" 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.
Works ranging from 16th-century Italy to a new commission explore the dialogue between Heaven and Earth in this sumptuous, sometimes meditative programme, inspired by Lassus's Easter hymn Aurora lucis rutilat. Lassus uses vivid imagery to describe the rejoicing of heaven and earth as Christ surges forth victoriously from the grave. The earliest work in the programme is Palestrina's beautiful Missa Papae Marcelli
We are delighted that a review of our February concert is in the Bath Chronicle this month, in addition to a feature in Somerset Life, which follows on from a Bath Life Magazine feature with a focus on Tomos Watkins just a few months ago. We have also been chosen to be a part of the Making Music Exhibition at the Barbican, running until March 23rd!