How Can You Help?
The Bach Choir has inspired singers and audiences around the world for nearly 140 years, combining musical excellence with creativity and innovation through its performances and recordings.
Described by the London Evening Standard as ‘probably the finest independent choir in the world’, we value the freedom that our independence brings, allowing us to work with the very best conductors, orchestras, and soloists, and to choose the music we perform. To date The Bach Choir has sung over 200 works in more than 80 venues, and we continue to share our work with audiences around the world.
The Bach Choir is characterised by the commitment of its members. With over 220 talented singers from all walks of life, we promote up to five concerts a year, fulfil engagements (including film scores), record great choral works, run an extensive outreach programme in inner-city schools and tour nationally and internationally. We are an active community, sharing music for everyone to enjoy whatever their age or background.
However, much of what we do is hugely expensive.
It costs us around £40,000 to put on a single performance of a major choral work, including hire of the Hall, orchestra and top class soloists. Even with a full house, ticket and programme sales rarely cover the costs. For a less well-known work – and the Choir does not restrict itself to ‘crowd-pullers’ – losses of £10-20,000 or more can occur.
Singing members themselves pay the Choir’s basic running and rehearsal costs, but we depend on our supporters to help us maintain our financial independence – and our artistic freedom.
Here are some ways in which you can support The Bach Choir:
Become a Friend of The Bach Choir
Friends of The Bach Choir enjoy a range of benefits including ticket discounts and opportunities to meet the Choir socially.
Become a Donor
Donating a regular amount (however small) can make a significant difference to our finances.
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and finally, Sing with us. We are always on the lookout for new members.