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From time to time but according to no particular calendar, the LBC do something different. Such flourishes on the edge of our activity are captured in this section.

In Spring 2017 we are performing Bach's St.John Passion. To do this great work justice we need to raise £4000. The Choir will be involved in many activities to raise this amount. Look here for events.

If you would like to sponsor this event or donate, please Contact us.

Future Events.

Special Event - All Welcome




CHEF & SPICE RESTAURANT - 1 Andrewes Street (Off Hinckley Road) LEICESTER LE3 5PG

COST £15 per person exclusive of drinks - There will also be a raffle on the night

TIME 7 pm for 7.30 pm

All friends of Leicester Bach Choir are welcome to attend. To reserve tickets, please email Angela Zemlak on or phone 07792 021760.



Past Events

April 11th 2106 Fundraiser Dinner at Chef & Spice

December 13th, December 20th 2014. Carol Singing at John Lewis, Leicester

November 1st 2014 Sale at Houghton.

Raising money for Leicester Bach Choir - Craft Fayre Raising money for Leicester Bach Choir - Craft Fayre

Raising money for Leicester Bach Choir - Craft Fayre Raising money for Leicester Bach Choir - Craft Fayre

Raising money for Leicester Bach Choir - Craft Fayre

June 29th 2012 we held An Evening of Music for a Desert Island with Joanne Lunn.

Having chosen her discs, Joanne was interviewed by Owen Bentley.

We enjoyed hearing about Joanne's musical journey from Choir Girl of the Year to the present day.
Joanne Lunn - an evening ofmusic for a desert island.

March 5th 2011 we held another choir workshop with Christine Cairns which provided an excellent opportunity to polish our performance of the St Matthew Passion.

November 2010 we accompanied Ben Hoffnung and David Blackadder in two performances of their Life and Times of G.F.Handel, starring Harry Enfield as Handel: one in Leicester and the second in the Birmingham Town Hall.

In March 2010 we held a vocal workshop for choir members with Christine Cairns, one of Birmingham Conservatoire’s excellent voice trainers and an exciting soloist herself. This was a great opportunity to find out what a difference it makes to explore something we rarely think about - the position our tongues take up - and find out how that changes the quality of the sound we make.

In April 2009 a choir from Germany visited us, the Schonhausen-Chor.
See details and pictures of the Schonhausen-Chor in Leicester.
This cultural exchange was initiated by our German-speaking secretary, Nicki Little, and supported by Leicester City Council because the choir are associated with our twin town, Krefeld. We look forward to further contact with this group.

In September 2008 Richard Laing held out a new opportunity to LBC members. This was the chance to join the chorus of a semi-professional production of Handel’s Semele, which was being produced by his company Operamus from an intensive 3 days of rehearsal at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Four hardy souls took up the challenge without, despite Richard’s clear outline of the requirements and event, really knowing what they were letting themselves in for: when you have no idea what is entailed it is hard to understand what is being described.  A year later those who took part recall Semele as one of the high points of 2008. Intense engagement with a fine work means that they can recognise it within two bars; it was enormously enjoyable to find out how an opera works from the inside, and to be welcomed into the company by generous young singers and brilliant voice coaches.

In June 2008 Owen Bentley organised a choir trip to Bach’s birthplace, Eisenach. We visited the Thomaskirche from where Bach dominated Leipzig’s musical landscape; sang a service in the church which lies at the centre of his birthplace; and enjoyed the fellowship that flows from being together for longer than a 2-hour rehearsal.



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