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Bath Abbey

The Really Big Chorus and Bath Philharmonia

A monumental choral concert of musical illumination and deep humanity based in the glory of Bath Abbey. Performing Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, based on references to light from sacred Latin texts, and Joseph Haydn's Harmoniemesse, a piece full of infectious positivity and joy.

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The Really Big Chorus and Bath Philharmonia

Time & Location

06 Aug, 19:30

Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT, UK

About the Event

Tickets go onsale Tuesday 5th July from Bath Box Office.

Morten Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna (1943)

Joseph Haydn, Harmoniemesse (1802)

The Really Big Chorus

Bath Philharmonia

Brian Kay (conductor)

Jessica Cale, soprano

Emily Gray, mezzo-soprano

Gareth Treseder, tenor

Alex Ashworth, bass

A monumental choral concert of musical illumination and deep humanity based in the glory of Bath Abbey. As one of America’s best loved modern composers, Lauridsen bases Lux Aeterna on references to light from sacred Latin texts.

The Harmoniemesse is full of infectious positivity and joy, Haydn stating, ‘when I think of God, I must simply be happy’. 

THE REALLY BIG CHORUS (TRBC), the UK’s largest choral society, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. It is a truly national organization, with members drawn from choral societies throughout the British Isles, as well as many thousands of individual singers from all around the world. TRBC thinks that everyone – regardless of age or experience - should sing, and offers a year-round programme of events open to all; and are the ultimate community choir!  Their flagship event is ‘Messiah from Scratch®’ at the Royal Albert Hall in the weeks leading up to Christmas, when singers outnumber the audience by almost two to one; this and their two other RAH concerts also support prominent charities through programme sales and sponsorship. TRBC members also have the opportunity to enjoy choral cruises and undertake extended weekend singing breaks to some of the world’s most exciting cities.

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