News
Keeping you updated with the latest news
 

2020

23 March 2020
Coronavirus Update
9 March 2020
Committee Changes
9 January 2020
New Appointment for our MD
6 January 2020
Choral Evensong in Oxford

2019

3 December 2019
Stephen Cleobury 1948-2019
24 November 2019
Bach, Brahms, Reger - a moving tribute
23 September 2019
Over 300 for Fourth Rutter Day
30 July 2019
Evensong in Westminster Abbey
24 June 2019
Berlioz Requiem : a NBC first
29 May 2019
Evensong in Winchester Cathedral
20 April 2019
On Tour 2019 : The Netherlands
17 February 2019
The Colours of Mozart
25 January 2019
Bach Choir Burns Supper

2018

11 November 2018
Heroes for Peace - a fitting tribute
25 October 2018
Evensong for the Lord Lieutenant
21 October 2018
I was glad! A feast of Parry
1 September 2018
2019/2020 Season Launched
12 July 2018
Evensong in Worcester Cathedral
24 June 2018
French Fireworks! From Widor to Castagnet
28 April 2018
Rejoice! The UK and USA come together
11 April 2018
Evensong for Her Majesty the Queen
11 March 2018
Over 200 Singers for Mahler's Resurrection

2017

2016

2015

2014

 

Be Merry! Our new CD – Launched!

Next Monday, 3 November 2014, our third CD recording, Be Merry! will be launched. This recording was made in conjunction with the Choirs of All Saints’ Northampton, and marks both choirs strong associations with living composers of North America, and pianist Stephen Meakins – former Organ Scholar of All Saints who has for seven years been our répétiteur. The disc was recorded over three days in April of this year, and Steve, Gary and Pippa from Regent Records have been hard at work ever since mastering the disc and preparing the booklet and publicity material. This is an unashamedly popular disc, with carols you might hear in church given a fresh twist – not least O come, all ye faithful and Silent Night - and carols you are less likely to hear in church – Winter Wonderland and Have yourself a merry little Christmas!
 
Composer and Arranger Dan Forrest
 
Our Recording Venue - St Mary's Wellingborough

One of our most popular musicians, Dan Forrest, features on no fewer than five tracks as arranger and composer. The choir recorded Dan Forrest’s arrangement of Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets, O God, beyond all praising, on their second CD I was glad! and gave the European première of his extraordinary choral work in paradisum … Between them and the Choirs of All Saints they have given the European première of no fewer than six of Dan’s carols, including the five featured on this recording.

Tenors and Basses recording Carol of Joy

This recording reflects a great deal of hard work on the part of our Musical Director, who painstakingly researched the programme for the recording, and made scrupulous markings in our copies to ensure every consonant was sounded unanimously, and every phrase directed towards a common goal. We are grateful to him, and to Stephen Meakins, who also contributed an extraordinary arrangement of Jingle Bells for solo piano!

Our Musical Director getting ready for Take One!
 
The First Disc is Pressed!

The CD is available by credit or debit card direct from the choir – we only have a limited number of discs pressed, and they will make perfect Christmas presents – buy them while you still can!