Our Next Concert

Saturday 25th March 7.30 pm

Future concert programme will be published soon

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

It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the unexpected passing of our Musical Director, Dr. Anthony Milledge. He died peacefully at his home on February 2nd.

Anthony conducted Furness Bach Choir from 2007. He was an organist, composer and first became a choirmaster at 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 included 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 sang, 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 conducted the Barrow Male Voice Choir. He was a key figure in the music of the South Lakes. His loss will be felt keenly by the large community of singers and musicians he influenced and inspired.

Performing editions, produced by Anthony Milledge, are published by Pandion Music who can be found at www.pandion-music.co.uk

We are now actively seeking a new musical director and would appreciate approaches from musicians who would like to be considered for the post. Please email our Chair, Ross Baxter, for further details.