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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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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!