Paragon Singers originated in 1976 with a group of eight friends meeting in a flat opposite The Paragon in Bath. Over the intervening years it has evolved into a highly accomplished chamber choir of around 25 voices and performs three to four concerts a year in Bath and the South West under the musical direction of Sarah Latto.
The choir specialises in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music and has gained a reputation as a leading chamber group in these fields in the south-west. Since her appointment as Music Director in January 2017, Sarah continues to develop the range of this repertoire which has been established over many years by her predecessor Dr Keith Bennett, bringing fresh and imaginative programming ideas to performances.
We wish to broaden our community outreach and as such are offering periodic choral workshops and are currently launching a Choral Bursary scheme for young singers.
Over the years the choir has enjoyed many tours abroad, including more recent visits to Germany, Italy, France and Crete, and involving several collaborative ventures with other choirs.
Performance highlights include singing High Mass in St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, a much acclaimed performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Florilegium in the Wiltshire Music Centre, a performance of music from across our repertoire for our 40th Anniversary, raising money for Musicians without Borders, and Sarah’s debut concert with Paragon Singers of Portuguese polyphonic music.