Saturday, 6 February 2016, 7.30 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath BA2 4AF
To brighten the dark days of February, A Handful of Singers, accompanied by chamber orchestra Quorum on period instruments, complete with trumpets, perform an all-Bach programme featuring three works to warm the heart and lift the spirits: the joyful cantata Gloria in excelsis Deo, derived from an earlier Mass and later adapted to form part of Bach’s great B minor Mass; the earliest and most symmetrical of his six motets, Jesu, meine Freude; and his exquisite setting of theMagnificat – exuberant, reflective and lyrical, and all packed into twelve short movements, each one a musical gem.
Tickets: £15, £5 under 25s, concession for carers £5 – through the choir; phone 07885 509813; Bath Box Office 01225 463362 www.bathboxoffice.org.uk; and on the door.
Our 2016 programme is now well advanced and can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
- All my trials
- Pilgrims Hymn
- Ave Maria
- Earth Song
- O Magnum Mysterium
- Why do the roses