Concert and Event Schedule

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

Join us in the Music Hall on Sunday December 15th when, in a departure from tradition, Aberdeen Bach Choir and The Aberdeen Choral Society will join forces to give the annual Aberdeen performance of Handel’s most enduring oratorio, Messiah. Under the musical direction of Peter Parfitt, and accompanied by Aberdeen Sinfonietta, led by Bryan Dargie, the choirs will be joined by a line-up of top international soloists. An unmissable start to the Christmas musical season!


26 April 2020 7:45 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

Come and join the Aberdeen Bach Choir and the Aberdeen Sinfonietta on April 26th 2020 in St Machar's Cathedral for a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion. 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 Nathan Vale as the Evangelist, Sam Evans as Christus, Judith Howarth - soprano, and Nicholas Spanos - counter tenor, and 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 dates for the second performance in 2020 is 

6 December 2020