Eye Bach Choir celebrates its 50th anniversary season throughout 2023/24 with a special programme of concerts inspired by the choir’s early years performing in Eye, Suffolk.

At 42 Church Street, Eye, the home of our founders Ann and Merlin Channon, there is a notice that reads “It was in this music room that the Eye Bach Choir first met on 2nd of January 1974.” Eye Bach Choir opens its fiftieth season with a concert at Eye Parish Church on Nov 11th that included a performance of the work rehearsed at that first meeting – the motet Jesu Priceless Treasure by J S Bach. 

The season continues with a Concert of Festive Music on Dec 15th at Eye Town Hall and a performance of Haydn Nelson Mass on Mar 2nd at Eye Parish Church. There will be a closing season concert of what is sure to be a memorable performance of JS Bach Mass in B Minor on May 25th at Eye Parish Church. It pays homage to one of the first performances the choir gave – of this very work at Eye church – half a century earlier.

Read more here about the history of Eye Bach Choir…

Watch a recorded interview with Eye Bach Choir founder Merlin Channon