Thursday, February 1, 2018
A concert at High Street Methodist Church, Witney, on Saturday March 10 sees the return of the celebrated Bath Male Choir. The ‘boys from Bath’ were founded by Bath’s ‘Mr Music’ Grenville Jones in 2007. Soon after the choir were invited to sing on a major new Saturday evening BBC1 show entitled ‘Last Choir Standing’ they reached the finals of the popular series which has since been shown Worldwide by the BBC.
In recent years the choir have sung across the United Kingdom and Europe, in 2014 they were the first amateur male choir to visit Japan with Standing Ovations all the way! On Remembrance Sunday 2016 Bath Male Choir were invited to sing at the renowned Menin Gate ‘Last Post Ceremony’ in front of an audience of thousands.
The Choir have raised many thousands of pounds for various charities. After losing a popular member of its bass section in 2016 last year they raised £12,440 for the British Heart Foundation.
The choir are delighted to be returning to High Street Methodist Church to renew their friendship with the Reed family, Paul having been a member of the choir for a number of years when they lived in the City of Bath. Paul’s wife Melanie is Minister at the Church.
“He’s on the Tele” … the choirs founder conductor Grenville Jones has been one of the ‘100’ judges in the BBC1’s popular Saturday night series ‘All Together Now’ which is currently running on Saturday evenings with the final going out on Saturday March 3rd.
Guest soloist will be Becki Reed. After discovering a love of singing at an early age, Becki began private tuition at the age of eight, and turned professional at thirteen. She has sung all over the country, but made her operatic debut in Cardiff singing the main role in a new opera, 'The flooding of the plains of Gwelod' in 2009. Becki then went on to earn a prestigious place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Greenwich, where she studied Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre and Singing Tuition.
Tickets for the concert are priced £12 adults £5 under 19s and are available from High Street Methodist Church Coffee Bar on 01993 709205 or St Andrew’s Book Shop on 01993 709429.
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.