Cheltenham Bach Choir perform their summer concert at Pittville Pump Room
Cheltenham Bach Choir Perform Elgar's Dream of Gerontius at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 9 November
Cheltenham Bach Choir Perform Handel's Messiah at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 21 December
Cheltenham Bach Choir perform Rachmaninov Vespers

Come and Sing
The Armed Man
19 October 2019

KARL JENKINS
The Armed Man

Saturday 19 October 2019

10:00-1600

 

The annual Come and Sing day is suitable for singers of all ages and abilities, those who just want to sing and those interested in joining Cheltenham Bach Choir. We look forward to having you with us for what promises to be a superb day of choral music-making.

 

There will be a performance at 3.00pm and family and friends are warmly invited to come and listen.

 

 

Holy Apostles, Cheltenham

Conducted by David Crown

 

 

Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - Come and Sing with Cheltenham Bach Choir

The Dream of Gerontius
Edward Elgar
9 November 2019

ELGAR
The Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 9 November 2019

Cheltenham Town Hall at 19:30

 

Gerontius Joshua Ellicott

The Angel Catherine Carby

The Angel of the Agony Gary Griffiths

 

The Regency Sinfonia

Conducted by David Crown

 

The Dream of Gerontius is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work. An oratorio in two parts 'Gerontius' (a name derived from the Greek word geron, "old man") was composed by Elgar in 1900 for the Birmingham Music Festival of 1900.  Using much of a poem by Cardinal Newman this magnificent piece relays the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgment before God and settling into Purgatory.

The Dream of Gerontius.  Edward Elgar.  Performed by Cheltenham Bach Choir on Saturday 9 November at Cheltenham Town Hall

 

Ticket details will be available soon.

 

Conductor & Soloists

Joshua Ellicot - tenor.  Performing Gerontius with Cheltenham Bach Choir in November 2019

 

Joshua Ellicot | Gerontius

 

Catherine Carby Mezzo sings the part of the Angel in Dream of Gerontius with Cheltenham Bach Choir in November 2019

 

Catherine Carby | Angel

 

Gary Griffiths, baritone

 

Gary Griffiths | Angel of Agony

 

David Crown - conductor Cheltenham Bach Choir

 

David Crown | Conductor

 

Handel
Messiah
21 December 2019

HANDEL
Messiah

Saturday 21 December 2019

Cheltenham Town Hall

 

Hannah Davey Soprano
Feargal Mostyn Williams Countertenor
Daniel Norman  Tenor
Dominic Sedgwick Baritone

 

The Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra

Conducted by David Crown

 

Handel composed Messiah in 1741, and continued to work on it after the premiere in Dublin. He completed the version we know today in 1754 and the work has become a firm Christmas favourite performed every year by professional and amateur choirs throughout the world.

 

This glorious oratorio is one of the most famous pieces of Baroque choral music and hugely popular with audiences who traditionally stand during the Hallelujah Chorus, allegedly because King George II stood up during the chorus at the Messiah's debut London performance. No one seems absolutely sure that this really happened, but it's a lovely tradition and one that audiences continue to enjoy.

Handel's Messiah. Performed by Cheltenham Bach Choir on Saturday 21 December at Cheltenham Town Hall

 

Ticket details will be available soon.

 

Conductor & Soloists

Hannah Davey soprano.

 

Hannah Davey | Soprano

 

Feargal Mostyn Williams - countertenor

 

Feargal Mostyn Williams | Countertenor

 

Daniel Norman - Tenor

 

Daniel Norman | Tenor

 

Dominic Sedgwick  - baritone

 

Dominic Sedgwick | Baritone

 

Rachmaninov
Vespers
28 March 2020

RACHMANINOV
Vespers (All Night Vigil)

Saturday 28 March 2020

Tewkesbury Abbey

 

Praised as Rachmaninov's finest choral achievement, The All Night Vigil is a quiet, reflective and deeply moving work which was composed and premiered in 1915 - just after WW1 had commenced. At the time, Russia was going through political and social turmoil during the aftermath of the 1905 Russian Revolution.

 

Despite not being a regular church-goer, Rachmaninov had a deep personal religious faith, which is expressed through this unaccompanied set of choral vespers. Separated into two parts: the evening Vespers and the morning Matins, this deeply spiritual work is full of exquisitely rich harmonies.

 

Cheltenham Bach Choir will perform this wonderful work in the perfect setting of Tewkesbury Abbey.

 

Tickets and details of soloists and orchestra will be available soon.

 

Rachmaninov Vespers. Performed by Cheltenham Bach Choir on Saturday 28 March 2002 at Tewkesbury Abbey

 

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