Abbey Boy's and Men's Choir - Celebrating 70 years of twinning of Bath with Alkmaar
Join us for an hour of choral music sung by the Abbey Boy's and Men's Choir in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Bath with Alkmaar in The Netherlands. http://www.bath-alkmaar.eu/
This friendship between the two cities goes back to the latter part of the Second World War when food parcels were sent from Bath to help the starving families in Alkmaar.
The Abbey Boys’ and Men’s Choir have been invited to perform as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations and will be touring the Netherlands, performing three concerts in Dodrecht, Gouda and at Alkmaar. The tour, in early May, coincides with Dutch Remembrance Day and Liberation Day.
The choir’s programme will feature specially chosen items (including Ireland’s Greater love, Holst’s Turn back o man and Harris’s Holy is the true light) to commemorate the sacrifices made to liberate the Netherlands. The choir will also sing works from the past five centuries with pieces by Byrd, Tallis, Stanford and Mendelssohn.
If you would like to hear the choir sing a preview of the tour concerts please come and hear us sing on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st at 2.00pm in the Abbey.
Concert free, no tickets required. Admission to the Abbey, usual donation at the door.
May 1st and Tour programme
O nata lux Tallis
Kyrie, Sanctus and Benedictus
Mass for Four Voices Byrd
Hosanna to the Son of David Weelkes
How lovely are the messengers Mendelssohn
Turn back o man Holst
God so loved the world Stainer
Greater love Ireland
Organ Solo c5
For lo, I raise up Stanford
Holy is the true light Harris
Evening Hymn Balfour-Gardiner
Insanae et vanae Haydn
Let all mortal flesh Bairstow
Te Deum in B flat Stanford