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23 March 2020
Coronavirus Update
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Committee Changes
9 January 2020
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6 January 2020
Choral Evensong in Oxford

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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

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Lest we forget: Concert commemorating World War One

Northampton Bach Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Derngate

Once again the choir was invited to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Derngate – this time under the baton of Nick Davies. On this occasion it was for a concert entitled Lest We Forget to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War and all of the music for the concert was appropriately themed. The choir was joined by over thirty singers from Northampton’s twin towns of Poitiers and Marburg, a fitting and poignant move for such a concert.

The orchestral pieces of the programme included Holst’s Mars and Venus from The Planets, as well as Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Sutton’s War Horse Suite - all beautifully performed as part of a moving evening of music for an appreciative audience. The orchestra also accompanied the soprano soloist, Elin Manahan Thomas, as she sang Pie Jesu - one of two pieces taken from Fauré’s Requiem, the other In Paradisum performed as part of the choir’s contribution.

The choir sang a number of moving pieces taken from Requiem masses by some of the world’s great composers: Mozart’s Introit and Kyrie, Rutter’s Lux Aeterna, and Verdi’s Dies Irae. The programme also featured two extracts from Jenkins’ Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Sanctus and Benedictus. The choir accompanied the orchestra for Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen, the theme music from Saving Private Ryan - and Vaughan Williams’ powerful Dona Nobis Pacem made a most suitable addition to the programme. The evening was ably compered by Radio Northampton’s John Griff who joined the choir as he narrated the spoken section from Jenkins’ For the Fallen - a moving ending to a powerful and poignant concert.