Bach Study Group


Conductor: Mark Nelson
Pianist: David Almond   

We are an informal group dedicated to the study of  J. S. Bach’s cantatas, motets, and Passions.  We immerse ourselves in rehearsal of a chosen work for a number of weeks and perform a final run-through at the end of the study period.  Founded in 1983 by Joan Snell, the group currently numbers some 50 singers (SATB) and instrumentalists (playing flute, recorder, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and keyboard).  We are grateful to the Howe Library, which provides rehearsal space and -- thanks to a gift made to the library some years ago -- covers the cost of photocopying music parts.  (We are scrupulous about photocopying only music for which copyright has expired.)

No Auditions: There are no auditions.  Singers and instrumentalists of all levels of experience are most welcome! Interested musicians are encouraged to contact Mark Nelson (mark.bach.study@gmail.com).  Non-participating observers are welcome as well.

Rehearsals: Fridays mornings, 10:00 - 11:30 pm in the Mayer Room of the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H.