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Carols by Candlelight
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Carols by Candlelight

An entertainment for Christmas

Thursday 21 December 2023
Friday 22 December 2023
The Pump Room, Bath

Each Christmas, Bath Bach Choir delights festive audiences in the Bath Pump Room with seasonal favourites and extra musical treats. This year the choir will perform Christmas music to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two masters of English music, William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes, as well as a variety of traditional and modern Christmas music including the annual final rousing carol – come along and see if you don’t know which one! The programme promises to be a heart-warming entertainment for all the family.

In a new format, there will be two one-hour concerts to choose from each night, so why not come along to the 7pm performance, maybe once the shopping is finished, where you can also hear the magical Voices For Life Bath Children’s Choir? Or perhaps eat a meal out in the city first and then join us at 8.30pm, when the choir is delighted to welcome virtuoso soloists from the Bath Young Musician competition. You can relax in the splendid surroundings of Regency Bath as you relish the music – and even join in with a couple of traditional Christmas carols. Whichever concert start time you decide on, you are assured of a concert to lift the spirits as the celebrations begin!

Voices for Life Bath Children’s Choir
Amelia Wise clarinet – finalist, Bath Young Musician of the Year 2023
Marcus Sealy accompanist

Benedict Collins Rice conductor

Tickets £20  £15  £12
Concessions for students & U18s
Bath Box Office 01225 463 362

Each night, a retiring collection is taken to support two charities. The choir is grateful to its audience of 2022, whose generous donations meant that £1,400 could be shared between Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow) and Voices for Life.

Bath Cats & Dogs Home

There were no retiring collections at our 2020 concerts at the Assembly Rooms.

Julian House
Citizens Advice Bath & North East Somerset

The Carers’ Centre

Bath Welcomes Refugees
St Peter’s Hospice

Young Carers Development Trust
Samaritans of Bath & District

Genesis Trust
Soundwell Music Therapy Trust

‘Singing for the Brain’ at the Peggy Dodd Centre, Bath

Connect – the communication disability network
East Meets West India

The Children’s Society
Bath Cancer Unit Support Group