Aberdeen Bach Choir

Rehearsals Cancelled

The rehearsals planned for May 2022, including the rehearsal on Tuesday 3 May, have been cancelled.

John McLeod CBE 1934-2022

We are sad to announce the death of Aberdeen born composer John McLeod on 24 March 2022. John was the composer of The Chronicle of Saint Machar, a work commissioned by Aberdeen Bach Choir and first performed by the Choir with Aberdeen Sinfonietta in St Machar's Cathedral in April 1999 as part of a National Lottery funded project.

December 2021 Video Recording

In place of our normal public December concert in St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen Bach Choir, accompanied by Christopher Cromar on the organ and conducted by Peter Parfitt, performed a short programme of works in the Cathedral, published on YouTube:

I was glad - Parry
Ave verum corpus - Mozart
How lovely are Thy dwellings (German Requiem) - Brahms
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein (St John Passion) - J.S. Bach

Ellie Pirie Scholarship

For the second year in succession, the winner of the 2021-22 Ellie Pirie Scholarship is Eve Begg, who is about to begin her second year of a Music degree at the University of Aberdeen. The Scholarship, established in memory of the Choir's accompanist from 1956 to 1988, funds lessons arranged through the North East of Scotland Music School, and Eve has already benefited from the previous year's award by achieving a Distinction in Grade 8 Singing with a score of 142 out of 150.

Otto Itgenshorts, 2019-20 james Lobban Conducting Scholar

Eve Begg is the winner of the 2021-22 Ellie Pirie Scholarship

Aberdeen Bach Choir rehearsal 1 December 2018



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