African Sanctus by David Fanshawe
Featuring BackBeat percussion quartet
BATH BACH CHOIR
Conductor: Nigel Perrin
Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 7.30pm
African Sanctus is the best known work by British composer and ethnomusicologist David Fanshawe. Widely acclaimed for its passion, colour, vivacity and raw emotion, it juxtaposes and interweaves the Latin text of the Mass with traditional African music heard and recorded by the composer on his epic journey across Africa in the late 1960s. Adding irrepressible vibrancy to the singers and recordings will be the amazing percussion group – BackBeat – which will open the show with a demonstration of its flare and virtuosity.
Discounts for students and children U18