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Sing In Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony!

Melbourne Bach Choir invites experienced choristers to join them in Zelman Symphony’s concert of Mahler’s extraordinary Symphony No. 2.  Recently performed for the reopening of the Sydney Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Simone Young, this musical account of struggle, death and resurrection includes the transcendent “Aufersteh’n” (Rise again) chorus – surely one…

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Classic Melbourne Reviews Easter Performance

If you’re interested in exploring the Melbourne Bach Choir’s extraordinary Easter performances, look no further than Heather Leviston’s review for Classic Melbourne. The choir brilliantly brought to life two iconic works from the Baroque choral repertoire, Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s Messiah, offering a mesmerizing experience for all in attendance. Leviston’s review paints a…

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Rediscovering Handel’s Messiah: An Easter Tradition

Unveiling the historical connection between Easter and Handel’s Messiah Messiah as a Christmas Tradition Handel’s Messiah has become a Christmas tradition for many concert-goers throughout the English-speaking world. In Melbourne, we have a choice of Messiahs to attend every year, and you can usually find a sing-along performance, too, if you’re so inclined. So, why…

Bach’s St John Passion: A Masterpiece of Baroque Music

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion is one of the most powerful and emotionally charged pieces of baroque music, and it remains a staple of the classical repertoire. Written in the early 18th century, this passion oratorio is based on the story of the crucifixion of Jesus as told in the gospel of John. Bach’s…

St Matthew Passion ABR 5-star Review

The Melbourne Bach Choir is thrilled to share that our recent performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion received a 5-star review from the ABR (Australian Book Review). The review highlights the emotional power of the performance and the commitment and skill of our Musical Director, choir and the orchestra, despite the challenges posed by the…

Sing with Melbourne Bach Choir in 2023!

Sing with Melbourne Bach Choir in 2023! Mahler, Handel, Mozart, Bach and more Melbourne Bach Choir will audition new singers for its 2023 programme of great music from early February 2023. Join us to sing in our performances of the Bach St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Symphony no 2, Mozart Requiem and other exciting…