Our next concert will be on Saturday 7th February 2015, 7.30 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath (BA2 4AF), where we will present a programme of contrasts, juxtaposing the solemn splendour of Mozart’s Requiem (as completed by Süssmayr), the dignified austerity of Vaughan Williams’ unaccompanied Mass in G minor for double choir and Haydn’s cataclysmic ‘storm’ chorus, Insanae et vanae curae, written for a revival of his sacred opera Il ritorno di Tobia.
The choir is directed by its conductor Christopher Finch, winner of the 2010 BBC Choir of the Year. Under his direction, A Handful of Singers has developed a wide repertoire of music, classical and contemporary, serious and not too serious, and has gained an enviable reputation for the quality and vibrancy of its performances. The choir has, at the moment, spaces for soprano and alto singers (see the joining page for details).
And the choir has released its debut album: do listen to the following sample of excerpts from the CD. The CD may be purchased through members of the choir, by phone – 01225 311850, or by email to email@example.com .
- All my trials
- Pilgrims Hymn
- Ave Maria
- Earth Song
- O Magnum Mysterium
- Why do the roses