Recent Free Concerts

  1. Recent Free Performances

On Saturday 19th August 2017, most of the Chandos Singers appeared at the Magdalen Chapel at 6.30 either as soloists or as chorus in Malcolm Hill’s one-act comedy-opera Bath: Graveyard of Ambition. 

The performance was to mark the departure of Bath Chamber Opera’s leading tenor (Robert Jack) who also sang with Chandos and who will be taking up a new appointment in Cambridge University in September.

The neo-baroque comedy-opera is set in a waiting room in Bath, where patients comment on living in the pollution, problems with seagulls and parking as well as the joys and pitfalls of living in a Georgian city. Main soloists included Jane Hunt and Katharine Adams (sopranos), Katherine Lush (mezzo), Robert Jack (tenor) and Paul Feldwick (bass-baritone) were joined by shorter solos from Chandos’ Alison Alexander (soprano), John Gutteridge (bass) and members of Chandos in the chorus. Further details can be found at www.bathchamberopera.co.uk.

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Saturday 8 March 2014 at 7.30 at Magdalen Chapel, The Holloway, Bath.

Buxtehude : Membra Jesu Nostri

Susanna Watson : soprano solos and viola

Julia Rushworth : soprano solos and viola

Simon Caldwell : bass solos and violin

Alison Alexander and Kathy Adams : solo singers

Kathy Lush and Mandy Shaw : solo singers

Cameron Neylon and John Gutteridge : singers in trios

Angela LeGrice : recorder

Debbie Warren and Mandy Shaw : singers and recorder

Debbie Warren and Roger Latimer : singers and viola

The Chandos Singers

Malcolm Hill : organ and conductor

Translation of text read by Fr. David Prothero between each cantata.

Shared Retiring Collection for Julain House and The Genesis Project

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Friday 28th May 2017 at St Michael’s Without Church, Bath at 7.30

A 20-minute free concert as part of the Party-in’t-City Bath Festival.

Monteverdi : 4th movement of Sestina

Monteverdi : Cantate Domino

Anerio : Sanctus from Missa in Te Domine Speravi

Malcolm Hill : 2nd movement of Avon Street – en plein air 10.00am

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Friday 20th May 2016 at St Swithin’s Church, Bath at 8.40

A 20-minute free concert as part of the Party-in’t-City Bath Festival.

Malcolm Hill : Quasimodo, a motet for the King on the eve of Magna Carta

Malcolm Hill : Jeesus Kristus meille nyt

Benjamin Cooke : Hark hark the lark

Josquin DesPrez’ ornamented version of Salve Regina

Jaako Mäntyjärvi : Full fathon five

John Gardner : Fear no more the heat o’the sun

Huub de Lange : A tale told by an idiot.

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Friday 15th May 2015 at St. Swithin’s Church, Bath at 5.55 (part of the Bath Party-in-the-City)

Gaucelm Faidit arr. MH : In 1215 the Pope annuls Magna Carta

Estienne Grossin : Agnus Dei (mourning Henry V’s war crime of 1415)

John Sheppard (born c.1515) : Justi in perpetuum

Michael Haller (died 1915) : Motettum in Resurrectione Domini

Sergei Taneiev (died 1915) : Heruvimskaia pesn

Eric Haas : The Lamb

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath : Friday 16th May 2014 at 7.30

Malcolm Hill : The Walrus and the Carpenter

Footnotes : Julia Rushworth and Paul Feldwick

Wandering Minstrel : Simon Caldwell

Protagonists : Cameron Neylan and Brian Wilson

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath : Friday 24th May 2013 at 7.30

Music sung at the foundation of Notre Dame in 1163

Gesualdo (died 1613) : Deus refugium

Gesualdo : Gaudeamus omnes

Ireland : The Hills

Mantyjarvi : Double, double, toil and trouble

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Opening night of Bath Festival : Friday 27 May 2011 7-8pm in the gardens of the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

Unaccompanied works sung by the Chandos Singers :

