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2022/23 Programme

The Dorset Bach Cantata Club meets for three weekends each year at Sturminster Newton High School, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DT.


The Club provides a unique opportunity for amateur choral singers to study, rehearse and perform these inspiring, deeply spiritual, joyous works. There is no audition.

We sing Bach in German. You do not need to be a German speaker. Help is given with pronunciation and diction, and translations are available. Choir sections sing all recitatives and arias. 


The choir rehearses intensively on Saturday, with expert direction and keyboard accompaniment. An invited orchestra joins the choir on Sunday. The weekend culminates in an informal performance for friends and family, from 16:30 to 17:30

We meet on the second weekends of February, May and October.

February 11/12

 Bach           Cantata 4          Christ lag in Todesbanden

                      Cantata 64        Sehet, welch' eine Liebe


Cantata 4: the Monteverdi Choir's captivating Proms performance from 2021 is here.

May 13/14


 Bach           Cantata 50        Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

                      Cantata 129       Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

                      Cantata 149       Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg


The 100 Club is a restricted lottery which yields vital income for DBCC while rewarding subscribers with cash prizes. Draws are held regularly. Join the 100 Club to help ensure our future. Open to singers and orchestra only. Download the form here:

The Hundred Club

Cantata 4
Cantata 64
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