New! 2022 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 12/13  


Bach           Cantata 179        Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht

New typeset scores of BWV179 are available here - scroll down to find the Casadesus edition. Download each movement separately, or all as a zip file from Settings.

Here is the Breitkopf edition but the quality isn't good:



                     Cantata 186        Ärgre dich, O Seele, nicht


NB we have no library copies of either cantata. Please download from the above links.

May 14/15

Bach           Cantata 20        O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

                     Cantata 24         Ein ungefärbt Gemüte



October 8/9


 Bach           Cantata 40        Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

                      Cantata 8          Liebster Gott, wann will ich sterben

Telemann   Psalm 117           Laudate Jehovam





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