Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; ADOConnection has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php on line 184

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; mysqli_driver_ADOConnection has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodbSQL_drivers/mysqli/mysqli_driver.inc on line 11

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; mysqli_driver_ResultSet has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodbSQL_drivers/mysqli/mysqli_driver.inc on line 394

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; Captcha has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/modules/Captcha/lib/classes/module/class.captcha.php on line 29

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; CMSModule has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/classes/class.CMSModule.php on line 34

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php:184) in /home/bathchor/public_html/index.php on line 155

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php:184) in /home/bathchor/public_html/index.php on line 156

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php:184) in /home/bathchor/public_html/index.php on line 157

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php:184) in /home/bathchor/public_html/index.php on line 158

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/adodb_lite/adodb.inc.php:184) in /home/bathchor/public_html/index.php on line 159

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; Template has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/classes/class.template.inc.php on line 37
BCS - Concert Notes
BCS Next Concert

Concert Notes
A Cambridge Mass

7.30pm
22 October 2011

Bath Abbey

On Saturday 22 October 2011, Bath Choral Society will perform the first performance outside London and only the second performance ever, of a Mass in five movements written by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The newly-found work, now called A Cambridge Mass, was written in 1899 when the composer was at the University of Cambridge.

The choir will be joined by The London Gala Orchestra, organist Peter King and four soloists who sing with the BBC Singers - Olivia Robinson, Rebecca Lodge, Christopher Bowen and Edward Price, under the baton of the eminent conductor Alan Tongue, who first identified the work.

Alan Tongue recognised the historical importance of the manuscript when he spotted it on display in an exhibition in Cambridge. Never performed, it had previously lain undisturbed for over a hundred years within the recesses of the University Library.

Alan Tongue is already known to many in Bath. He grew up there and attended Kingswood School where his teacher, John Sykes, was a composition student of Vaughan Williams at The Royal College of Music. Alan also co-founded and conducted Bath Youth Orchestra and conducted Bath Opera Group, before establishing a national and international reputation as a conductor. He now specialises in performing English music to audiences abroad, particularly in Eastern Europe.

He transcribed A Cambridge Mass for performance, published it with the help of the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, and staged the world premiere in March this year with the Bach Choir and New Queen's Hall Orchestra in the Fairfield Halls in London, to critical acclaim.

The concert includes the most famous of all Vaughan Williams's works, The Lark Ascending, written in 1914 when the composer was at the height of his powers and had found his unique voice. Appropriately, the solo violin part will be played by a former Bath Young Musician of the Year, Harry Hall. Parry's I Was Glad and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony complete the programme.

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; GlobalContent has a deprecated constructor in /home/bathchor/public_html/lib/classes/class.globalcontent.inc.php on line 34