Our new Weekend Edition Newsletter is landing in subscriber inboxes across the city. If you haven't signed up (yet) then you can read it here:

Bath Abbey hosts concerts for Footprint Project

Bath Abbey is celebrating their Footprint Project with an evening filled with the beautiful sound of choral music. Hosting five concerts from March to July, each choir will bring their own style and passion for singing and promises to delight audiences.

The Footprint Project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was set up to repair the Abbey’s collapsing floor, install a new eco-friendly heating system using Bath’s hot springs, and provide new facilities for worshippers and visitors alike.

The school choirs are part of the Abbey’s Schools’ Singing Programme; the Melody Makers are the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds. The Aquae Sulis Chorale is a chamber choir made up of local professional and semi-professional singers.

The children’s concerts will include music by composers such as Britten, Dove and Muhly and the Aquae Sulis Chorale will sing some much-loved favourites such as Parry’s I was Glad.

The five concerts will be taking place on:

6 March – Abbey Choir of Boys and Girls. Directed by Huw Williams, Director of Music at Bath Abbey.

1 May – Kingswood Prep School: The Summerhill Singers. Directed by Shean Bowers, Assistant Director of Music at Bath Abbey.

15 May – The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey. Directed by Shean Bowers.

5 June – Widcombe & Weston All Saints Primary Schools. Directed by Shean Bowers.

3 July – The Aquae Sulis Chorale. Directed by Shean Bowers.

All money raised during the nights will go towards the Footprint Project, with the amount being doubled by the Brownsword Charitable Foundation.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children/concessions and are available to purchase from the Bath Box Office.