BATH Camerata makes a welcome return to Bradford on Avon at the end of November to perform in the beautiful acoustic of the newly-refurbished Holy Trinity Church.

The concert by the highly-acclaimed choir will take place on Saturday, November 25, from 7.30pm to 9pm, and will be conducted by Bath Camerata’s award-winning musical director, Benjamin Goodson.

The choir will sing a mixed programme of music entitled ‘The Passing of the Year’. The title is taken from the centre-piece of the programme; Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Passing of the Year’.

Benjamin Goodson says: “I love this concert programme for its energy, positivity and the variety with which it tackles this deeply human subject matter.

“I’m certain that Jonathan Dove’s “Passing of the Year” will go down as a classic of the repertoire. It’s a brilliant set of songs for double choir and virtuoso piano accompaniment. It’s very rhythmic, with beautiful, haunting melodies.

“Artists, poets and composers have often used the passing of the year’s seasons as a touching metaphor for the journey of life from birth to death.”

The programme will also include Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, and Ben Parry’s lively arrangement of ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ as well as music by the current Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, and by one of Britain’s best young composers, Tarik O’Regan.

Choir marketing manager Emma Cross said: “As a Grade 1 listed parish church, but with an inclusive and modern tradition, Holy Trinity is an ideal venue for a concert of contemporary, beautiful, contemplative choral music and Bath Camerata is grateful to the Rector, Revd Canon Joanna Abecassis, for inviting us to share music in such a wonderful space.”

Tickets cost £16 full price and £8 for under 25s (unreserved seating). They are available from or from Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.