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The Lord bless you
and keep you
by John Rutter
Quirentine Lockdown Recording Project
Virtual Bath Bach Choir  |  April 2021

Emerging step-by-step from the barren desert of no live singing, we offer our last lockdown recording as a gift and perhaps a comfort to all those who have struggled with loneliness or bereavement over the past 13 months, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. The beautifully crafted choral music of John Rutter is always uplifting, and we hope our words and voices speak for themselves.

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you
And give you peace.

Midsummer Vespers
Saturday 3 July 2021
7.30pm  |  Bath Abbey

For our long-awaited return to live singing, Bath Bach Choir presented Midsummer Vespers, a sacred programme with a light touch and a contemplative mood. Fanning out around the vibrant new space of Bath Abbey, we created an atmospheric theatre of sound, with a mix of music early and modern by Tallis, Morales, Guerrero, Buxtehude, Rossini, Fauré, Gjeilo and Rachmaninov.

Young soloists Katie Bunney (saxophone) and Cassandra Dalby (mezzo-soprano) joined us on our journey back into the light, with Huw Williams accompanying and Nigel Perrin sculpting the sounds in this, his 31st year as music director of Bath Bach Choir.

Bath Bach Choir had been rehearsing – and performed – under carefully controlled, Covid-safe conditions.

Katie Bunney saxophone
Cassandra Dalby mezzo-soprano
Huw Williams organ & piano

Nigel Perrin conductor