Hull Bach Choir is back in business. On the afternoon of the sixth of November, the choir opened its collective lung for the first time in public since March 2019 to thrill a large and appreciative audience in Cottingham’s beautiful St Mary’s Church, which rang once more with choruses by Vivaldi and Handel and the gentle lilt of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
Some of the personnel have changed. Several old stalwarts have been lost to illness or retirement. Four, sadly, are no longer with us. Our conductor and pianist, Tony and Di Ford, who have been such strengths to the choir for half a century, have had to step down owing to Tony's ill health. However, the choir has been re-invigorated by an influx of new members, and Julian Savory, local musician and conductor of great repute, has picked up the baton to direct and inspire us.
For the coming months, two concerts are planned. Our annual concert of Carols and Readings at St Mary Sculcoates will take place on 13 December, and on 26 March 2022, we are planning a concert devoted to the choral music of Antonio Vivaldi, including his famous Gloria.
Would you like to join us?
We always welcome new members. If you would like to sing with the choir, follow this link for details.
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Our Friends of HBC scheme is a great support for the choir. Click here to read more about it.