Aberdeen Bach Choir

April Concert Postponed

The performance of J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion which was scheduled for 26 April 2020 has been postponed and will now take place in April 2022.

December Concert

While keeping options flexible, we are still aiming to hold our next concert on Sunday 6 December.

Choir rehearsals suspended

There will be no further rehearsals until August when it is hoped that rehearsals for the December concert will begin.


Aberdeen Bach Choir rehearsal 1 December 2018

The Messiah at Home

The Self-Isolation Choir, in association with Choraline, will begin an eight week period of rehearsals of Handel's Messiah on Tuesday 31 March at 19:30 BST, leading to a full concert on Sunday 31 May 2020. Proceeds will go to help musicians and soloists whose livelihood has been threatened, and to another good cause to support those most affected by the Covid-19 virus. The musical director is Ben England.

You can now sign up. The cost is £14.95, of which £5 will be donated to support musicians affected by the crisis. Don't worry if you miss the first rehearsal - it will be recorded and you can join it at any time. Choraline have free rehearsal scores for Soprano and Alto and participants will be offered a 50% discount on training tracks for each part. Cyberbass have streamed parts online at no cost (downloadable for a fee).

Ahead of our December 2019 performance with Aberdeen Choral Society, Peter recommended listening to the recording of Messiah by The English Concert & Choir under Trevor Pinnock, available on YouTube or on CD (download on iTunes).

James Lobban Conducting Scholarship

Otto Itgenshorts, 2019-20 james Lobban Conducting Scholar

Otto Itgenhorst is the winner of the 2019-20 James Lobban Conducting Scholarship

Messiah Image


programme notes and other information

Unfortunately, our usual reviewer, Alan Cooper, was indisposed but Derek Noble has stepped into the breach with a review, supplemented by numerous comments from audience members and performers.



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