Brexit break for Brits in Boston?
Will they, or won’t they? If the UK’s future in the European Union hangs in the Brexit balance, one thing is for sure, the members of one of England’s foremost male choirs will be in Boston on Thursday October 31 to celebrate Halloween with Bostonians.
The City of Bath Male Choir from the West Country World Heritage city of Bath visit Boston for an 8 day concert tour on October 26. The choir achieved national acclaim through its success on a nationwide BBC TV choir competition called Last Choir Standing when the 60 strong group reached the finals and sang to a TV audience of millions.
The programme has since been screened world-wide.
The patron of the choir is The Mayor of Bath and the choir have performed on many civic occasions in the centuries-old historic Bath Abbey.
Since that TV success they have toured Europe and were the first amateur male choir from England to visit Japan in 2014.
They have a packed programme of concerts during their stay. Dr Grenville Jones is the founder conductor of the Bath Male Choir a man who has appeared on British TV many times and is recognised as one the UK’s leading choral conductors.
Apart from his choir work Grenville is also the founder of an award-winning charity that brings songs & smiles to thousands of older isolated people across England and Wales. Sir Cliff Richard is the patron of his Golden-Oldies registered charity.
Through his charity work Grenville was presented to Her Majesty the Queen at a Buckingham Palace garden party.
The City of Bath Male Choir will sing at Old North Church in Boston on Sunday October 27 during their morning service and then travel to First Parish on the Common in Bedford for a joint evening concert hosted by Bradford Connor.
On Wednesday October 30 they sing as guests of the celebrated Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus at a charity concert in Melrose Memorial Hall. On Thursday October 31 a recital will be held at Episcopal Catheral Church of St Paul at 12.30pm, with other daytime performances being planned.
Their final day in Boston on November 2 will be spent with a performance at the Prudential Center from 12noon followed by an evening concert in Wellesley Village Church.
This concert is free to the public and the cathedral will ask for a free will donation.