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LUTTMAN, Willie Lewis (1874 - 1930), Organist and Director of the Choristers St Albans Cathedral since 1907; Conductor of the St Albans Bach Choir

JANES, (John) Douglas (Webster) (1918 - 2003), Secretary, The Bach Choir, 1981–89; Deputy Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, 1974–79

ALLEN, Hugh Percy (1869 - 1946), Hon. Fellow Christ’s College, Cambridge; Fellow of New College, Oxford; Professor of Music in University of Oxford since 1918; President Royal College of Organists; Chairman Mus. Advisory Committee of BBC; President ISM 1930; Conducted at Leeds Festival, 1913, 1922, 1925–28; late Conductor of London Bach Choir and Oxford Bach Choir

WILLCOCKS, David (Valentine) (born 1919), conductor; Musical Director of the Bach Choir, 1960–98, Conductor Laureate, since 1998; General Editor, OUP Church Music, since 1961

Gordon, Dudley Gladstone (1883 - 1972), President: Hadfields Ltd (Chairman 1945–62, Director 1943); Allied Circle; Engineering Section British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1953; Institute of Refrigeration; The Bach Choir

JACQUES, (Thomas) Reginald (1894 - 1969), sometime Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford; Director of Music to the Bach Choir, London, 1932–60; Founder and Conductor of the Jacques Orchestra

HEATH-GRACIE, George Handel (1892 - 1987), Organist and Master of the Choristers, Derby Cathedral, 1933–57; Diocesan Choirmaster, 1936–57; Founder and Conductor, Derby Bach Choir, 1935; Special Commissioner, Royal School of Church Music, 1951–66

HILL, David Neil (born 1957), Musical Director, Bach Choir, since 1998; Chief Conductor, BBC Singers, since 2007; Principal Conductor, Yale University Schola Cantorum, since 2013; Professor of Choral Conducting, Yale University, since 2013

GRAY, George Charles (1897 - 1981), Organist and Master of the Music, Leicester Cathedral, 1931–69; Conductor of Leicester Bach Choir, 1931–69; Senior Lecturer in Music, Leicester College of Education, 1946–76; Lay Canon of Leicester Cathedral, 1942; Examiner, Trinity College of Music, 1958

ARMSTRONG, Thomas Henry Wait (1898 - 1994), Principal, Royal Academy of Music, 1955–68; Organist of Christ Church, Oxford, 1933–55; Student of Christ Church, 1939–55, Student Emeritus, 1955, Hon. Student, 1981; Choragus of the University and University Lecturer in Music, 1937–54; Conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir and the Oxford Orchestral Society; Musical Director of the Balliol Concerts

 

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Formed permanently in London in 1876 following success of first 2 complete Brit. perfs. in Apr. and May 1876 of Bach's Mass in B minor by group of amateurs assembled in 1875 under the choral direction of Otto Goldschmidt, who remained cond. until 1885. His successors have been Stanford, Walford Davies, Hugh Allen, Vaughan Williams, Boult, Reginald Jacques, David Willcocks, and David Hill. Gives annual perfs. of St Matthew Passion; many modern works in its repertory. Choirs in several other cities and towns use the title preceded by their name, e.g. Oxford Bach Choir, Newcastle Bach Choir.

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