The Bath Festival 11th-27th May is pleased to announce three more exciting events for the city in the 17-day programme – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ruby Tandoh and A Concert for the People of Bath supported by the Roper Family Trust.

In the Roper Memorial concert the Bath Philharmonia are joined by rising classical music stars Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and Catriona Morison, 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. The complete Kanneh-Mason family also join the performance –  an exceptional musical family who reached the 2015 semi-final of Britain’s got Talent. They all have a special brilliance and vitality which brings classical music alive and engages all ages. These four events are released one month before the final programme launch, where over 180 music and literature events will be unveiled.

CEO Ian Stockley spoke enthusiastically of the “three wonderful international music events which demonstrate how The Bath Festival has become bigger, bolder and ultimately more diverse in its programming. Only at The Bath Festival could you expect to find events ranging from international Country Western stars like Mary Chapin Carpenter to renowned lifestyle and food author Ruby Tandoh and the rising classical stars of the future. We are excited to share our full programme at the end of February”

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Acclaimed American Country Western singer Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammys and sold over 14 million records. Now at the height of her prestigious 30-year career, Mary will perform material from her forthcoming album ‘Sometimes Just The Sky’ as well as smash hits from her back catalogue like ‘Passionate Kisses’ and ‘He Thinks he’ll keep her’ 16 May Forum Bath.

Ruby Tandoh – Eat up!

Author and journalist Ruby Tandoh shot to fame as one of the runners-up on The Great British Bake Off – but has since become one of the wisest voices on the culinary scene. Determined that we should enjoy what we eat, impatient of food fashions and dieting obsessions, Tandoh implores us to Eat Up! and nourish our lives as we do so.

A Concert for the People of Bath – Stars of the Future

with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Catriona Morison and Bath Philharmonia.

 A unique evening bringing together the winners of BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.  Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the epitome of musical charisma and was a smash at the Proms. Cardiff audiences were blown away by Catriona Morison and a major international operatic career beckons. The concert is rounded off by a medley of solos performed by the extraordinary Kanneh-Mason family.

Tickets and information here 

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