October 16/17: Celebratory Relaunch!

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.

Join the 100 Club to help ensure our future. Open to members and orchestra only. Download the form here:

2022 weekends:

February  12th / 13th 

May 7th / 8th

October 8th / 9th

Programmes: to be announced. Please put those dates in your 2022 diaries!

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