Prior Park College
Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH
A concert of choral and organ music from the liturgy of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Music composed for the Russian Orthodox liturgy contains some of the most sublime and beautiful choral music ever written. Music of the 18th century, exemplified in our concert by Bortnyanski, contains many of the traditional musical characteristics of western church music. Later, during the 19th century, the music of Arensky, Glinka and Tchaikovsky took on a more distinctive style culminating in the early 20th century with the music of Rachmaninov. During the 20th and 21st centuries composers such as Stravinsky and Pärt put their own stamp on this tradition while retaining the overall musical characteristics of beauty and peace.
Our concert is in the atmospheric setting of the Our Lady of the Snows Chapel which forms the spiritual heart of Prior Park College.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Prior Park College Chapel Appeal, raising money for a major programme of repair and improvement.
Photo © Prior Park College
Tickets £15 including refreshments, accompanied under-16s free.
Advance sales start 16th September from
Bath Box Office, Abbey Churchyard
Bath BA1 1LY
Tickets also available on the door
Free car parking for concert-goers is available in the grounds of the College. The car park is a few minutes walk from the chapel. See the Prior Park College Site Map.
Image: detail from modern icon showing the life of medieval iconographer St. Andrei Rublev - flickr.com/calliope CC