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Bath Minerva Choir - Zoom Christmas Carols

Bath Minerva Choir is one of the leading choirs in the city of Bath, with well over one hundred members, it is a friendly non-auditioning choir that welcomes singers of all standards. The choir would usually hold a Christmas concert in Bath, this year they're bringing carols straight to your home via Zoom! Whilst the choir will not perform together live at this event, there are some pre-recorded performances of both the famous traditional carols and a few less well-known ones to either sing along to or just to listen to and enjoy, as well as some largely non-religious, fairly light-hearted readings which will be performed live by choir members.

Please note that no one can sing with others on zoom - everyone has to be muted if anyone is to sing at all. Please be sure to also mute your microphone when you join the call. 

So warm up your vocal chords and let a little of the Christmas spirit fill your home on Saturday, courtesy of Bath Minerva Choir.  


The programme is available below, click here to access a downloadable version of the words to the carols.


‘Have yourself a Merry Minerva Christmas!’

Saturday 12th December 2020, 7.30pm on Zoom


Welcome from Music Director Gavin Carr

O come all ye faithful  (vv.1,2,6,7)

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Sir David Willcocks

The Angel Gabriel (arr. Pettman)

LIVE with Gavin at the piano

Reading – Robert Gillan reads ‘The Dog Watches’ by Gavin Carr

The Travellers’ Prayer

Tony and Jackie Seeger

O little town of Bethlehem  (vv.1-4)

Guildford Cathedral Choir, Barry Rose

Reading - Joanna Wiesner as Joyce Grenfell

Here We Come A-Wassailing (arr. Rutter)

Clare College Choir and Orchestra, Jeremy Blandford

‘Barcarolle’ from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann

Marlene Powell and Christine Graham

Nativity Carol (Rutter)

The Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter

Good King Wenceslas (All verses)

Guildford Cathedral Choir, Barry Rose

Ten Minute Interval

Breakout rooms, Christmas Cocktails, Mince Pies


Once in Royal David’s City  (vv.1,2,3,6)

St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Andrew Carwood

The Coventry Carol

Sue Strang, Clare Spencer, Colin Howard and Gavin Carr

Reading – Christian Goodwin reads ‘Trio’ by Edwin Morgan

LIVE from Scotland!

O Holy Night (Adam)

Jennifer Thomas, solo sopranoGavin Carr (piano)

White Christmas (arr. Bateman)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, City of Prague Philharmonic, David Temple

Reading  - Clare Spencer, Chair, reads  ‘Dilys the Dachshund’ by Jeremy Lloyd

The Twelve Days of Lockdown (arr. Rutter/Carr)

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Chris Dowie (piano), Gavin Carr

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing  (vv.1-3)

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Sir David Willcocks

We Wish you a Merry Christmas (arr. Warrell)

The Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks


Posted on December 11th 2020

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