Established in 1985 by conductor James Greasby, the Chattanooga Bach Choir provides an opportunity to sing lesser performed choral works of the Baroque period and choral-orchestral masterworks and chamber choral music of all periods. The choir’s repertoire includes over twenty-five of Bach’s cantatas, motets and oratorios, including most of the early Bach cantatas, all six of the late Haydn masses, and numerous anthems by Henry Purcell and other English composers. The group has also performed masterworks by contemporaries of Bach such as Hammerschmidt, Telemann, Handel and the music of French composers, most notably Faure and Durufle’; its thirty year performance history comprises the works of over sixty composers. The Bach Choir performed with the Tennessee Chamber Orchestra in 2006, premiering a piece by Tennessee composer Christopher Tew, and sang as the featured choir at the Bach Festival in Rome, Georgia, in 2007. In 2009, the choir performed for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Tennessee state convention. The choir draws members from diverse backgrounds and occupations: its ranks include teachers and attorneys, homemakers, music professors, church musicians, business managers, computer consultants, a priest, a physical therapist, a pipe organ technician, a painter, an engineer, and a retired military officer!