Bath’s celebrated Male Choir, which made headlines after gaining popularity on the BBC’s Last Choir Standing have revealed the date for their annual concert at St Michael’s Church in the centre of the city on Saturday 1st June, along with a visiting choir from America.
Since reaching the final of Last Choir Standing, the group have sung around the UK, toured Japan, sung at the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate on Remembrance Day and, later this year, will be heading to Boston, Massachusetts. At the concert in June, they will be joined by a choir from Boston, Encore Chorale.
Encore Chorale is dedicated to providing music for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability. Currently, they are comprised of numerous individual choirs around the United States, its members come together regularly to host workshops, go on tours, and present joint concerts. The group is led by its founder and artistic director, Jeanne Kelly.
“We will be singing some new songs that have been chosen by choir members and we look forward to a very special concert with the Encore Chorale,” said Bath Male Choir founder and conductor Grenville Jones.
Mr Jones is one of the UK’s best-known choir leaders. He is currently one of the ‘100’ judges on the popular BBC1 Saturday night television series ‘All Together Now’.
Tickets for the annual concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced £15 from Bath Box Office – www.bathboxoffice.org.uk.