The Handful

About The Handful

" I found myself transfixed by the sheer beauty of their singing and the depth of their understanding"


One of Bath’s most respected chamber choirs, The Handful has been performing in and around Bath since its inception in 2002. Conducted by Tomos Watkins, The Handful embraces a wide repertoire of music, classical and contemporary, and enjoys an enviable reputation for high quality, vibrant performances.

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Next Concert

Good things come in pairs, so join us for a double helping of the Magnificat (Swayne and Cui), Exultate Deo (Poulenc and Palestrina) and Cantate Domino (Monteverdi and Rutter). We will also be lending our West Country accents to Davies' Tua Bethlem Dref (in Welsh) and Warlock's Kan Kernow (in Cornish)!

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Latest News

After an extensive call for submissions to write a new commission for The Handful's 2020 season, we received 45 proposals from all over the world - from Australia to Alaska, Iran to Colombia. It's been a fascinating process, and with so many brilliant and talented composers to chose from it was not an easy decision. But after endless hours listening to each and every one and reading their proposals, we are truly delighted to have appointed an exciting British composer!

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