Cheltenham Bach Choir
Spring Festival of the Baroque 2019 - Cheltenham Bach Choir

Cheltenham Bach Choir

The choir is involved in many cultural and musical events throughout Cheltenham, the county of Gloucestershire and further afield. These events include hosting the annual Spring Festival of the Baroque - a weekend of music performances selected from the Baroque period (1600 - 1750). Other events include the annual Come and Sing Day, overseas concert tours as well as collaborations with other choirs throughout the UK.


The choir also arranges fund-raising events and social events for members.


Spring Baroque Festival

Cheltenham Bach Choir’s Spring Festival of the Baroque

brought three days of outstanding Baroque music

to Cheltenham over the last weekend of March

The programme included:

Satoko Doi-Luck

Bach and Before

Satoko Doi­Luck

Harpsichord recital


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.

James Gilchrist

J S Bach: St John Passion

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra


David Crown Conductor

James Gilchrist The Evangelist

Matthew Durkan Jesus

Jessica Cale Soprano

Ben Williamson Alto

Rhys Batt Tenor

Felicity Turner

Concert of Bach Cantatas

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Felicity Turner


“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.

Come & Sing 2019

Saturday 19 October 2019


Come and Sing with Cheltenham Bach Choir in 2019

The annual Come and Sing day is suitable for singers of all ages and abilities, those who just want to sing and those interested in joining Cheltenham Bach Choir. We look forward to having you with us for what promises to be a lovely day of choral music-making.


Details coming soon.





Other Events

Göttingen Concert Trip 2018


Through the twinning of the town of Cheltenham with Göttingen in Germany, links have been developed with a local choir in the town and the two choirs regularly organise exchange visits with concerts.



In 2018 the exchange took place between the 31 October and 4 November.


On the 3 November the choir performed A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams with the Göttingen Stadtkantorei and the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra in the St Johannes Church in Göttingen.


A fantastic, memorable and hugely emotional evening in Göttingen. Wonderful work from two fab choirs and an orchestra that truly delivered. I feel very lucky to have experienced this


David Crown

Musical Director

Cheltenham Bach Choir


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