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Twenty years!

This is our twentieth anniversary year: we played our first concerts, in Oxford and London, in May 1997, and the whole story is revealed on our diary archive page. This year’s concerts in our Norwich and London series reflect this history. In March we are reprising a programme built around Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; in the summer we give a concert of French music – a theme that has come to the fore for us; and we finish in the autumn with an all-Bach programme and some of his most glorious music.

We will issue two CDs this year. The first of them, Musical offering, will be released in the spring; the second, Bach and before, will be isssued towards the end of the year. You can subscribe to Bach and before by becoming a Friend of the Bach Players for 2017: a subscription form can be dowloaded here. Both CDs are now announced on our recordings page.

January 2017


Our next event

Pour le souper du roi

Medium pour le souper du roi col

Sunday 12 February, 6.30 pm

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Keeping in touch

Friends of the Bach Players

In 2008 we started a subscription scheme as a way of supporting the production of our CDs. Last year we renamed and formalized this as Friends of The Bach Players, reflecting the larger purpose of the scheme. By becoming a Friend, you support both the concerts and the recordings – costly operations that always need subsidy from somewhere, and for which it is increasingly difficult to find help from the Arts Council. You will also become part of a community of people who enjoy and support what we do.

To join the Friends of The Bach Players and receive a copy of our forthcoming CD ‘Sleepers awake!’: download this form

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From the Journal

‘Sleepers awake!’ reviewed in Early Music Review

January 2017 – Reviews

David Stancliffe reviewed our CD ‘Sleepers awake!’ in Early Music Review, giving it 4.5 stars overall (out of 5 stars). He writes as follows:



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