Founded in 1974, Conductor: Leslie Olive

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Sadly Cancelled – Second UK Concert Prior To The Prague Tour 2020 – Vaughan Williams, Sea Symphony and Antonin Dvorak, Te Deum

Please note that this Concert has had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus Covid 19.

Sadly Eye Bach Choir have had to cancel this concert, as well as the previous concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and also the Tour to Prague. The Government of the Czech Republic announced that there would be no cross border movements, so the Prague Conservatoire orchestra who were due to accompany us in the concerts and of course in Prague too were no longer able to travel. We also of course in the UK found ourselves in our own ‘lockdown’ so it was the only sensible course of action. We are very disappointed however since this would have been quite an event for everyone.

If you booked tickets for this Concert then please contact the booking agents at the Royal Academy who we hope will be able to help you with a refund at:



The original text for the Concert was as follows:


A second chance to experience in the UK our introduction to the forthcoming Tour to Prague 2020 performing the Vaughan Williams, Sea Symphony and Antonin Dvorak, Te Deum at the iconic Royal Academy of Music in London in a concert entitled After The Seas Are All Crossed.

Hear the combined forces of Eye Bach Choir, the English Arts Chorale, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire.

In the wonderful setting of Dukes Hall at the Royal Academy, the choir, soloists and orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ iconic piece dedicated to the sea, A Sea Symphony, with soprano Julie Roberts, and baritone Philip Smith. This moving piece is so evocative of the sea in all its glory and also its turmoil. Melodies and drama run throughout the piece which will be all the better for the large scale of this work with the combined choirs and large orchestra.

And if that is not reason enough to be in the audience, the programme will also feature two of the Czech Republic’s best loved pieces, Antonin Dvorak, Te Deum for choir, soloists and orchestra, and the much loved orchestral piece by Smetana, Vlatva.

Choir, soloists and orchestra are conducted by Leslie Olive and Miriam Nemcova.


Tickets are on sale direct from the Royal Academy at:

and not via the Choir this time.



If you are an experienced singer and would be interested to join us in singing in the UK Concert dates for the Sea Symphony, or when on tour in Prague then please do have a look at our leaflet about the project shown below this text as a pdf file to view and download, and as an image for reference:

PDF File:    Recruitment Leaflet – Prague Project 2020



Tickets can be purchased nearer the time at Eye Pharmacy, and direct from our Ticket Manager by phoning 01379 871272 or by email at Tickets can then be collected at the Concert venue.

When at the Concert please do consider buying one of our informative and often amusing Concert programmes written by David Ransom our Friends Coordinator and past Chairman. Past copies of his programmes can be enjoyed on this website by following the Our Concert Programmes tab under the Events and Tickets heading at the top of this page.

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