The Bach Choir

Formed 1875
The Bach Choir
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1875
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The Bach Choir

The Bach Choir Biography (Wikipedia)

The Bach Choir is a large independent musical organisation, founded in London, UK, in 1876 to give the first performance of J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor in Britain.

The choir has around 220 active members. Directed by David Hill MBE (BBC Singers/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), one of the country’s most eminent choral directors, it regularly performs and records across London and the UK, for example the Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road Studios.

The choir's patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, and the conductor laureate was Sir David Willcocks, who previously held the post of Musical Director of the choir from 1960-1998. Other Musical Directors have included Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Reginald Jacques.

In 2013, John Rutter was appointed as President of the choir, following the death of Leopold David de Rothschild in 2012. The Vice Presidents are Dame Janet Baker, James Bowman, Dame Felicity Lott and Sam Gordon Clark.

The Bach Choir has an extensive recorded output to which it regularly adds new titles, and is also in demand for film scores. In recent years, it has featured on some of the biggest film releases, such as Kingdom of Heaven, Prometheus, Robin Hood, The Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek the Third, and Jack the Giant Slayer. In 2011, it collaborated with John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on The Colours of Christmas, which reached No 3 in the Official Classical Charts. In 2013, it also worked on projects for BBC Radio 3, BBC One, Sky Arts and Sky Sports News.

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The Bach Choir Tracks

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Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Lord Of The Dance
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Lord Of The Dance
Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Dies Irae (War Requiem)
Johann Sebastian Bach
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem (Dies Irae - opening)
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War Requiem (Dies Irae - opening)
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Once In Royal David's City
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Once In Royal David's City
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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The Twelve Days Of Christmas
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The Twelve Days Of Christmas
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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O Holy Night
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O Holy Night
John Rutter
O Come All Ye Faithful
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O Come All Ye Faithful
Hubert Parry
An Ode On The Nativity
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An Ode On The Nativity
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hodie: A Christmas Cantata (excerpt)
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Hodie: A Christmas Cantata (excerpt)
John Rutter
Deck The Hall by The Radio 2 'Choral Society'
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Deck The Hall by The Radio 2 'Choral Society'
John Rutter
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
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Sussex Carol
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Sussex Carol
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Charles Villiers Stanford
Song to the Soul
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Song to the Soul
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 2 "Resurrection"
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Symphony No 2 "Resurrection"
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Proms 2017)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Proms 2017)
Herbert Howells
The Lord is my shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
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The Lord is my shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
George Frideric Handel
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 (The many rend the skies)
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Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 (The many rend the skies)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dirge for Two Veterans (Dona nobis pacem)
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Dirge for Two Veterans (Dona nobis pacem)
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
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War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
The Bach Choir
Festgesang, Mwv D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (Adap. W.H. Cummings As Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (Arr. D. Willcocks)
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Festgesang, Mwv D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (Adap. W.H. Cummings As Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (Arr. D. Willcocks)
Bob Chilcott
The Angry Planet Part 1 - iii. Yellow Eye
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The Angry Planet Part 1 - iii. Yellow Eye
Benjamin Britten
Let us sleep now...In paradisum from War Requiem
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Let us sleep now...In paradisum from War Requiem
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem (Agnus Dei)
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War Requiem (Agnus Dei)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Epithalamion
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Epithalamion
Herbert Howells
Hymnus Paradisi
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Hymnus Paradisi
Herbert Howells
Holy is the true light (Hymnus paradisi)
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Holy is the true light (Hymnus paradisi)
Johann Sebastian Bach
O Haupt Voll Blut Und Wunden - Chorale [from Matthew Passion],
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O Haupt Voll Blut Und Wunden - Chorale [from Matthew Passion],
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The First Nowell
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The First Nowell
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Requiem Aeternam from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
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Requiem Aeternam from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
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Gabriel's Message
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Gabriel's Message
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! The herald angels sing
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Hark! The herald angels sing
Ralph Vaughan Williams
A Cambridge Mass: Credo (opening)
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A Cambridge Mass: Credo (opening)
Herbert Howells
Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater
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Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Romanza: Jane Scroop (Her Lament for Philip Sparrow), from Five Tudor Portraits (excerpt)
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Romanza: Jane Scroop (Her Lament for Philip Sparrow), from Five Tudor Portraits (excerpt)
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Upcoming Events

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Nov
2019
The Bach Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter and Mary Bevan
St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Prom 45: Mahler – ‘Resurrection’ Symphony
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2017-08-18T14:24:16
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2017
Proms 2017: Prom 45: Mahler – ‘Resurrection’ Symphony

Proms 2017: Prom 45: Mahler – ‘Resurrection’ Symphony

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 30: The Angry Planet
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-05T14:24:16
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2012
Proms 2012: Prom 30: The Angry Planet

Proms 2012: Prom 30: The Angry Planet

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Prom 4: Brian – Symphony No. 1, 'The Gothic'
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2011-07-17T14:24:16
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Jul
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 4: Brian – Symphony No. 1, 'The Gothic'

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2009: Prom 24
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-08-02T14:24:16
2
Aug
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 24

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2004: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-07-19T14:24:16
19
Jul
2004

Proms 2004: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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