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2023/24 Programme

Vocal scores will be posted here at least 2 months before the weekend.

While most singers prefer to print in advance (some preparation is vital!) we may have a small number copies to lend on the day.

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 10/11


 Bach           Cantata 68         Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

                      Cantata 102        Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben

May 11/12  At the D’Urberville Centre, Wool BH20 6DL

 Bach           Cantata 119         Preise, Jerusalem, der Herrn

                      Cantata 171         Gott wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm

                      Cantata 192        Nun danket alle Gott


October 12/13 Back in Sturminster!


 Bach          Cantata 118            O Jesu Christ, mein’s lebens Licht

                        Cantata 146          Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal

                     Motet BWV 230   Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

The 100 Club is a restricted lottery (i.e. open only to singers and orchestra) 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. . Download the form here:

The Hundred Club

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