Kit Holmes With Al Greenwood
Thursday 12 October 2017
Venue: RONDO THEATRE - BATH
Vocals, Guitar & Fiddle
with Al Greenwood: Guitar
Enjoy an uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing,
all with Kit’s incredible sense of fun!
Kit’s trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. The Observer described her music as "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake", and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows. Recent gigs include: Paul McCartney’s LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. Kit’s third album, Driving into the Blue, which features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson, was met with high critical acclaim. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of “blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility”.
‘Impressive…a new British guitar heroine’
**** The Guardian
‘Full of warmth…an absolute delight'
‘She's a world-class player’
**** All Music Guide
‘Impossible to pigeonhole...Kit's immense talent and joie de vivre, emanates from everything she does’
‘Possessing an undercurrent of older soul/R&B her songs are hook laden and immediate. A musical kudos that evades many an artist’
**** Spiral Earth
Traditional Carols in Bath
1 November - 6 December 2017
Venue: New Oriel Hall
The Traditional Carols Project will be 6 two-hour workshops in which you will learn Traditional Christmas Carols in 2-4 part harmony. On the 7th week we will perform the carols in a short informal concert and then sing in some pubs around bath. Everything will be taught by ear so you don't need to be able to read music. There are no auditions and you don't need any prior experience, just a love for singing and some Christmas cheer!
The Singing of Traditional Carols dates back to the seventeenth Century when church choirs would earn some money by singing at people's houses. It is characterised by simple, robust harmonies and catchy tunes. The tradition still survives in the area around Sheffield, and in Cornwall, Exmoor and Somerset.
Matt Norman has been running singing workshops and choirs for over a decade. He specialises in arranging and teaching traditional English songs. His approach is laid back and inclusive, working with singers of all abilities. He has a particular interest in
English traditional harmony singing.
Remarkable Jazz with the Dutch ICP Orchestra
Monday 6 November 2017
Widcombe Social Club, Bath
If you love the kind of off-the-wall sense of mischief and humour that the Dutch always seem to bring out - then this is definitely up your street (or should that be canal?)
This is a rare event for the UK, let alone for Bath - don’t miss it!
It’s jazz with the remarkable
With special 50% discount on tickets for Under 25s, this is Bath’s jazz gig of the year, perhaps of the decade! BOOK NOW FROM: Brown Paper Tickets: Tickets
Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and co-founder Han Bennink’s 75th birthday (he’s the slightly bonkers drummer in these pictures), WSC and All Of The Above are delighted to present Instant Composers Pool (ICP). The ICP is a unique and internationally renowned collective of Dutch composer-improviser-instrumentalists. Put simply, it is revolutionary band - a band full of inspired wit and musical imagination - and the last of its kind.
The exact programme is always a surprise, as the band decides just a few minutes before the performance what they will be playing. From ragtime to swing, bop to free jazz, classical to carnival, the ICP Orchestra continues to be at the forefront of experimental music. Nothing else sounds quite like them and no two gigs are ever alike.
“…The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, from Amsterdam, ….they are scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders.”
New York Times
To complement the concert, FilmBath Festival are showing the touching and evocative documentary film: MISHA ENZOVOORT ... (MISHA AND SO FORTH ....)
Celebrating the late Misha Mengelberg, a giant of European music and co-founder of the ICP Orchestra, the film is a touching and sensitive portrait of a great man, even in his decline from Alzheimers, and the people who love and revere him.
Sacre et Profane, with Musicke in the Ayre
Friday 10 November 2017
Museum of Bath Architecture
Sacred and secular works for one and two voices with continuo from the court of the Sun King: airs by Bacilly, Le Camus, La Barre and Lambert, dances by de Visee, motets by Chapentier and Du Mont.
Carmel Edwards and Jane Hunt, sopranos
Din Ghani archlute & baroque guitar
This concert is part of "Jubilate" - a season of events curated by the Herschel Museum of Astronomy celebrating the musical and scientific life of Bath.
Din will give a short pre-concert talk on "Lutes et cetera": Drawing on his experience of making his own instruments, he will explore the evolution and eclipse of the European lute and other stringed instruments and the emergence of the English guittar, which became a favourite in later 18th century Bath.
Tickets £12 including wine.
Available at the door or in advance from 01225 333895 or email@example.com
Bath Symphony Orchestra - Mahler Symphony No. 2
Saturday 11 November 2017
Venue: The Forum, Bath BA1 1UG
Mahler - Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
Conductor: Eugene Monteith
Leader: Alison Boden
Soprano: Llio Evans
Mezzo Soprano: Samantha Price
Bath Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce a very special and exciting concert on Saturday 11th November 2017, 8.00 pm, at The Forum, Bath, to mark the beginning of its 70th anniversary season. The orchestra will be performing Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ and will be joined by the highly acclaimed Bristol Choral Society. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7.00 pm
Mahler’s second symphony is one of the most expansive symphonies ever written in terms of length, musical forces and harmonic boldness, which will make this concert a spectacular aural and visual experience for all. Mahler demands an orchestra of more than one hundred performers, two off-stage brass and percussion ensembles, an organ, two vocal soloists and a large choir that adds to the musical texture in the final movement. The enormity of the symphony makes it a rarely performed work – the audience is in for a treat!
Written in five movements, and spanning around 90 minutes in length, the symphony was influenced by Mahler’s interest in aspects of life and death, redemption, renewal and ultimately resurrection seen through an intense musical journey. However, the work is less religious and more existential in nature than the subtitle might imply.
The musical substance of the symphony heralds Mahler as one of the last great figures of late 19th century Romanticism who was also significant in driving forward the musical journey towards the new sound worlds of the 20th century.
As the orchestra celebrates 70 years of making music to the highest standards, join us at this rare opportunity to hear this vast and amazing symphony – a performance that is set to be an unmissable and memorable highlight of the musical year in Bath.
Tickets are available in advance from:
... and will also be available on the door.
French Chanson Evening With Jac and Co
Saturday 11 November 2017
St James Wine Vault, 10 St James Street, BA1 2TW
Come and listen to some popular and some less well-known French songs with Jacques, very gifted accordion player and Corinne, singer with a lovely voice. Jacques and Corinne are coming back after performing worldwide by popular demand. They will perform songs from Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Charles Trenet, and many others as well as their own compositions - a passionate and enthusiastic medley! The evening is for anyone interested in beautiful French songs. The event is organised by Alliance Française de Bath.
Contact: 07932 377130
Cost: £10 / Time: 8.00pm
Bath Community Big Band Gig
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Venue: Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH
At 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd November, Bath Community Big Band will visit Christ Church to present an evening of jazz, swing and Latin music in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care.
There will be an interval bar. Tickets are £6 (concessions £5) and will be available on the door. They can be reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath Camerata: The Passing of the Year
Saturday 25 November 2017
Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon
Bath Camerata makes a welcome return to Bradford on Avon to perform in the beautiful acoustic of the newly refurbished Holy Trinity Church. They sing a mixed programme of music including Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Jonathan Dove’s Passing of the Year, and Ben Parry’s lively arrangement of It Don’t Mean a Thing.
Bath Camerata: JS Bach St John Passion
Saturday 3 February 2018
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
James Gilchrist (Evangelist) joins award-winning chamber choir Bath Camerata and a starry line up of some of Europe’s finest Baroque soloists and players in Bach’s dramatic masterpiece, the St John Passion, retelling the story of Jesus’ last days. You won’t find better musicians to perform this exciting, beautiful and heart-breaking work.
Tickets at www.bathcamerata.co.uk