It’s time to sing!

If you love choral music, if you love singing, if you’ve just moved to Suffolk and want to continue singing with a good choir, if you’ve never sung in a choir before but enjoy music, or can read music, or any combination of these, your time is now!

Whether you’re working, studying or enjoying the freedom of retirement, and whatever you sing – soprano, alto, tenor or bass – come and join us as our new term starts on 4 September.

The Bury Bach Choir will start rehearsals each week for our November concert on Wednesday 4 September, at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds.  We’ll be singing Brahms’ German Requiem, and the choral suite from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, which is new to the choir.  Later in the year we will sing Verdi’s coruscating Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.

Over the next few days on this blog, we’ll be featuring interviews with three singers.  They are all men, because although we want singers of all voice parts, we especially need men, and usually find they need more encouragement!

If you’ve often wondered about joining a choir but are put off because you’re not sure if you can do it, or life feels too busy, have a look at the interviews – they might just give you the encouragement you need!

All you need to do is contact Linda, our New Members’ Secretary (see below), come along to two or three rehearsals to see if you like us, and if you want to join, you’ll be asked to do a short and simple voice check (no audition pieces, just scales and aural tests) with our Music Director, Philip Reed, mainly to ensure you sing in the correct section for your voice.

We’re a friendly lot, with singers of all ages with busy lives – what brings us together is our love of singing, our enjoyment of the music and our desire to be the best we can be.  Our singing year is September to June, and we give four concerts a year at venues including The Apex, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, St Mary’s Church and Lavenham Church.

Find out more from our website here, or contact our New Members’ Secretary, Linda Cleveley, on 01284 703348 or 07757 316553, or  We’ve already had several enquiries for this year, so you won’t be alone, and you will be very welcome!


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