Patron - Will Todd

IN 2021!



Directed by Francis Faux, LUCIS is a mixed-voice choir founded in 2014 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading choirs in the Southwest. Since its inception, the choir have toured the Czech Republic and United States and have performed in a number of prestigious concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wiltshire Music Centre and Bath Abbey.

In 2017, LUCIS Chamber Choir was formed and recently recorded the world premiere of Russell Hepplewhite's Easter Carol.


We welcome new members in all parts, particularly tenors. There are no formal auditions - all that is required is a passion for choral music.


Rehearsals are held in St Luke's Church, Bath on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.


Choral classics with

Lucis Chamber Choir 

Saturday 10 July, 4.30 pm

St Michael's Without, Bath



Zoom - welcome to the new normal!

May 19, 2020

Since the start of lockdown, the choir have made the transition to online singing via Zoom. While it's a far cry from the immediacy and exhilaration of live choral singing, we've enjoyed exploring a range of repertoire each week, from Tallis to Tin, and it's been a great way of keeping in touch with each other in what has been a challenging time for many. We're also delighted to have launched our composer Q&A series and are looking forward to welcoming Will Todd, Eric Whitacre, Christopher Tin and Bob Chilcott in the coming months.

The last concert before lockdown

March 7, 2020

In what turned out to be the last live performance before lockdown, members of Lucis Chamber Choir travelled to St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh to take part in a moving festival of song, dance and the written word. Choirs from all over the UK joined forces for this televised event and a capacity audience were enthralled by Lucis' performance of The Road Home by Stephen Paulus. Visit our Listen page to watch the footage from the broadcast.

In memory of Lyn Withers

April 6, 2019

The choir gave an emotionally charged performance of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem this evening at the Wiltshire Music Centre, with soloists Marlena Devoe and Felix Kemp and accompanists Somi Kim and Will Ashworth, in a moving tribute to one of Lucis' dearly beloved members, Lyn Withers.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lyn's family who were in attendance at the concert.

Terry Waite CBE speaks at Festival of Remembrance

November 10, 2018

It was a unique privilege and honour for Lucis to be part of a very special evening of remembrance at Bristol Cathedral in which the choir joined forces with the Royal British Legion to honour the fallen. Terry Waite spoke about his belief that world peace is still a very real possibility and gave context to the words he had contributed to Sir Karl Jenkins' magnum opus, The Peacemakers. 

Will Todd becomes choir patron

November 5, 2018

The choir recently announced that composer Will Todd accepted our invitation to become our inaugural patron. After working closely with Will on his Jazz Missa Brevis  back in 2017, where members benefited from his vast pool of experience and understanding of what makes choirs tick, it seemed like the only choice when deciding who was the right person for the job. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Will and wish him all the best with his current and future projects.

Mayor praises 'extraordinarily moving' concert

May 17, 2018

The Mayor of Bath had nothing but praise for our WW1 centenary concert at Bath Abbey last week. In what was conceived as a concluding part to the performance of the Armed Man four years ago, Lucis collaborated with Noctis Chamber Choir, Bath Abbey Melody Makers and the Southern Sinfonia for an 'extraordinarily moving' concert featuring music by Tavener, Gjeilo, Jenkins, Todd and Elgar, culminating in a performance of Howard Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem. 

'Banish sorrow, banish care'

July 15, 2017

This was a splendid evening of early Baroque opera in which the Deputy Mayor of Bath and guests were treated to a captivating performance of Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas. In the glorious acoustic of Prior Park Chapel, the choir were joined by the Lochrian Ensemble and soloists Esther Brazil, Gwilym Bowen, Marie Elliott and Robyn Allegra Parton for this retelling of the tragic events that transpired in Virgil's epic poem.

The hottest day of the year

July 19, 2016

A sellout concert at Cadogan Hall on the hottest day of the year so far was a poetic way to celebrate the rousing music of Grammy award-winning Christopher Tin. Members of Lucis, Angel City Chorale and Prima Vocal Ensemble, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra took to the stage to perform movements from the song cycle Calling All Dawns, which featured the theme tune from Civilization IV (Baba-Yetu), The Drop That Contained The Sea and the world premiere of a new work, Sogno di Volare. It was a truly memorable evening for audience and performers alike and we look forward to working with Christopher again on future projects. Waloyo Yamoni!

2016 begins with Carnegie Hall debut

January 18, 2016

Lucis have recently returned from across the pond where they made their Carnegie Hall debut with an emotional performance of The Armed Man by Sir Karl Jenkins. The opportunity came about when our musical director, Francis Faux, was approached by Distinguishsed Concerts International New York and, together with students from Bath Spa University, the choir joined with an elite group of singers from around the world to pay tribute to the work of the recently knighted composer.

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