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SWEETLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BATH CELEBRITIES EXHIBITION

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ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BROAD STREET, BATH



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DAY TIME ORGAN RECITALS 

TIM CAMPAIN
Director of Music at Warwick Road URC in Coventry
and Organist at Coventry Cathedra
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21st September

 
JAMES SCOTT 
Deputy Organist, Bath Abbey
  
Wednesday 22nd September Recital 1
Thursday 23rd September Recital 2

 
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EVENING CONCERTS

FESTIVAL
Pre-concert two course dinner at Woods Restaurant Bath

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THOMAS TROTTER 
OPENING CONCERT
 Saturday 18th September

Internationally acclaimed Organist - City of Birmingham and St Margaret's Church
Westminster Abbey. Thomas Trotter has performed with leading orchestras

 including the Vienna, 
Berlin and London Philharmonic. In 2002 he was the recipient of the
The Royal  Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist, the first organist to win this award.

 

London (Royal Albert Hall)  'A very fine performance indeed …

immaculate and stunningly clear.' Organists Review




'The climax of [Barber’s Toccata Festival] was a combination
of musical and athletic prowess: a punishing cadenza
for the organ’s pedals, which Trotter played
with virtuosity and stamina.' The Guardian


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RUH CHOIR AND MUSICAL FRIENDS
SPONSORED BY MRS JENNIFER SKELLETT
Sunday 19 September

Individual performances by James Scott, Deputy Organist, Bath Abbey, the RUH Choir
and musical friends covered a range of traditional and popular music in aid of the

Forever Friends Appeal and Dorothy House Hospice.

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PARAGON SINGERS
 Wednesday 22nd September

 'Music to be remembered and treasured', 'performed by gifted singers with style and artistry.'
'The evening was a triumph of imaginative programme planning and vocal excellence'. Bath Chronicle
A feast of English church music from Dunstable to contemporary,
some accompanied and some unaccompanied (including Byrd, Purcell, Wesley, Britten and Skempton),
plus organ solos by Andrew Carter.
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CITY OF BATH BACH CHOIR
SPONSORED BY DUCK, SON & PINKER
 Thursday 23rd September

The Choir sang favourites by Faure, Bruckner, Brahms, Whitacre and others
Conducted by Nigel Perrin and accompanied by Marcus Sealy, organist at Bath Abbey 
featuring the very talented CBBC Junior Choir 
and young harpist Molly-Rowan Sharples, specialist music student
at Wells Cathedral  School who had previously thrilled audiences in the Bath Pump Room


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AUTUMN EQUINOX
SPONSORED BY MOSS OF BATH
  Friday 24th September

Steven Faux, an award winning TV and radio composer and then curate of St Michael's,
who's work was the acclaimed Radio 4 series 'History of the World in 100 Objects'.

The concert composed and created by Steven Faux  marked the autumn equinox. 
Original music for organ, solo voice and solo instrumentalists,
 combined with stunning time-lapse film footage
(captured by TVB wildlife cameramen)
Steven Faux is a composer of TV and film scores as well as
orchestral-choral music for concert performances.

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VOCAL WORKS GOSPEL CHOIR
SPONSORED BY THE SILVER SHOP of Bath
Saturday 25th September
 
Boasting a BBC Children in Need 2009 single they have recorded
with artists including Peter Gabriel, Bill Wyman,
Bryan Ferry and Hayley Westenra.
 
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Unveiling of New Painting

OPENING NIGHT


 
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Broad Street 2010
by Bath Celebrity Artist Peter Brown


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