KBC
celebrating
40 years

About us

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Keele Bach Choir

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Brought together over 40 years ago by John Sloboda, we are one of the premier North Midlands chamber choirs. We recruit members from both within the Keele University community and beyond. Despite our name, you don’t have to be connected with the University to join the choir!

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Our wide-ranging repertoire extends from the Renaissance, through Bach and Brahms, to Bob Chilcott and our very own Composer-in-Residence, Richard Norris. The format of our concerts is varied: sometimes we sing a cappella, sometimes with piano accompaniment and sometimes with professional orchestra and soloists. 

 

Since January 2017 the choir has thrived under the accomplished directorship of Neil Taylor, ably supported by our talented accompanist Ian Riddle. In Summer 2019 we undertook our first tour for several years, on this occasion to France, where our performances were met with great success.

 

We like to think we’re a friendly and happy bunch – just click on the photo below to see the smiling faces!

photo: Steve Brewer

photo: Steve Brewer

 

 

Artistic Director, Neil Taylor

Neil

 

Accompanist, Ian Riddle

Ian at the piano

Ian at the piano

 

 

Rehearsals and performances

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We rehearse on Thursday evenings 18.15 to 20.15 at Keele Universtity and give three concerts per year, usually in Keele Chapel. Members commit themselves to most if not all of our rehearsals so that we can maintain continuity and high performance standards.

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New members are particularly welcome at the start of the rehearsal schedule for our next concert programme. It may, however, be possible to join at other times at the discretion of the Artistic Director. If you would like to know more, click the “Join Us” tab at the bottom of the page and fill in our contact form.

 

Our Repertoire

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