Pitoni : Cantate Domino

Paul Hindemith : En hiver

Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina

Anon (Avignon c.1305) : Agnus Dei

Waller Goodworth : Ut Queant Laxis

Victoria (arr.) : Musik, du edle Kunst

Percy Grainger : There was a pig

Pearsall : Lay a garland

Finzi : My spirit sang all day

Rautavaara : With joy we go dancing

Malcolm Hill : Jeesus Kristus meille

Frederic Austin : Let us now take time

Stephen Hatfield : Elibama

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

also in the concert, sung by the Consort of Barber-Surgeons :

Hassler : Laetentur coeli

Hassler : Cantate Domino

Anon (Polish c.1300) : Omnia beneficia

Janacek : Láska opravdivá

Schubert : Liebe

Schubert : Zum Rundtanz

E.M. Bostwick : When Pa

The Consort of Barber-Surgeons are four members of The Chandos Singers:

Dominic Singleton, Cameron Neylon,

Simon Caldwell and Paul Feldwick

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Opening night of Bath Festival  :  Friday 28 May 2010 in St. Michael’s Church, Bath

Waller Goodworth  :  Ut Queant

Anon. Avignon 1309 : Agnus Dei

Paul Hindemith  :  En hiver

Anon. S.American  :  Hanacapach

Pitoni  :  Cantate Domino

Bernhard Lewkovitch  :  Laudate Dominum

Bernhard Lewkovitch  :  Exsultate Domino

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Opening night of Bath Festival  :  Friday 22 May 2009

Hindemith  :  En hiver

Malcolm Hill : Jeesus Kristus

Meister  :  In Deo Salutare

Pitoni  :  Cantate Domino

Anon. Avignon 1309 : Agnus Dei

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi  :  Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Xicochi

Hanacapach

Convivando

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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The Chandos Singers and Holy Trinity Church Choir

Sunday 28 March 2004 at 7.30 at Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath.

Buxtehude : Membra Jesu Nostri

Buxtehude : Chorale preludes

Susanna Watson : soprano solos and viola

Julia Rushworth : soprano solos and viola

Simon Caldwell : bass solos and violin

Malcolm Hill : organ and conductor

(all other instruments – recorder, flute, 2 violins, 5 violas, cello -played by singers when not singing).

Translation of text read by Fr. Graham Oakes between each cantata.

Retiring Collection for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group

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  1. Recent Free Concerts of the Chandos Singers

Green Park, Bath : 21  July 2000 at 11.45 and 1.15 (i)

Green Park, Bath : 22 September 2000 at 11.45 and 1.15 (i)

Acton Court, Iron Acton : 8 October 2000 at 3.00

Green Park, Bath : 10 December 2000 at 12.45 (i)

RUH, Bath : 6 February 2001 at 12.05 and 1.05

Green Park, Bath : 20 December 2002 at 11.45 and 1.15 (i)

and subsequent years at Green Park on the Friday before Christmas

2003-2006 (i); 2007-2009 (ii); 2010 onwards (iii)

(i) collecting money for the Blind of Wandsdyke

(ii) collecting money for CancerBackup

(iii) collecting money for the Cheshire Home in Timsbury

Pieces performed in one or more of the above:

John Bennet : Weep O mine eyes

Thomas Campian : Never weather-beaten sail

Edward Elgar : As torrents in summer

Orlando Gibbons : The silver swan

H.M.Górecki : Lullaby (1)

Liszt : Salve Regina

C.H.H.Parry : Come, pretty wag, and sing

Robert Lucas de Pearsall : Sing we and chaunt it

Pergolesi : Magnificat (choral movs.)

Giuseppi Ottavio Pitoni : Cantate Domino

  1. de la Rue : Ave regina caelorum

C.V. Stanford : Chillingham

C.V. Stanford : Corydon, arise!

C.V. Stanford : Diaphenia

C.V. Stanford : Shall we go dance?

C.V. Stanford : When Mary thro’ the garden went

Ludovico Viadana : Exsultate justi

Vivaldi : Magnificat (choral movs.)

Orazio Vecchi : Sing me a song

Conductor : Malcolm Hill