Introduction

In 1986 Nigel Perrin gathered together a group of singers from the Bath area to see what could be achieved with West country talent. Twenty seven years on, BATH CAMERATA continues to thrive, singing a wide variety of music in concerts throughout Europe. From mixed concerts in Wiltshire villages, to sacred performances in iconic venues, the variety of work performed is one of the identifying features of the choir. Recent years have seen Bath Camerata perform with the inimitable Tallis Scholars in Sherborne Abbey and be part of a truly memorable performance of music by Byrd, Striggio and Gabrielli with Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini, a concert that was broadcast live on Radio 3 to rave reviews. The choir’s Good Friday concerts in Wells Cathedral have become part of the musical calendar and elsewhere, the enthusiasm with which the light hearted repertoire is received is testament to the choir’s versatility.

 

5 Star Review from the Guardian: “Dazzling”

Bath Internation Music Festival, Bath Abbey Diamond Jubilee Concert, 5th June, 2012 If Robert Hollingworth’s I Fagiolini began as a handful of beans in Oxford in 1986, this Bath Festival concert was a bit like having several splendid beanstalks sprung from them, with Jack himself handing out golden eggs in the form of the most glorious polychoral …

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Bath Evening Chronicle: “Flawless, heavenly performance”

Bath Internation Music Festival, Bath Abbey Diamond Jubilee Concert, 5th June, 2012 The phrase magnum opus might have been coined to describe the two major works which completely filled the abbey.  Striggio’s recently rediscovered  Missa Ecco si beato giomo in 40 parts rising to 60 in the final Agnus Dei  and Tallis’s response, Spem in  alium, also …

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