Recent Free Concerts

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 (arr.): 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 (arr.):  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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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
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 ViadanaExsultate justi
Vivaldi : Magnificat (choral movs.)
Orazio Vecchi : Sing me a song

Conductor : Malcolm Hill