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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
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..."
| St Martin's Church, Liskeard |
East Cornwall Bach Choir is looking for a new Director of Music to take over the role in January 2022
East Cornwall Bach Choir is a friendly, auditioned choir and has currently around 45 members who have varied, but sound musical experience and knowledge. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings during school term time from 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Liskeard Methodist Church Hall.
The choir has rehearsed without a pianist for the last six years. However, an ability to play the piano will be an advantage.
The choir runs a scholarship scheme for young people from the area; this supports them with their singing, for which lessons are provided as part of the scheme.
The choir usually gives three main concerts a year in various venues in South East Cornwall, as well as a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Germans Church. The choir has also, on occasions, sung Evensong at Truro and Exeter Cathedrals, and Rachmaninov Vespers at Wells Cathedral.
An annual fund-raising Singing Day (for the choir and members of the public) is usually held in the Spring term.
We use a professional orchestra for at least one of our concerts and usually employ professional soloists and accompanists, with an emphasis on using young talent. The choir’s repertoire is wide ranging. Ideally the applicant will be familiar with the music of Bach and his contemporaries, and also have the knowledge and ability to explore new works.
We are looking for a forward thinking Director of Music who will ensure the continued development of the choir. Experience of developing choirs and choral technique will be needed, as well as a capability and commitment to work with the committee to plan repertoire and concerts. The DofM is paid in line with recommended rates, which are regularly reviewed, and initially will be based on experience.