An Evening of Festive Music
Palestrina & Poulenc Exultate Deo
Cui & Swayne Magnificat
Bach Der Geist hilft
Rutter & Monteverdi Cantate Domino
Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Bernard Winter Wonderland
with carols from Ireland, Wales and England
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Lennon and McCartney, Rodgers and Hammerstein; it is said that good things come in pairs, so join us for a double helping of the Magnificat (Swayne and Cui), Exultate Deo (Poulenc and Palestrina), and Cantate Domino (Monteverdi and Rutter). This triple sandwich is interspersed with an eclectic mix of joyful and festive music, some of which will take you on a voyage of discovery whilst others will be reassuringly familiar, sung in a variety of languages including Cornish and Welsh!
Indulge yourself in an uplifting and heart-warming Christmas feast for the ears as The Handful gets the season’s festivities well under way.
The Handful has enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting, vibrant and adventurous chamber choirs in and around Bath. Founded in 2002 as ‘A Handful of Singers’, the choir started out as a small group of experienced singers. Since then the choir has grown both in size (to 24 singers) and in stature. Now with Tomos Watkins at the helm, The Handful has entered a new phase as a forward-looking choir, always enthralling audiences with its fine sound and imaginative programming, and always seeking to leave them captivated.
‘I found myself transfixed by the sheer beauty of their singing and the depth of their understanding’ Bath Chronicle, Feb 2019
For more details see www.thehandful.org
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