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Southport Bach Choir

Registered Charity Number 505751

47th Season (2011/12)

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Ian Wells, the choir and the 18th Century Sinfonia

Southport Bach Choir has been bringing choral music to Southport for more than 40 years. The choir has around 60 amateur singers and performs mainly religious music. Despite our name we do not only sing music by J.S. Bach, see our full list of works we have sung ordered by composer or date. We used to be called the Southport Bach Society but after too many enquiries asking when our lectures were held we changed it to the Southport Bach Choir. The choir is conducted by Ian Wells.

We perform three to four concerts in a season and normally at least one of them uses a professional orchestra and soloists. The orchestra is usually a mixture of students from the Royal Northern College of Music, who are just starting on their professional career, and experienced players from the north-west's established orchestras. However, in 2009 and 2010 we were lucky enough to be joined by the Eighteenth Century Sinfonia playing period instruments for our performance of Haydn's The Creation and last December's Coronation to Christmas concert. We will again be joined by the 18th Century Sinfonia in 2012.

Read reviews of our Summer 2004 concert (Monteverdi Vespers) and Summer 2005 concert (Bach Ascension Oratorio/Magnificat).

History of the Society.
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New Season:

Rehearsals start in September for the new season with our first concert in December. See our 'singers wanted' page if you are interested in joining us.


Programme 2011 - 2012

December 10, 2011
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Choruses & Chorals
Rutter Carols

March 17, 2012
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Bach: Easter Oratorio

June 16, 2012
Bach: Magnificat
Haydn: 'Nelson' Mass

with the 18th Century Sinfonia

All concerts start at 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Southport - Unless otherwise stated

For more information contact our Hon. Secretary: Mrs A. Taylor: (01704) 229416