Aberdeen Bach Choir

Lux Aeterna
Saturday 2 December 2023 7:30 p.m.
St Machar’s Cathedral

Our regular December concerts in St Machar's Cathedral will now take place (normally) on the first Saturday in December, instead of the 'traditional' Sunday date.

The December 2023 peformance features sacred works for choir, soloists and organ, composed in France over a span of a hundred years between the 19th and 20th centuries.

December 2023 Lux Aeterna

Our regular Tuesday rehearsals for the December concert continue on 10 October 2023 at 7:30 pm in Aberdeen Hillside Parish Church.

Sing through all of Duruflé Requiem.
Detailed work on problem sections of Poulenc Gloria identified over previous two weeks.
Sing through Fauré ‘Cantique’.
Sing through Messiaen ‘O sacrum convivium’

Full rehearsal schedule, recordings and rehearsal tracks

Welcome to Aberdeen Bach Choir’s website. We are a friendly, non-auditioning, mixed-voice choir, open to anyone aged 15 or over. Established for over 65 years, we have become one of the city’s most respected amateur choirs, performing a wide range of sacred choral music, with an emphasis on the works of J.S. Bach. We usually perform two concerts each year, in April and December, with professional soloists and musicians.

Angela Slater, ChairAngela Slater, Chair

We are no longer accepting new members for our December concert.

Following the AGM on 27 September, the new Management Committee members are:
Chair - Angela Slater
Vice Chair - George Cameron
Secretary - Kate Graham
Treasurer - Alison Gathercole
Publicity Manager - Pam Hoy
Stage Manager - Alyson Smith
Librarian - Becky Docea*
Ordinary Members - Jim Hardy, Jane Kirk, Margaret Macaulay*, Janet Wendes*.

* newly elected

Ellie Pirie Scholarship

Freya Corry, 2023-24 Ellie Pirie Scholar

The winner of the 2023 Ellie Pirie Scholarship is Freya Corry, who is about to start a degree course in French/Management and Business at the University of Glasgow. Freya will continue to receive vocal lessons from Gillian Jack at NESMS during the 2023-24 session with the support of the scholarship.


The King Shall Rejoice 30 April 2023 St Machar's Cathedral

Aberdeen Bach Choir with Aberdeen Sinfonietta and soloists performed The King Shall Rejoice, a programme of choral works by J.S. Bach, Handel and Haydn, in St Machar's Cathedral on Sunday 30 April 2023.

PDF programme

review by Alan Cooper


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