St Mary’s Church, Bathwick

£15—£5 (Under 25s) | Under 16 FREE

It’s been more than a year since choirs were silenced by the pandemic, yet the 2021/22 season brings new hope and fresh opportunities, including an exciting partnership for The Handful with their new Musical Director Vicente Chavarría.

With 2021 drawing to a close, join The Handful in a contemplative yet joyful evening as the choir weaves its way through a rich tapestry of music reflecting on what has passed and giving thanks for what we have, finishing with a few jolly drinking songs to see us off into the festive season!

As part of the choir’s commitment to exploring and supporting new music the programme includes UK premières from two hugely talented young composers Sydney Guillaume and J. Michael Saunders.


Gjeilo: Prelude
Saunders: Ave Maria
Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil: III. Blazhen muzh
Stanford: Motets (Justorum animae/Beati quorum)
Finzi: My spirit sang all day
Guillaume: Ego sum
Schoenberg: Schein uns, du liebe sonne (Drei Volksliedsätze 1929)
Tavener: Today the Virgin
LaBarr: Grace Before Sleep
Trad. arr Poston/Vaughan Williams: This endris night
Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Todd: My Lord Has Come
Stopford: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Lutkin: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Holst: Bring us in good ale
Richafort: Tru, tru trut avant
Trad. arr. Chavarria: Gloucestershire Wassail

Booking Information:

  • Full price: £15
  • Under 25’s £5
  • Under 16’s FREE
  • Complimentary Personal Assistant/Carer ticket available to those who are registered disabled.
  • Running time: 1.5hours