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2022

1 March 2022
Song for Ukraine
21 February 2022
#22for22 Update
7 February 2022
The Armed Man

2021

16 December 2021
#22for22 is launched
4 December 2021
Christmas is Back! with a brassy bang!
6 November 2021
714 Days... Back in Concert
27 October 2021
660 Days... We're Back
4 October 2021
Annual General Meeting
1 August 2021
2021/22 Season Launched
7 June 2021
Expanding the Canon
18 May 2021
Live Singing started ... stopped
17 May 2021
Fridays and the Future
14 April 2021
Virtual Video
12 April 2021
Summer in the Alps
26 March 2021
Fridays at Four - Spring Done
9 March 2021
International Women's Day
22 February 2021
Cooking up a Feast
12 February 2021
Centenary Classics
11 January 2021
Classical Classics

2020

31 December 2020
Christmas Choral Alphabet
17 December 2020
Christmas Singing and Quiz
4 December 2020
Experts - Angel, Nun, and Priest
2 November 2020
Concerto for Ten
22 October 2020
Virtual AGM
14 September 2020
How can I keep from singing?
7 September 2020
An Angel, a Nun, and a Red Priest
29 August 2020
Choral Alphabet reaches 3000
27 July 2020
Virtual Quiz Time
1 July 2020
Our MD begins with RLSBC
8 June 2020
Howells in Lockdown
9 March 2020
Committee Changes
9 January 2020
New Appointment for our MD
6 January 2020
Choral Evensong in Oxford

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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!