Bach Choir

“Flawless diction, impeccable intonation — rich and stunning.”

Review of the choir in The American Organist magazine

The Valparaiso University Bach Choir is an auditioned ensemble serving the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University. The choir includes Valpo students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the wider Chicagoland community.

The Bach Choir made its debut in the 2001 performance of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion”, and participated in the inauguration of the Bach Institute in January 2004, performing Bach’s “Mass in B Minor”, both under the direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling.

In July 2006, the Bach Choir performed at the opening worship of the American Guild of Organists’ national convention, for which they performed motets by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and two world premieres. In March of 2012 the Bach Choir performed Bach’s “Cantata 106” for the American Choral Directors Association Central Division’s convention in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Rehearsals and Auditions

The Bach Choir holds regular rehearsals on Monday nights, 7-9:15 p.m.

Bach Choir auditions for the current season have concluded. To inquire about future auditions, please email