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 be on Saturday 5 April at 7.30 pm at Prior Park College Chapel, Prior Park College, Bath. To the warmth and lyricism of the Fauré Requiem add the ‘searing beauty’ of Frank Martin’s lyrical Mass for double choir – a private work written in the 1920s and kept in a drawer for 40 years before being performed. Mix in the generous acoustic and imposing interior of Prior Park College Chapel, and the ‘very good sound’ and ‘excellent dynamic shading’ of A Handful of Singers – an irresistible recipe for a glorious concert. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door.
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