Friday, 01 July 2016 08:41

Voices of the Forest Sing Bath Abbey

A visit to the beautiful Bath Abbey should be wondrous in itself, but on this particular Saturday there was an even greater bonus, a stunning performance by Lyndhurst choir, Voices of the Forest led by their inspirational director, Fabian Lochner.

As the first sounds of soprano voices singing ‘Celtic Alleluia’ filled the space, people stopped in their tracks to listen, then sat down for more as one by one the other parts joined in, enriching the sound. What a treat then, to hear the solo bass voice singing the verse in the original Celtic dialect, followed by the whole choir joyfully ending the piece.

This free lunchtime concert lasted for just under an hour and included sacred songs from across the globe, from Christian and Jewish religions and mostly sung in either Latin or original languages. A highlight of the programme and a firm favourite with the choristers, was Mozart’s beautiful choral piece, ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ in rich four part harmony, while the concert ended with the ever popular ‘Kumbaya’ sung in true Gospel style.

Here is a link to a Youtube video of us singing Ave Verum - unfortunately some staging was placed between us and the audience, but it sounds OK!

Voices of the Forest sang in Bath Abbey on Saturday 21st May 2016

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