Reading Bach Choir Anniversary season 2016 to 17 – Celebrating 50 years

Newsflash – Nominated under “Cultural Organisation of the Year” in the Reading Cultural Awards 2017.

“Amazed an amateur choir could sing to such a high standard”

Reading Bach Choir is an amateur choir based in Reading, consisting of 40-50 members, passionate about achieving the highest possible standards.

The choir gives four concerts a year, in and around Reading, Berkshire. Some are a cappella and others are with professional soloists & instrumentalists. The repertoire is very varied – from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Programmes are stimulating, sometimes challenging, and often include unusual or lesser known works. There is a particular love for and loyalty to the works of JS Bach but at the same time this is THE amateur choir presenting contemporary, different and yet beautifully accessible choral music.

Through our performance we want audiences to share with us the excitement of unfamiliar  vocal landscapes  as well as a re-creation of the familiar.

Our Music Director, Matthew Hamilton, is an exciting young conductor with a tremendous future ahead of him. He works regularly with the BBC Singers and as chorus master for the LSO and CBSO chorus. He is charismatic and inspires great performances.


“It doesn’t come better than this. There is a timeless spirituality about Reading Bach Choir performing JS Bach…”  Newbury Weekly News



…….”truly accomplished choral music…….” –  Henley Standard

As well as watching the video, Watch our video
use the media tab to listen to sound files of the choir and have a look at reviews of our past concerts. If you are interested in joining us, email us at membership@reading or ring 01189 947 0104

We also sing for charity, particularly at Christmas, and you can book the choir for your wedding or company event in and around Reading.