Our Next Concert

Saturday 25th March 7.30 pm
O Absalom
Methodist Church, Neville Street, Ulverston, LA12 0BL

Tickets: £10 (students £5)

from Sutton's Bookshop, Ulverston
call 01229 837680 or at the door

We are seeking Corporate sponsors for the 2017/18 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

About Furness Bach Choir

We are a choir of thirty to forty voices, singing music composed over the past thousand years.

Choristers live in and around the Furness Peninsula. We were formerly known as the Ulverston Bach Choir and still rehearse in Ulverston on Tuesday evenings during term times.

Our Musical Director

Anthony Milledge has been conducting Furness Bach Choir since the beginning of 2007.
He has been an organist, composer and choirmaster since the age of sixteen. After completing a research degree at Manchester University, he took up music professionally, studying in London with Nicholas Hawtry and Anthony Kinsella.
His career includes many appearances as pianist, harpsichordist and organist, both as a soloist and in ensemble work. He was director of music at Kingsway Hall from 1973 until its closure, and later at St Philip's, Kensington. He taught for the Open University from its inception. He founded the Holborne Consort, now the Holborne Players, in 1976, and took over the Canonbury Chamber Choir in 1980, composing pieces for them and producing performing editions of many of the earlier works they sing, as well as training and conducting them. He was Conductor of the Whitecross Orchestra from 1998 to 2008, and composed and made many arrangements for them.
In Sept 2001, he was awarded a Doctorate from Durham University for his thesis on the sixteenth century Flemish composer, Dyricke Gerarde. The thesis included a complete edition of Gerarde's works.
As well as Furness Bach Choir, Anthony Milledge conducts the Canonbury Chamber Choir and the Barrow Male Voice Choir.
Performing editions, produced by Anthony Milledge, are published by Pandion Music who can be found at www.pandion-music.co.uk