Saturday 4th February 7:30pm – St John Church, South Parade, Bath
A Handful of Singers’ February concert is something of a celebration. Accompanied by the excellent period instrument band Quorum, complete with baroque trumpets and drums, celebration is the common theme of the three Te Deum settings.
Whether commissioned by the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor (Haydn), written to celebrate Anglo/Austrian victory at Dettingen (Handel), or with an opening Rondeau better known as the theme tune of the European Broadcasting Union (Charpentier), together they provide a joyful, uplifting programme. Handel’s ever-popular anthem for the coronation of King George II, Zadok the Priest, gets the party started.
Tickets will be £15, £5 for under 25s, and they will be available from Bath Box Office (here) , the choir (07885 509813) and on the door.
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