Welcome to the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir website -  whether you are a member, a supporter or a visitor.


The choir was founded in 1915 with the purpose of reviving Bach’s cantatas which had all but been neglected. As the choir enters its second century it continues to celebrate the legacy of this great composer and, alongside other choirs, to enjoy and promote choral music in Newcastle and the North East of England.


On this site can be found information for members, or for those thinking about joining the choir, and contact details. There is a short history of the choir and the events page has information about forthcoming concerts and other activities and details about how tickets can be purchased.


The Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir is made up of over 100 singers and while deeply committed to performing the cantatas, and other works, of J.S. Bach the choir also performs a wide variety of other music. Members revel both in this music and in the friendships that are made and rehearsing and performing is a real delight. The choir performs at least three concerts each year and, for the last few years, this has included a major performance in Sage Gateshead.



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Saturday 8 June 2019 at 7.30

All Saints’ Church, Gosforth,

Newcastle upon Tyne

Music for voices and trombones

Bruckner: Requiem in D minor, Ecce sacerdos, Afferentur regi & Christus factus est and music by    M Haydn, Beethoven, Aumann & Lambel


We are always pleased to welcome new members to the choir. Find out more about singing with the Bach Choir.


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Eric Cross is the choir’s music director and he brings to the choir his expertise as a choral conductor, his reputation as a music scholar and his warm sense of humour.




The Choir celebrated its Centenary in 2015 and is now enjoying its second century.









Eric Cross

The Choir

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Next rehearsal is on Monday 27 May at 6.30pm in the King’s Hall in preparation for the summer concert.

The summer concert is on Saturday 8 June at 7.30pm in All Saints’ Church, Gosforth

Choir Social on Saturday 1 June


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Sponsorship is wonderful for the Choir but can also bring real benefits to sponsors through good publicity and the enjoyment of our concerts.

We are very grateful for the support of Harlow Printing Ltd. If you would like to sponsor the Choir please contact our Chair at chair@newcastlebachchoir.org.uk


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