 Sunday 2 December 2018 7.45pm St Machar’s Cathedral

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

Aberdeen Sinfonietta
Leader Bryan Dargie

David Gerrard and Alison MacDonald Continuo

Elinor Rolfe Johnson Soprano
Phillipa Thomas Alto
Ronan Busfield Tenor
Bass TBC

First ever performance by Aberdeen Bach Choir of George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

1867 Edward Poynter - Israel in Egypt

This oratorio draws directly on passages from the Old Testament. The 1739 premiere was not well received, and Handel immediately set about to revise the work. It is now a favourite worldwide, not least because of the intense and almost operatic drama Handel brings to the music, both for the double chorus and for the SATB soloists.


28 April 2019 7:45 p.m. St Machar's Cathedral

As part of the refurbishment of the Cathedral, and with financial support from Aberdeen Bach Choir, the Willis organ has been refurbished and returned to its original configuration. This concert is in part a celebration of the part played by the church organ in 19th and early 20th century religious music, and includes works by a number of significant composers. The programme is still to be finalised and will include works by some if not all of the following: Britten, Elgar, Howells, Parry, Pärt and Stanford. In complete contrast, it will open with th triumphant anthem Zadok the Priest by Handel, arranged for choir and organ.


Our regular concerts are held twice yearly in St Machar's Cathedral, normally on the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in December. Projected dates for 2019-2020 are 

1 December 2019

26 April and 6 December 2020