2021 Weekends:

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.


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.

Due to coronavirus, the February weekend has been cancelled. We wish all our supporters, singers and instrumentalists the very best for your safety, health and care.


We may be able to meet in May, but it will be at a different venue - to be announced. There will be a special CELEBRATORY programme to get us back into singing! 


Due to Covid precautions, we cannot rehearse at Sturminster High School until September at  the earliest.

This is the original May programme. It shows what we would typically rehearse and perform in normal times. 

8-9 May 2021

Conductor: Chris Brown

Cantata BWV 50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

Cantata BWV 129: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

Cantata BWV 149: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg





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

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