Sidmouth Occasional Choir

GOOD FRIDAYS 2013 to 2017

Sidmouth Occasional Choir presented, as its inaugural concert on 29th March 2013, Bach’s St John Passion – his great, dramatic and moving setting of John’s Gospel account of the Passion of our Lord (with other, contemplative material).

Our hopes included that that first concert might help to re-establish the tradition each Good Friday, of a performance in Sidmouth Parish Church of good music, appropriate to that particular day in the Church’s calendar. We have so far been able to put on four Good Friday concerts at Sidmouth (we had to miss 2015) so this year’s, on 30th March 2018, marks our fifth one.

The posters for our four concerts so far are reproduced below:


The local newspaper’s crit of our first concert appears below



Here are a few genuinely quoted comments about our past concerts:

(2013)  “It was a moving and profound experience for us both”

              “What a success last night was, a piece to shake the soul…. A beautiful performance."

(2014)  “Congratulations – a brilliant evening”

(2016)  “What a wonderful performance. I enjoyed every minute of it.”

              “Tremendous. Thank you.”

(2017)  “Such a marvellous concert on Good Friday, a day which I will always remember”.

             “A moving experience, a splendid evening”.