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2024/5 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. Exception: May 2024 - see below.


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.



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


NB: we have plenty of copies of 171, but none of the other two! Please print your own.


October 12/13 2024 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

February 8/9 2025 


 Bach          Cantata 61              Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland 

                        Cantata 182          Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

May 10/11 2025 


 Bach          Cantata 29             Wir danken dir, Gott 

                        Cantata 63           Christen, ätzet diesen Tag



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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