“The marvellously flexible Bath Camerata” 

Gramophone Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bath Camerata is a quality choir”

London Jazz News

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good musicians who work fast!”

Paul McCreesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Wonderful singers!”

Joanna MacGregor

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Choir

236_sqFor 30 years the award-winning Bath Camerata has been making music for the pleasure of audiences in the UK and abroad.

We have performed with The Three Tenors, the Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, Britten Sinfonia, Joanna MacGregor, Paco Peña and Brian Eno. We have been regular guests at the Bath International Music Festival, and have been invited to perform at major venues, from Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to the Thomaskirche, Leipzig and Orlando Cathedral, Florida.

Bath Camerata has won a number of prizes, including BBC Adult Choir of the Year, and has worked with such esteemed conductors as Sir Roger Norrington, Richard Hickox, Paul McCreesh, and Nigel Perrin, its founding director. The choir has given numerous premieres, including a commission from the celebrated Sir James MacMillan, and has an extensive discography. “To Music”, a CD of German Romantic part-songs, was chosen as the Gramophone magazine’s Critic’s Choice.

Since the appointment in 2015 of its young and formidably talented new musical director, Benjamin Goodson, Bath Camerata has been receiving rave reviews, continuing to fulfil the title often used to describe it: one of the foremost chamber choirs in the country.

Benjamin Goodson

Benjamin Goodson

Bath Camerata’s brief for a new musical director was someone who was going to push the choir, bring new perspectives and help build the Camerata brand yet further, while maintaining the choir’s historical selling point as one of the most versatile groups in Britain. Since accepting the position of musical director of Bath Camerata in 2015, Benjamin Goodson has forged a strong and focused path of making music, attracting and fostering new talent, and exploring new fields of music and performance.

Biography

Benjamin Goodson is musical director of Bath Camerata, assistant conductor of the Grammy award-winning Rundfunkchor Berlin, and chorus master at Dorset Opera Festival. His performances are praised for their musicality, intensity and attention to detail. Goodson is regularly in demand as a guest conductor in repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary music and opera. In 2017 he makes his debut as chorus master at the Netherlands Reisopera.

Goodson studied at the University of Oxford, where he was awarded the University’s top conducting prize. Four years after graduating he was engaged by the University to become Oxford’s youngest ever Director of Music. Goodson has studied conducting with some of the world’s foremost teachers, including Sir Colin Davis, Paul Spicer and Ulrich Windfuhr. In addition to his work as a conductor, Goodson is also a passionate educator and frequently leads singing workshops across Europe.

“Unequivocally one of the most naturally gifted conductors I have encountered”
— Paul Spicer

Benjamin Goodson’s website (opens in new window)

Concerts

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Booking

Bath Camerata regularly performs at festivals across the UK, with a repertoire ranging from early music to new commissions, a cappella and jazz. The choir is also available for recordings and for the last several years has been engaged to record at least one new work per season. Concert and recording fees are very competitive: please use the contact form below to make an enquiry.

Join Camerata

Are you a talented singer and musician, interested in joining a high-performance, high-commitment chamber choir? Then we’d love to hear from you! The choir has occasional vacancies and also maintains a regularly called-on dep list. Please write to us using the form below to set up an audition.