About Bath Camerata
Recognised for its virtuosity and versatility, Bath Camerata appears at major venues, from Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, and Orlando Cathedral, Florida. Bath Camerata has performed with the world’s leading artists, including The Three Tenors, The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, Britten Sinfonia, Joanna MacGregor, Paco Peña and Brian Eno, and has collaborated with English Touring Opera and Ballet Rambert. For thirty-one consecutive years Bath Camerata has sung the Good Friday concert at Wells Cathedral.
Bath Camerata has won several prizes, including BBC Adult Choir of the Year, and made a number of television appearances, most recently singing Roderick Williams’s Jazz Responses for Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music on BBC4. The choir has an extensive discography and its album of German Romantic part-songs, To Music, was chosen as Gramophone magazine’s Critic’s Choice. Contemporary music is central to Bath Camerata’s programming and it has commissioned numerous works, including compositions by Sir James MacMillan, Giles Swayne, Will Todd, Owain Park, and others.
Since Benjamin Goodson’s appointment as musical director in 2015, Bath Camerata has gone from strength to strength, attracting excellent singers, reaching new audiences, and receiving rave reviews. Benjamin is focused on exploring fresh repertoire and creating innovative performances, while continuing to further Bath Camerata’s reputation as one of the UK’s foremost chamber choirs.
Engagements for 2018 include a whirlwind tour of Roderick Williams’s choral music for the Bath Festival, a recording of contemporary British music on SOMM records, and concerts at St George’s, Bristol and for Bath Mozartfest, marking the 100th Armistice Day.