Welcome to our website where we look forward to sharing the great gift of music with you all
The East Cornwall Bach Choir is a registered charity promoting a love of music in this area. We are an auditioned choir of amateur singers, currently about 48 strong, based in Liskeard, East Cornwall. Bach features in many programmes but the choir also performs a wide range of music from the choral repertoire. ECBC usually gives three concerts a year, one in Bodmin Church just before Christmas,one in St Martins church Liskeard at Easter, and at concert in June at St Germans. The choir employs a professional conductor throughout the year and professional instrumentalists and singers for the concerts.
A particular highlight of our year is our Choral Singing Day, which is open to all. We meet on a Saturday in early spring to rehearse a work from scratch followed by an informal performance in the evening. This is well-supported by individuals and local choirs and for many it provides a stepping-stone to membership of ECBC.
Are you a keen and ambitious singer?
Then consider applying for an ECBC Scholarship
ECBC is looking for new members, especially Altos, Tenors and Basses. Please get in touch to express your interest.
ECBC is delighted to have appointed a new Director of Music, Simon Dunbavand, from April 2022. Simon will be conducting our Singing Day at Liskeard on May 14th, as well as our summer concert at St Germans on June 25th, and we are in the process of preparing a two year programme of concerts from September 2022.
Chris Howarth has been an inspirational conductor for ECBC since 2015, and has introduced us to many lesser known works, which have tested our choral skills, but given us great satisfaction in performing. He will be greatly missed and we wish him all the very best for his future musical journey.
THE CHOIR IN CONCERT
"What a wonderful evening this was! All the ingredients for a great night of musical entertainment - intellectual stimulation, emotional engagement and in the second half foot stamping dance rhythms and panache..."