" 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.
Our next concert will be reflecting on revolutions of several types. Advance, Democracy! is a piece of unabashed political propaganda by Britten, who along with Shostakovich and Mauersberger respond to events that shaped the 20th century. As a contrast, Dove's The Passing of the Year tackles humanity and our relationship with nature. A selection of gorgeous, reflective pieces by McDowall, Vaughan Williams, Pearsall and Holst complete this fascinating programme.
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!