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Dorset Bach Cantata Club

The Club, founded in 1955, meets in Sturminster Newton on 3 weekends a year to

study the cantatas of  J S Bach, and related Baroque choral and orchestral works.  

New singers are always welcome.




Choir, please contact the Secretary:  

Miss Elizabeth Gowers  Woodleigh, 81 Crofton Park, Yeovil, Somerset  BA21 4EF

'  01935 425 383   *


Orchestra, please contact the Orchestra Secretary:      

Mrs Frederica Paraiso

'  01747 841263


Venue: Sturminster Newton High School, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

B3092 to Gillingham, on the northern edge of the town


Timetable: Saturday 14:00 – 14:30 Registration and payment of subscriptions

All times are approximate  14:30 – 19:30 Rehearsal: Choir

(with tea break from 16:30 – 17:15)


Sunday 10:00 – 10:15 Registration and payment of subscriptions

  10:15 – 13:00 Rehearsal: Orchestra & Choir.  Choir joins @ 10:45

  (12:30 Annual General Meeting: October only)

  13:00 – 14:15 Lunch (May - Bring & Share)

  14:15 – 15:45 Rehearsal: Choir and Orchestra

  15:45 – 16:15 Tea

  16:15 Informal performance to which visitors are welcome.



Please bring your own food and drink.  May weekend: Bring & Share lunch.



Choir:  £50 per year (or £20 per weekend)

Orchestra:  £10 per weekend

Students: Free


Choral Scores: Please contact the Librarian regarding the availability of music for hire,

or obtain your own copies.  J S Bach: Cantatas, Breitkopf edition.  The Librarian will

obtain these scores for

you if you return the Order Form to him by 31 July.  

If Christopher Brown produces his own edition of a work,

it will be available for sale at the weekend, if you tell the

Librarian that you will be attending (normally done via the Order Form).


Bach’s Church Cantatas are available online to print out:

This site also has a treasure trove of information about the cantatas.



Librarian & Chairman: Mr David Houston, 9 Victoria Road, Fordingbridge,

Hampshire SP6 1DD  '  01425 656 283


Recordings: The Librarian holds a complete set of Bach cantatas on CD, for hire @ £1.50 per CD.



Sat 13 | Sun 14 May 2017  Conductor: Chris Brown

Bach, J S Cantata 26 Ach, wie flüchtig, ach, wie nichtig  

Bach, J S Cantata 194 Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest


Sat 14 | Sun 15 October 2017  Conductor: Tim Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens 2015

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 74 Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten  


Sat 10 | Sun 11 February 2018  Conductor: Chris Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 109 Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinen Unglauben 1962

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 27 Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende  


Sat 12 | Sun 13 May 2018   Conductor: Tim Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 208 Was mir behagt (Hunt Cantata)

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 112 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt 2001


Sat 13 | Sun 14 October 2018  Conductor: Tim Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 71 Gott ist mein König 1989

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir 1966

Telemann  Suite: Don Quixote (strings only)  


Sat 9 | Sun 10 February 2019  Conductor: Chris Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele 1991

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 67 Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ 1994


Sat 11 | Sun 12 May 2019   Conductor: Chris Brown

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 79 Gott, der Herr, ist Sonnʼ und Schild 1995

Bach, J S Cantata BWV 205 Der Zufriedengestellte Äolus


Instrumentation notes for these cantatas are available on request for these cantatas from the webmaster: