We give three to four concerts a year, in and around Reading, Berkshire, some a cappella, others with professional soloists & instrumentalists. Our repertoire is very varied – from the Renaissance to the 21st century – and our programmes are stimulating, sometimes challenging, and often include unusual or lesser known works. 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. We have a particular love for and loyalty to the works of JS Bach.
Our Music Director, Matthew Hamilton, is an exciting young conductor with a tremendous future ahead of him. At 28, he has already conducted the BBC Singers in a live Radio 3 broadcast and has worked 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
Rehearsals are intensely satisfying and focussed towards performance. They are also sociable and fun . The choir recently went on tour to Belgium where the highlight was a concert in Ghent followed by a celebratory mass which signalled the start of the annual Ghent Festival . Vocal workshops and an active social life are an integral part of choir activities. We are already considering our next trip abroad and are also hoping to commission a new work for our 2013/14 season.
…….”truly accomplished choral music…….” - Henley Standard
Use the media tab to listen to sound files of the choir and see what we look like and have a look at reviews of our past concerts. If you are interested in joining us, email us at membership@reading bachchoir.org.uk 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.