" 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.
From the 16th century to a new commission, this exploration of the dialogue between Heaven and Earth is inspired by Lassus' Easter hymn Aurora lucis rutilat. The programme also includes Palestrina's beautiful Missa Papae Marcelli, two ground-breaking 21st century works: Peteris Vasks' Plainscapes and Alec Roth's Stargazer and the world premiere of Let Earth and Heaven Combine, commissioned from the young, award-winning composer Alexander Thacker to complete this sumptuous and sometimes meditative programme in the stunning setting of Prior Park College Chapel.
Are you a choral composer? Would you like your work to feature in our Spring 2020 concert? The Handful is seeking applications from composers for a commission that compliments our themes for 2020 of rhythm and dance, and music's political relevance.