Cheltenham Bach Choir summer concert: The Sound of Musicals
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Founded in 1946, the Cheltenham Bach Choir is recognised as one of the foremost choral societies in the South West of England. The choir's repertoire spans six centuries from the early Baroque to the 21st century - performing choral works by composers from Britain, Europe and beyond.

 

With over 100 auditioned singing members, the choir performs in major concert venues in Cheltenham, notably Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Rooms, as well as further afield in the beautiful parish church in Cirencester.

 

Accompanied by professional orchestras and soloists the choir actively encourages and engages young artists at the beginning of their musical careers.

 

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2019 Spring Festival
of the Baroque

Spring Festival of the Baroque 2019 Cheltenham Bach Choir

 

2019 Spring Festival
of the Baroque

David Crown

David Crown

 

Welcome to the three-day Spring Festival of Baroque music

 

This year the Cheltenham Bach Choir return to Cirencester to perform Bach's intense and dramatic St John Passion (sung in German). For this special evening we will be joined by the internationally renowned tenor, James Gilchrist, as the Evangelist. The Festival opens with a harpsichord recital by the talented Satoko Doi-Luck and closes with a programme of Bach cantatas including the solo cantata "Ich habe genug" sung by Felicity Turner, winner of the Cedric Virgin Prize for Baroque singing.

 

Altogether a great weekend of Baroque music making in Gloucestershire.

 

Do come and join us!

 

David Crown

Musical Director

Satoko Doi-Luck

Satoko Doi‑Luck

Friday 29th March

 

Bach and Before

Satoko Doi‑Luck

Harpsichord recital

 

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

7.30pm

 

Satoko was the Junior Fellow in Harpsichord/Continuo at the Royal College of Music, and also a participant of the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015-2016. She has performed with La Serenissima, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Birmingham Opera Company, English Chamber Orchestra, Tenebrae and the Shakespeare's Globe.

 

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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

Saturday 30th March

 

J S Bach: St John Passion

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra

 

Cirencester Parish Church 7.30pm

 

David Crown Conductor

James Gilchrist The Evangelist

Matthew Durkan Jesus

Jessica Cale Soprano

Ben Williamson Alto

Rhys Batt Tenor

 

Sung in German

 

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Felicity Turner

Felicity Turner

Sunday 31st March

 

Concert of Bach Cantatas

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Felicity Turner

 

St Matthew’s Church,

Cheltenham at 3.00pm

 

The programme includes:

 

“Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden", BWV 230

“Christ lag in Todes Banden” BWV 4

“Ich habe genug” BWV 82

 

Felicity was the winner of the 2018 Cheltenham Baroque Singing Competition. Cheltenham Bach Choir is delighted that she will be singing with them in the closing concert of the 2019 Spring Baroque Festival.

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