Welcome to the East Sussex Bach Choir
The East Sussex Bach Choir is based in Lewes and is directed by John Hancorn. We have members of all ages, from a wide range of backgrounds, drawn together by a shared love of singing baroque, classical and modern music.
In developing its musical identity under the direction of John Hancorn, the ESBC has also formed lasting working relationships with professional singers of international standing including our president Sir John Tomlinson CBE. We also have a strong commitment to the development of young singers and we use many of our concerts to give opportunities to emerging young stars to tackle major works in partnership with a group of top players.
A major attraction of singing with the choir is our longstanding relationship with the Baroque Collective, a group of professional musicians of national and international repute who specialise in period instrument performance.
Our 2013/2014 season features a weekend in November celebrating Benjamin Britten’s centenary.
Friday 22nd November in St. John sub Castro at 5pm a free concert with John Hancorn directing a performance of ‘Friday Afternoons’ by school choirs.
Saturday 23rd November in St. John sub Castro at 7:30pm Britten & Purcell A programme of music by Purcell and Britten including choral dances from Gloriana, Rejoice in the Lamb and a selection of Purcell Anthems. Featuring the East Sussex Bach choir with Nick Pritchard, Andrew Robinson, Nick Houghton (chamber organ) and directed by John Hancorn. Tickets £18, £15, £10
Sunday 24th November in St. John sub Castro: at 3pm Britten: His Life and Work a talk by Richard Wigmore at 4pm Schubert, Bridge & Britten with Paul Austin Kelly, John Hancorn and Pippa Longworth.Tickets for the talk and Recital £10
Tickets for the weekend can be purchased by phoning 07759 878562 or from Lewes Information Centre or on the door
For details of all our concerts in the 2013/2014 season go to Future Concerts
If you are an experienced choral singer and are interested in joining The East Sussex Bach Choir please contact us
The East Sussex Bach Choir is very generously supported by Spectrum Eyecare .
For photos of our recent events go to our Gallery page.