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.
Our next concert will celebrate summer in the John Wood Chapel at Prior Park College at 7.30 pm on Saturday 21st June. It will feature three groups of pieces, all inherited from the past and all brought to new life in these settings by English composers, moving from the nostalgia of the nursery rhyme via the charm of English folksong to the directness of Tippett’s Child of Our Time Spirituals – three diverse groups of five. There will also be solo and ensemble items including some barbershop. All this in the elegant surroundings of Prior Park College, looking out over the gardens above Bath.
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