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Chester Bach Singers

Chester Bach Singers, conducted by Martin Bussey, and accompanied by Catherine Barnett is one of the finest chamber choirs in the North West of England. Established in September 1976, the choir is about to embark on its 49th year.

Our 2024-25 season will be both poignant and memorable, as Martin Bussey’s distinguished role as musical director draws to a close in March 2025. However, before that, we have an exciting programme of concerts and a workshop, reflecting on the theme of 'Journeying on Together'.

October 19th will be a late afternoon concert at Wesley Methodist Centre, where we present Vaughan Williams’ "Toward the Unknown Region". Also in the mix are references to pilgrimage, seeking and searching in songs from Tannhauser, Nabucco, Cavilleiro Rusticana and Hildegard Von Bingen. Our wonderful collaborative pianist, Catherine Barnett will hold us all in check.

Our much loved annual Christmas carol concert, in the afternoon of December 14th, will feature a mix of the old and the contemporary, the well-known and less familiar. We will perform Jonathan Dove and Will Todd, alongside "White Christmas" and "Santa Claus Coming to Town", with our usual invitation to our audience to join us in singing traditional seasonal carols. Tom Coxhead will be bringing festive flair to the organ of St Werburgh’s Church.

If like us, you love Christmas, there are further opportunities to hear the choir at Chester’s Abode Hotel, on 8th and 15th December. Check the hotel’s website for further details.

In January we will be presenting our annual invitation to singers to join us for a workshop exploring Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. There will be delicious cake and a short informal concert to wrap up the day, so be sure to invite your family and friends to discover this work too!

For our final work under Martin, on 22nd March 2025, we honour our namesake with a no-holds-barred performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor featuring fabulous soloists and the 18th Century Sinfonia at St John the Baptist Church in Chester. Keep checking back here for more information about this very special event.

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Chester Bach Singers are available to provide singing at your event, whether it’s a wedding, a memorial, a social event, or you need some carol singers. We provide a friendly and professional service to meet the requirements of your special occasion.
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