Always learning new music, the choir’s repertoire is extensive and continually expanding.


Most recent performances of major works include:


J S Bach:

B Minor Mass , St Mark Passion, St John Passion, Magnificat & Christmas Oratorio



The Great Service









Messiah & Dixit Dominus



Unfinished Remembering



All Night Vespers



Petite Messe Solennelle


Vaughan Williams:




Other pieces:


In addition since 2014 the Choir has performed numerous other pieces including by the following composers:  Berezovsky, Brahms,  Britten, Chesnokov, Dove, Finzi, Howells, Johanson, Kastalsky, Kodály, Lauridson, Langlais, Leighton, MacMillan, Matthias, Mouton, Poston, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Rutter, Scarlatti, Shearing, Schnittke, Villette, & Whitacre


For a full list of Repertoire: 
Download printer-friendly PDF of Repertoire (68k).

Download printer-friendly PDF of Christmas Repertoire




The choir regularly performs and sometimes commissions new works.


Since 2014 one major choral symphony, a special commission composed during the pandemic, two new Christmas pieces, various descants and one arrangement, by Paul Spicer plus new pieces by Eleanor Alberga, Joe Cutler and  David Bednall have been given their first performances by the Choir:


Sound the Invisible Trumps - Paul Spicer

Commissioned during the pandemic.

Dedicated to Pauline Round and Michael Lloyd

First performed June 2022


The Dear Bargain - David Bednall

Commissioned by the Choir.

First performed December 2021


Everyone There - Joe Cutler

Dedicated to Birmingham Bach Choir:conductor:Paul Spicer

First performed Dec 2017.


Now is the time of Christmas - Paul Spicer

Commissioned by Michael Palmer, first performed on 20 December 2015


Descants to Hark the Herald, Come thou Redeemer, Hark a thrilling voice is sounded, O come all ye faithful, While shepherds watched – Paul Spicer.

Commissioned by Merryn Lloyd, first performed in December 2014 and 2015.


Silent Night - arrangement with tenor solo – Paul Spicer.

Commissioned by Merryn Lloyd, first performed on 21 December 2014.


A Shared Singing – Paul Spicer.

Commissioned by Kate Crocker, first performed on 13 September 2014 (with Unfinished Remembering).


Unfinished Remembering – Paul Spicer.

Commissioned by Birmingham Bach Choir with financial assistance from The John Feeney Charitable Trust, first performed on 13 September 2014.


For a full list of commissions & premieres: 
Download PDF of Commissions and First Performances here.


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