Bath Symphony Orchestra : Summer Concert
Sunday 11 June 2017
Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre BA15 1DZ
Dance around the World : a concert for all the family. The programme features works influenced by dance and folk melodies from Norway to Mexico. Grieg's Norwegian Dances, Falla's ballet music The Three Cornered Hat, The Polovtsian Dances of Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov's virtuosic Capriccio Espagnol and the less well known Danzon No.2 by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez.
Time : 3pm
Ticket prices : £15 (£8 for students and under-18s)
Tickets available from : the Box Office, Wiltshire Music Centre, tel 01225 860100 or www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Venue address : Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road,
Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts BA15 1DZ
Vocal Works Gospel Choir - Gospel Rocks
Friday 16 June 2017
Gospel Rocks is an uplifting and high energy concert featuring soulful versions of classic rock tunes by one of the UK’s leading gospel and soul choirs - VWGC.
Expect an evening of rich harmonies and virtuoso soloists as Vocal Works Gospel Choir perform songs by the rock greats, including Queen, Aerosmith, U2, The Eagles and Bon Jovi.
VWGC regularly perform throughout the UK and abroad. They have recorded with artists including Peter Gabriel and Brian May; toured with Reef, The Heavy, Susan Boyle and Kerry Ellis; and released five albums including Gospel Rocks and A Soulful Christmas. Their new album '14' will be released in June.
Tickets (£15/£10) available from: here
Brian Roper Memorial Concert
Friday 30 June 2017
Where: The Forum, Bath
Bath Philharmonia present their second annual concert dedicated to the memory of local philanthropist Brian Roper; a concert that encourages future generations to develop their love of classical music.
Stravinsky's Firebird is based on a Russian folk legend, featuring gorgeous melodies, fierce rhythmic intensity and one of music's most breathtaking finales. Pictures at an Exhibition is probably Mussorgsky's most famous composition. Written to perpetuate the memory of his dear friend, artist and architect Victor Hartman, Mussorgsky musically depicts a set of ten figurative art works.
We will be joined for this concert by Peter Donohoe, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost pianists of his time. He returns to Bath Philharmonia to perform the same concerto that crowned him joint winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982.
Bath Bach Choir 70th Anniversary Concert
Saturday 1 July 2017
J S Bach Magnificat in D Mozart Great Mass in C minor
For this special concert, exactly 70 years on from its first public performance, Bath Bach Choir will perform two of the greatest works of the choral repertoire. Bach's Magnificat - Mary's song of praise - was composed for Vespers on Christmas Day 1723 in St Thomas's Leipzig. A masterpiece even by Bach's standards, the music is exuberant and gentle by turns, illuminating the text with absolute genius. Its three trumpets lend a regal pomp and celebratory brilliance, and are juxtaposed with some eloquent solo arias reflecting Mary's sense of humility.
Mozart had promised that if he married Constanze Weber he would write a mass for her and her sister to sing. His Great Mass in C minor was composed for a special occasion in Salzburg in 1783, although never finished. Full of Bach-influenced grandeur and colourful Italianate excesses, it calls for a double choir and two virtuosic solo sopranos, whose operatic coloratura arias are a highlight of the piece.
Conductor Nigel Perrin
Soprano: Verity Wingate Annas Sideris
Counter-tenor: Stephen Harvey
Tenor: Kieran White
Bass: Julien van Mellaerts
Music In The Museum
Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm – 8.20pm
The Holburne Museum
Richard Frewer (Lyric Baritone)
David Price (Fortepiano
This summer, Richard Frewer and David Price are to perform Schubert’s last collection of songs, published after his death. Schwanengesang consists of thirteen songs: six by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one by Johann Seidl. There may be no narrative coherence to the set but musically they hold together and they are some of Schubert’s most expressive, dramatic and recognisable songs. ♫ Tickets: holburne.org
Monteverdi & His Milieu, With Musicke In The Ayre
Friday 7 July 2017
Venue: Museum Of Bath Architecture
Join early music specialists Musicke in the Ayre in a Venetian Adventure, celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, one of the best things ever to emerge from Italy. The lovely acoustic of the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel is ideally suited for this wonderful music performed by sopranos Jane Hunt and Maria Danishvar, accompanied by Din Ghani on archlute and baroque guitar. The programme includes secular and sacred pieces by Monteverdi and some of his contemporaries, mostly published in Venice in the 17th century.
Tickets £10 incl glass of wine, at the door or in advance from 01225 333895, email@example.com.
Doors open 6.00pm, music from 6.30 - 7.30pm.
Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards,
The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA
Summertime with Bath Camerata
Sunday 9 July 2017
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
4pm. Tickets: £8 to £20.
Available from www.bathcamerata.co.uk
or Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.
Fizz, strawberries & cream, and songs for summer are in store at Bath Camerata’s ‘Summertime’ concert, all set in the resplendent surroundings of Bath’s historic Guildhall, on Sunday 9 July at 4pm.
Their programme will be a mix of unaccompanied summer songs, including songs that will have a lighter touch - so definitely nothing too heavy and serious for a July afternoon!
The Jar Family
Saturday 29 July 2017
Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ
A collective of singer/songwriters whose sum of their parts is even more than their individual talents. Five equally strong front-men and a vast array of carefully crafted songs of multiple genre and tempo from industrial folk to indie rock/rock 'n' roll, the band has attracted lots of interest on the live scene, including supporting Alabama 3 on two UK tours. This is their second recent visit to Somerset. Previously they were given a standing ovation at the David Hall, South Petherton, where it was said to have been the best show at the hall in 14 years.
Tickets £15 from www.wegottickets.com or contact 01963 350 194.
Doors and bar open 18:45/performance 19:30