Our next performance will feature Rachmaninov Vespers, with guests Wells Cathedral School Choralia, on Saturday 25th April 2015, 7.30 p.m at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Darlington Street, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 4EB.
The outstanding Wells Cathedral School Choralia, finalists in the 2013 Euroradio ‘Let the Peoples Sing’ choral competition, begin the concert with a celebration of music for upper-voice choir from their forthcoming CD, which features music of beauty, purity and expressivity by contemporary British composers.
The second half of the concert is a performance by A Handful of Singers of Rachmaninov’s Vespers, a masterpiece of choral writing and a deeply moving work with exquisitely rich sonorities, composed amidst the political turmoil of pre-revolutionary Russia.
A Handful of Singers and Choralia are directed by their award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.
Tickets £15 (£5 under 25s) are available from the choir 01225 311773 and from Bath Box Office 01225 463362www.bathboxoffice.org.uk, and on the door.
A Handful of Singers, Bath’s highly acclaimed chamber choir of just over 20 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 email@example.com .
- All my trials
- Pilgrims Hymn
- Ave Maria
- Earth Song
- O Magnum Mysterium
- Why do the roses