Welcome to the website for The Bath Welcome Chorus Choir. We are a mixed-voice choir who rehearse on Thursday evenings at Our Lady & St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath, BA2 3NR and our conductor is Bath Mr Music, Grenville Jones. If you are looking for a new friendly mixed-voice choir to join, there are NO AUDITIONS, although we welcome experienced singers and people who just love to sing! Come and meet us any Thursday and if you have recently moved to Bath because of work or study, we would love to meet you at the Bath Welcome Chorus choir, with a busy concert schedule leading up to Christmas.
2022 was a really busy year for the choir who took part in a sell-out concert at Malmesbury Abbey with international star, Rebecca LaChance earlier in the summer and, in November, they sang in Bath Abbey, which was another sell-out concert organised by none other than Grenville Jones.
Grenville's concert at Bath Abbey on Friday November 3 - A celebration of the life of his son Kieron - raised over £7,000 for the We Get It Cancer family support charity. It was a truly memorable evening for the 650 people in Bath Abbey that evening. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Singing for wedding celebrations
Members of the choir headed to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to join the wedding celebration of choir member Frosina to Rob - now Mrs and Mr Hargreaves ..we led the hymn singing with gusto and sang the beautiful anthem O Love ( Frosina’s choice) during the signing of the Register. Well done everyone!
The choir recorded a number of popular hymn tunes and they are available to listen to on www.hymsearch.co.uk. Grenville's idea is that people who are searching for a hymn for a special occasion may find it helpful to listen to and see the words for popular hymns to choose for their occasion - 'O Perfect Love' for instance, is a popular Wedding hymn and as a taster here is the Bath Welcome Chorus singing it for you. We hope that this new website will be a useful aid to those who are searching for that special hymn. You can of course download any of them.
The choir has an extensive repertoire and in the past has performed regularly at Bath Abbey as well as many other local churches and concert venues in the West Country. They have performed at Coventry Cathedral and one of the highlights of recent years was a memorable concert with the RAF Central Band supporting the Help for Heroes Charity. It has also appeared with Aled Jones and last year (2018), together with the City of Bath Male Choir (also conducted by Grenville). They helped to raise over £12,000 for the British Heart Foundation in 2017 following the untimely death of a member of both choirs.
Regular appearances at Bath Festival’s ‘Party in the City’ as well as joint concerts with many other groups has contributed to the reputation of the choir as being one of the friendliest and best supported choirs in the City of Bath.
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