Not all of Bath’s ‘fame’ lies with Roman ruins or Georgian architecture, in the world of music it happens to be home to Bath Camerata – an award-winning chamber choir which – although based in the city – has appeared everywhere from London’s Wigmore Hall to the Orlando Cathedral in Florida.
The choir has won several prizes, including BBC Adult Choir of the Year, and made a number of tv appearances. Contemporary music is central to its choral standing and it has commissioned and premiered numerous works.
This week – at the Museum of Bath Architecture – Bath Camerata held a reception to launch its latest CD. Songs of Renewal is a collection of choral work by contemporary British composers which was commissioned to mark the choir’s 30th anniversary year.
Bath Newseum caught up with the choir’s musical director Benjamin Goodson.
Here’s the poster advertising the concert at Bathwick in June.