Bath Recitals brings A Carolean Christmas to the beautiful surroundings of St Michael’s Without on 20 December... but don’t miss out as tickets are already selling fast for ‘the highlight of Bath’s Christmas Season’…
One of the highlights of the programme will be Vivaldi’s Gloria, one of the undoubted glories of the Baroque age.
This 12 movement work is one of the most popular works of all time, described by Classic FM as:
‘a beauty beyond belief, prompting a frisson of sheer delight’.
“This intimate and candlelit concert presents a not-to-be missed performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria sung by Bath’s premier chamber choir.“Says Artistic Director of Bath Recitals Daniel Cushing
This Christmas extravaganza will include some wonderful seasonal music from the Renaissance to the present day. Two Bath conductors join forces to bring this unmissable candlelit concert to Bath’s Christmas season this year:
Conductors Francis Faux and Daniel Robert Cushing
Stars of the show will be Bath’s own Noctis Chamber Choir. Noctis has established itself as one of Bath’s premier vocal ensembles, a group of highly skilled choral singers, professional musicians, singing teachers and lay clerks who are known for their versatility and innovation.
Other works in the programme will include the delightful The Boar’s Head Carol. This Christmas gem composed by Elizabeth Poston was commissioned by Cuthbert Bates for the City of Bath Bach Choir and first performed in the Pump Room.
Noctis Choir: ‘A beautiful blend of voices’
A Carolean Christmas
Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm
St Michael’s Without, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ
Noctis Chamber Choir & The Carolean Consort
Francis Faux & Daniel Robert Cushing conductors
Maisie Lewis soprano & Molly Soo mezzo-soprano
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Magnificat in B flat
Michael Praetorius Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down
Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Traditional Carols Past Three O’clock & The Boar’s Head
Antonio Vivaldi Gloria in D major
Tickets from £14 to £27 available from the Bath Box Office