Saturday 24th June 2017 7:30 – Prior Park College Chapel
The German Romantics
This summer a Handful of Singers will be celebrating the German romantic tradition with three works. Mendelssohn’s Te Deum in D is a richly scored masterpiece from an 17 year old already at the height of his genius, looking back to Bach and forward to Brahms. Rheinberger’s Mass in E flat for Double Choir, a fabulously lyrical work, takes us to the core of the 19th Century. And Reger’s Sacred Songs Op. 138, in their stark simplicity, anticipate the neo-classical revolution at the start of the 20th Century.
Three works, each ideally suited to the wonderful acoustic of the Main Chapel at Prior Park College – make for a great mid-summer experience.
Our 2017 programme is now well advanced and can be found here.
A Handful of Singers, Bath’s highly acclaimed chamber choir of 24 voices, has been performing in and around Bath since its inception in 2002.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
- All my trials
- Pilgrims Hymn
- Ave Maria
- Earth Song
- O Magnum Mysterium
- Why do the roses