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Bach Choir (Choir)

The Bach Choir is a large independent musical organisation founded in London, England in 1876 to give the first performance of J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor in Britain.

The choir has around 240 active members. Directed by David Hill MBE (Yale Schola Cantorum/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), one of the country's most eminent choral directors, it regularly performs and records across London and the UK, including at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road Studios.

The choir's patron is The Prince of Wales. Its conductor laureate was Sir David Willcocks, who was the choir's musical director from 1960 to 1998. Its other musical directors have included Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Reginald Jacques.

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