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.
However for our first concert in 2014 we will be in the 20th Century.
In collaboration with Eastbourne Choral Society we will be performing Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ on March 29th in All Saint’s Church Eastbourne. The performance will be directed by John Hancorn with Pippa Dames-Longworth, mezzo soprano, Adrian Thompson, Tenor and Andrew Hargreaves, Bass and Eastbourne Sinfonia. Tickets can be purchased from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre or by phoning 07759878562
On Good Friday we will be back at All Saint’s Church in Hove with The Baroque Collective led by Julia Bishop for a performance of Handel’s Messiah.Tickets can be purchased from Lewes Information Centre, by phoning 07759878562 or online:
In preparation for Good Friday, we will be holding an open workshop day 16th March in aid of St. John sub Castro Church. The workshop will start at 10.30 in St John sub Castro Church Hall for the morning session and after lunch in the church. A short performance will take place at 4pm to which friends and family can join us. Tickets are £10 for the workshop and a £5 donation for the performance. If you would like to join us in a day of singing Handel’s Messiah please contact Heide Hughes on 01273 835295 for more details
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.