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Founded 1915 Registered Charity 507520 Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir
Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir


Welcome to the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir website - whether you are a member, a supporter or a visitor. On this site can be found information for members or for those thinking about joining the choir. There is a short history of the choir and an archive of events from the last decade or so. The events page has information about forthcoming concerts and other activities and details about how tickets can be purchased. Contact details are available as are some useful links to other organisations.

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.

The choir was founded in 1915 with the purpose of reviving Bach’s cantatas which had all but been neglected. As the choir approaches its centenary 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.


Centenary Year

The choir is celebrating its centenary in 2015 with generous sponsorship from

Centenary activities will be advertised on the events and members pages.

Music Director

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

The next Concert is this Saturday 28 November 2015

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

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Next rehearsal Monday 30 November following the AGM

The AGM is on Monday 30 November at 6.30pm.

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