Concert and Event Schedule

15 December 2019 7:00 p.m. Music Hall Aberdeen

Messiah Image

Christmas is not Christmas without a performance of Handel’s most enduring work, “Messiah”.

This year the Aberdeen Bach Choir and the Aberdeen Choral Society join forces to present this wonderful work with over 200 voices under the baton of Peter Parfitt. The choirs will be joined in the atmospheric setting of the Music Hall by the Aberdeen Sinfonietta (Leader Bryan Dargie) and soloists Judith Howarth (Soprano), Nicholas Spanos (Counter-Tenor), Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor) and Dominic Barberi (Bass).

Tickets are priced at £16 and upwards with half-price concessions for under 21s, those in full-time education and the unemployed.


26 April 2020 5:00 p.m. St Machar's Cathedral

J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

Aberdeen Bach Choir
St Margaret's School for Girls Chamber Choir
Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Conductor: Peter Parfitt

Evangelist: Nathan Vale
Christus: Sam Evans
Judith Howarth - Soprano
Nicholas Spanos - Counter-tenor
Andrew Tortise - Tenor
Alex Ashworth - Bass

Come and join the Aberdeen Bach Choir and the Aberdeen Sinfonietta on April 26th 2020 at the earlier than usual time of 5:00 p.m. in St Machar's Cathedral for a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion (expected finish time 8:45 p.m.). This monumental piece of Christian art is one of the immense cornerstones of Baroque choral repertoire and contains exciting choruses, moving arias and chorales and fast paced recitative. In all but name it is a vivid opera, portraying the dramatic events of the last week of Christ's mortal life on Earth.

The choir will be joined by the Chamber Choir from St Margaret's School for Girls.

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 (not in 2019). Projected date for the second performance in 2020 is 

6 December 2020