Aberdeen Bach Choir


Following the two week pause during the school October holidays on 12 and 19 October, rehearsals will resume every Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with no break in High Church Hilton restarting Tuesday 26 October. There will be two rehearsals in St Machar's Cathedral for the 4 December filming, on Tuesday 16 and Tuesday 30 November. You must wear a mask at all times and observe social distancing.

The rehearsal due to be held on Tuesday 23 November in High Church, Hilton, has been cancelled at very short notice.

Musical Director Peter Parfitt has produced a list of the music he plans to rehearse this term, with the aim of adding one new piece each week from the European Sacred Music book edited by John Rutter and published by Oxford University Press. Amazon link. We will also be rehearsing works to be filmed on 4 December and these have been added to the list of music.

You will be emailed a questionnaire on each rehearsal day - please complete and submit the questionnaire as soon as possible before the rehearsal. It will contain a link to the live stream for those who are unable to attend in person.

Singers must check in on arrival and it will speed up entry if you have the Check In Scotland app on your smartphone - download it from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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Aberdeen Bach Choir rehearsal 1 December 2018

Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 17 August at 7:30 p.m via Zoom. Pamela Hoy was elected as an Ordinary Member of the Committee and there is a vacancy for a second Ordinary Member. Finlay Smith has been appointed as Assistant Treasurer.

New Rehearsal Pianist

Congratulations to our former rehearsal pianist, Jeremy Coleman, who has taken up an appointment at the University of Malta. We welcome in his place Christopher Cromar, organist and Musical Director at St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen.

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.

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

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programme notes and other information

Unfortunately, our usual reviewer, Alan Cooper, was indisposed but Derek Noble has stepped into the breach with a review, supplemented by numerous comments from audience members and performers.



Aberdeen Bach Choir
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