Our Next Concert
7.30 pm, Saturday 30th June, 2018
The Creation: J Haydn - choir with orchestra
Victoria Hall, Main St, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DP

Tickets: £12 in advance; £14 at the door
18 & under FREE

Advance tickets can be bought from choir members and at Sutton's Bookshop, Ulverston

We are seeking Corporate sponsors for the 2018-19 season. Please email Ross Baxter at furnessbachchoir@gmail.com or call 01229 583750 if you would like to discuss how you might support us.

Picture courtesy of the North West Evening Mail



Details of Forthcoming Concerts

30th June 2018
The Creation: J Haydn
Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

1st December, 2018
Music for double choirs, Renaissance and early Classical
Ulverston Parish Church

See Westmorland Music Trust's up to date concert diary for details of concerts in the area.

Recent Concerts

7.30 pm, Saturday 24th March, 2018
Petite Messe Solonnelle: Rossini
with guest pianist, Anthony Hewitt & Colin Dean on harmonium
Soloists and second pianist to be announced.
St James' Church, Barrow, LA14 5UE

7.30 pm, Saturday 2nd December, 2017
Thamos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in C minor by Michael Haydn

with conductor, Marco Bellasi & local orchestra
St. Mary's R.C. Church, Ulverston

Saturday 24th June 2017, with conductor, Deborah Milledge
at Ulverston Parish Church
Midsummer Night
Music for St. John's Day
Fauré's Requiem

25th March 2017
Sadly, due to the death of our Musical Director, Dr. Anthony Milledge, the concert 'O Absalom' was cancelled.

26th November 2016
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat
St James' Church, Barrow

25th June 2016
Haydn Revealed
Stabat Mater
Nelson Mass
St. Mary's RC Church, Ulverston

23rd April 2016
The Surround of Music
Gabrieli: Nunc Dimittis
Charpentier: Mass
Monterverdi: Lauda Ierusalem
Allegri: Miserere
Mendelssohn: Hora Est
Tomkins: O Praise the Lord All Ye Heathen
Whitacre: Water Night
Gjeilo: Evening Prayer
Methodist Church,Ulverston

Saturday 5th December 2015
Christmas around Europe
Songs and sacred seasonal music from various countries in Europe
Methodist Church, Ulverston

Saturday 27th June 2015
St. Matthew Passion: J S Bach
with baroque orchestra, The Holborne Players
Leader: Peter Fender, The Evangelist: Ian Honeyman
Two choirs and two orchestras performed from opposite ends of the church.
St. James' Church, Barrow in Furness, LA14 5UE

Saturday, 15th November
St. James' Church, Barrow-in-Furness
Vaughan Williams
Three Songs from Shakespeare
Serenade to Music
Towards an Unknown Region
Fantasia on a Christmas Carol
The Lark Ascending
The Wasps - Overture
Furness Bach Choir & Orchestra

Requiem: Tomâs Luis de Victoria
Requiem: Maurice Duruflé
Ulverston Parish Church
Saturday, 28th June

Messiah by George Frideric Handel
St Mary's Church, Dalton in Furness
Saturday, 5th April

1000 years of Christmas Music
Ulverston Methodist Church
Sunday 15th December 2013

Six motets, Double Concerto for two violins, Double Concerto for
organ & harpsichord
St Mary of Furness, Duke Street, Barrow
Saturday, 22nd June, 2013

A Shepherd's Vespers: music by Anthony Milledge, words by Ross Baxter- Premiere
All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninov

St Oswald's Church, Grasmere
Saturday, April 27th 2013

Italian Baroque
Monteverdi - Beatus Vir
Bononcini - Stabat Mater
Carissimi - Jephte
Handel - Dixit Dominus

with the Holborne Players (baroque orchestra)
St Mary's Parish Church Dalton-in-Furness
Saturday, 2nd March

A Shepherd's Vespers: music by Anthony Milledge, words by Ross Baxter- Premiere
All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninov
St Mary of Furness Church, Ulverston
Saturday, 17th November

Judas Maccabeus by Handel
St. James's Church Barrow
16 June 2012

Elijah by Mendelssohn
St Mary's Parish Church, Ulverston
24 March 2012

Bach Night
St James's Church, Barrow
12 November 2011

'Conductor's Choice' - a selection from composers including Handel, Buxtehude, Lotti, Fats Waller and Gershwin.
Neville Street Methodist Church, Ulverston
18 June 2011

Israel In Egypt by Handel
St James' Church, Blake Street, Barrow-in-Furness
9 April 2011

Requiem Mass by W. A. Mozart
Theresa Mass by J. Haydn
St Mary of Furness RC Church, Ulverston
13 November 2010

Songs and Strawberries
20th century pieces by British, American and Estonian composers.
Ulverston Parish Church
26 June

JS Bach St. John Passion
Furness Bach Choir with the Holborne Players (baroque orchestra)
St Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness
20 March 2010

Song of Songs
Saturday 28th November 2009
St James' Church, Blake Street, Barrow-in-Furness

Music spanning five centuries based on the sensual lyrics of the Song of Solomon and also including two motets in forty parts:
Tallis's Spem in alium and Striggio's Ecce beatam lucem.

27th June 2009 Midsummer Melodies
St Columba's RC Church, Walney Island, Barrow
Programme of short choral, solo and instrumental pieces with readings

1st July 2009 Serenade for Summer
Grange-over-Sands United Reformed Church

9th May 2009
Mass in B minor by J S Bach
Furness Bach Choir and Holborne Players
Conductor: Anthony Milledge
Baroque orchestra led by Peter Fender
Parish Church, Ulverston

November 2008
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor for unaccompanied double choir
George Jeffreys (17th c. English composer) :Our Blessed Saviour Cycle of
7 verse anthems for the Church's year (its first modern performance)
St Mary of Furness RC Church, Ulverston
May 2008 G F Handel Samson
November 2007 Echoes of Bohemia (pieces by 17th and 18th c. Czech composers)
April 2007 Treasures of the Baroque (Vivaldi Beatus Vir, Handel, 9th Chandos Anthem, Purcell Welcome to all the Pleasures, J S Bach Mass in G minor)
December 2006 Handel's Messiah
May 2006 Leopold Mozart Mass in C Michael Haydn St Francis Mass
November 2005 Gounod St Cecilia Mass Durufl Requiem
May 2005 J Haydn Nelson Mass plus music by Mozart and Michael Haydn
November 2004 M Haydn St Theresa Mass, Mozart Requiem
June 2004 Jonathan Dove Tobias and the Angel (with English Touring Opera)
May 2004 Dvorak Mass in D, Faure's Requiem