At Bath Abbey, we have a long tradition of producing exceptional music, something about which we remain passionate. The Abbey Choirs' performances are world-class, appreciated not just by our own music-loving congregation, but deservedly, further afield, reaching many people through their CD recordings and broadcasts.
With such a magnificent choir, it is hardly surprising that music is very much at the heart of our richly varied services. The Abbey Choir (Boys or Girls and Men) performs music at three services every Sunday. The Choir also takes part in a programme of special services, including Advent Sunday, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and All Souls Day. These are well attended and thoroughly appreciated by all.
The Abbey choir has professional alto, tenors and basses to support the girls and the boys, if you would like to audition as a deputy please contact the Director of Music Huw Williams.
Our music programme also extends to singing training, concerts and performance workshops for local schoolchildren. Since its inception, our Schools Singing Programme has seen us working with local schools to develop the enjoyment and quality of choral singing in and around Bath. Our Melody Makers choir has also proven to be hugely popular with local children aged 6 to 11 - a great way to engage with music while having fun.
The Abbey promotes three series of Organ Concerts during the year: a Summer lunchtime series (Jun-Aug) and evening recitals during Autumn (Sep, Oct) and Spring (Apr, May). These are given by a different organist each time, including organists of international standing, as well as talented students from across the country.
Spring organ recitals, Saturdays 3.30pm:
1 April: Huw Williams, Director of Music, Bath Abbey
15 April: Shean Bowers, Assistant Director of Music, Bath Abbey
29 April: Marcus Sealy, Sub-Organist, Bath Abbey
6 May: Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music, King's College, Cambridge
13 May: Ian Tracey, Organiste Titulaire, Liverpool Cathedral
To find out more about music at Bath Abbey, please feel free to contact our Music Department on 01225 422462 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org