This concert in St. Swithin's Church Bath celebrates Richard Blackford's 70th Birthday.

St Swithin's Church, 37 The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY


Handel - Zadok the Priest

Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens

Blackford - Tango

Blackford - Three Rossetti Songs

Blackford - Babel


Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Rebecca Bottone - Soprano

Mark Le Brocq - Tenor

Stephen Gadd - Baritone


Irena Jakubcova - Violin

David Marecek - Piano

Jesper Svedberg - Cello

Jeremy Little - Percussion

Catherine Ring - Percussion

Christopher Dowie - Piano

Sam Hanson - Piano

David Bednall - Organ


Gavin Carr

The concert includes his work "Babel" for which Richard won Making Music Awards 2023 Best Music Creator for Leisure-time Music Group.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus are delighted to offer congratulations to our President, Richard Blackford, on his Making Music award for Babel. Commissioned by The Camden Choir, London for its fiftieth anniversary and first performed on 20th March 2022 at Cadogan Hall, London conducted by the composer.

The Making Music Awards shortlists and winners are decided by a panel of experts drawn from across the music sector. Winners were announced on 5th October at a celebratory evening hosted by Making Music to honour the creativity and efforts of the music community. Making Music represents up to 4,000 groups and the awards celebrate the music creators, arrangers and innovative new music projects contributing to the musical life of the UK.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus will be performing Babel twice in 2024:

13th January, 2024 at St. Swithin's Bath

14th September, 2024 at Christchurch Priory

Click Here to see a Youtube Video about Babel

Click Here to download the Concert Flier.pdf

Post Created: 18/10/2023
Event Date: 13/01/2024
Posted in: Reviews by Website
Last Updated: 14/01/2024