Ikons of Serenity: Sacred choral music in the Russian Orthodox tradition,
by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Grechaninov and Sir John Tavener
Saturday 26 th April at 7.30m in Bath Abbey.
A new baton is conducting Bath Minerva Choir. Gavin Carr is leading the team to a new tune and producing a powerful new sound. Their first concert together will feature cellist Tim Hugh.
“IKONS of Serenity” is the title chosen for this largely a capella concert featuring the music of Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Tavener. Conductor Gavin Carr says: “I really wanted to choose a programme of music that would help me get to know the choir and that would help this fine choir, with over 100 voices, to work in harmony as a team. The harmonic richness and meditative atmosphere of this kind of music is a perfect vehicle for getting to know one another, and introduces a new era for Bath Minerva Choir in the marvellous setting of Bath Abbey.”