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2017

1 June 2017
Viva Venice! Choir on Tour
2 April 2017
Monteverdi Vespers Success!
4 February 2017
Long Lines in Lichfield

2016

11 December 2016
Santa Claus came to Town!
28 November 2016
Poulenc Gloria with the RPO
22 October 2016
Recording #4 - a Feast of Faure
3 October 2016
Good Greve - Awards and Socialising
10 July 2016
Rossini Rave Reviews
23 May 2016
Pagliacci, Plants and Parties
4 April 2016
924 years Not Out!
20 March 2016
Viva Verdi! Stunning Success
5 March 2016
Forty for Gloria in Brum
28 February 2016
Big Singing Success with John Rutter!
4 January 2016
Tickets at a New Home

2015

2014

 

Masses of Masses : Launched!

The choir held its first rehearsal after the summer break last night, and began preparations for our third concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra this year; a programme of movements from Requiem settings by Fauré, Mozart, Rutter and Verdi, alongside other music by Jenkins and Vaughan Williams, commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. At tonight’s rehearsal, the programme of events for 2015 was announced.
 
Bach - 28 March 2015
 
Mozart - 27 June 2015

In early 2014 a questionnaire was circulated amongst the choir and our audience, to ask which works they would most like to sing, and the top two helped us shape our 2015 series, Masses of Masses. Bach’s Mass in B minor and Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor, were by far the two most popular works, and the works of Haydn were not far behind, so a series of Austro-German Masses of the seventeenth-century was devised.

The concert-length Mass in B minor by our namesake, Bach, begins the series on Saturday 28 March 2015, where we will be accompanied by the period orchestra Charivari Agréable, and we continue on Saturday 27 June 2015 with Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor alongside his ever-popular Clarinet Concerto, performed by rising star and son of Northampton, Harry Michalas. After the summer recess the choir return with a Seasonal celebration of the Patron Saint of Children, Saint Nicholas, on 5 December 2015, the Eve of his Feast Day. The choir will perform Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass and his ‘Great’ Organ Solo Mass, and the orchestra and guest soloists will perform his humorous Toy Symphony.

St Paul's Cathedral - 26 October 2015

Alongside our three major concerts – and these are large-scale concerts with orchestra and soloists – the choir will be singing Choral Evensong in Coventry and St Paul’s Cathedral, as part of its long term “In Sacred Spaces” series. Over recent years the choir has sung at Gloucester and St Paul’s Cathedral here in England, at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and the St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. These two services continue our exploration of some of the greatest acoustics in Europe, and they are delighted to reprise their earlier performances of Adrian Self’s Responses and Henry Smart’s Evening Service in Bb, and will perform for the first time Samuel Wesley’s motet, Exultate Deo.

Coventry Cathedral - 17 October 2015
 
Haydn - 5 December 2015

2015 will be a very exciting and busy year for the choir, and we are sure that our major concerts will all sell out fast – buy your tickets now (Season Tickets are, for the first time, available) to avoid disappointment later!

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