Welcome to the Johannesburg Bach Choir

Singing is one of the most enjoyable pastimes of life! Singing in a choir is definitely good for both soul and body, especially in times of stress. The pleasure that comes from an hour’s concentration on good music in the companionship of good people cannot be exaggerated. This is especially true in difficult and stressful times. If you can hold the same vocal line as the people around you, and have a pleasant voice, you can sing in a choir!

After a year of Zoom meetings, I am delighted to advise that our physical practices have resumed on Monday evenings at St Columba’s Church hall, 45 Lurgan Road, Parkview, Johannesburg, from 19h15 to 20h15 (with all Covid protocols observed). For those of our choir who do not yet feel comfortable joining a physical practice, we are continuing with our Zoom meetings, so we now have a combo physical and online practice. We are grateful for the opportunity to have kept the choir going by means of online singing through a difficult and challenging year. This gave us the opportunity to connect with one another, as well as keep our voices and repertoire in shape.

We generally present three concerts a year, often joined by soloists and orchestral musicians. The repertoire we sing ranges from Monteverdi (17th century) to Rutter (21st century) and, of course, we include the wonderful music of Johann Sebastian Bach, from whose illustrious name we take our identity. Our singing includes baroque, Classical and Modern Classical music.

If you would like to join us for an in person practice, or a Zoom rehearsal, you would be most welcome to give it a try. For more information, contact Craig on 083-682-1103.

Tim Roberts

Musical Director