Bach – Magnificat

Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs

Saturday 27th April 2019
St. Mary’s Bathwick

Our April concert will be full of springtime joy, commencing with Bach’s Magnificat and concluding with Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs.

These major works will be complemented by Palestrina Exultate Deo, Wie lieblich from Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, I was glad by Parry, Bogoroditsye Dyevo by Rachmaninov, and Bleib’ bei uns by Rheinberger.

Shean Bowers will conduct the choir and soloists:

Soprano – Gwen Martin;
Alto – Amy Lyddon;
Tenor – Peter Davoren;
Bass – Craig Bissex.

Conductor – Shean Bowers
Organist – Paul Provost

Tickets £22 – £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 – Shean Bowers

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