Handel – Messiah

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th
December 2018
Bath Abbey

The dramatic oratorio that tells the familiar story of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection.
Bath Choral Society’s concert marks the start of the season of Christmas music in Bath Abbey.

Conductor – David Gostick

Tickets £32 – £6 will be on sale from 1 August 2018 from Bath Box Office.

Bach – Magnificat

Roth – A Time to Dance

Saturday 27th April 2019
St. Mary’s Bathwick

A joyful thread of dance runs through this programme. From the elegant, courtly dances of Bach to the driving rhythms of Roth, this is music that makes you glad to be alive.
In terms of sheer joy and exuberance, this concert combines the very best the 18th century can offer with what could be among the very best of the 21st. And, if you like trumpets, you are in for a treat!

Conductor – David Gostick

Tickets £25 – £8 will be on sale from 1 November 2018 from Bath Box Office.

L’Estrange – Zimbe!

Saturday 22 June 2019
St. Mary’s Bathwick

Zimbe! is a sequence of choral arrangements of traditional songs from all over Africa in a jazz style. This is a work which forges links between adult choirs and massed children’s choirs, placing singing at the heart of the community as it always has been in Africa. And, since jazz grew out of blues which itself sprang from the mouths of African people, what better accompaniment for these songs than a jazz quintet? Zimbe! is at times touching and moving, at other times funky and grooving and all of the time incredibly uplifting both for performers and audiences alike.

Bath Choral Society will be joined by the Melody Makers –Bath Abbey’s choir for children aged six to 11.

There will be an open workshop of Zimbe! led by the composer, Alexander L’Estrange on Sunday 9 June 2019. Details will be published on the BCS website.

Conductor – David Gostick

Tickets £25 – £8 will be on sale from 1 April 2019 from Bath Box Office.