A Handful of Singers

Saturday 6th February 2016, 7.30 p.m.

To brighten the dark days of February, A Handful of Singers, Bath’s acclaimed chamber choir of 24 voices, accompanied by chamber orchestra Quorum on period instruments, complete with trumpets, perform an all-Bach programme featuring three works to warm the heart and lift the spirits: the joyful cantata Gloria in excelsis Deo, derived from an earlier Mass and later adapted to form part of Bach’s great B minor Mass; the earliest and most symmetrical of his six motets, Jesu meine Freude; and his exquisite setting of the Magnificat – exuberant, reflective and lyrical, and all packed into twelve short movements, each one a musical gem.

A Handful of Singers is directed by its award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.

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  A Handfull Of Singers