News
Keeping you updated with the latest news
 

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

 

B Minor Mass - Largest Audience to Date

The Northampton Bach Choir at St Matthew's Church, Northampton

March 28th saw the first concert of this year and the first in our series ‘Masses of Masses’. Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a monumental work and an ambitious task for any amateur choir. But, as always, the Northampton Bach Choir pulled out all the stops and gave of their best. We were joined by Charivari Agréable, a small Baroque orchestra with whom we have worked a number of times. They were led by the excellent Kah-Ming Ng and the orchestra’s period instruments made the perfect accompaniment for Bach’s masterpiece.
 
Soloists, James Laing, Vanessa Williamson, Philippa Hyde, Joseph Cornwell and Ian Caddy

Our five soloists on the night were Philippa Hyde (soprano), Vanessa Williamson (mezzo soprano), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Ian Caddy (bass) and James Laing (countertenor) – all of whom were excellent and sang with real emotion, bringing out the beauty of this sacred work.

Conductor, Lee Dunleavy & Orchestra, Charivari Agréable

In front of what must have been our biggest audience for some time, the choir sang with passion, gusto, and real feeling, and were conducted by the excellent Lee Dunleavy, with his customary enthusiasm. The packed crowd at St Matthew’s made their appreciation known as the moving notes of final chorus – dona nobis pacem – faded away. An excellent evening – appreciated by choir, conductor, and audience alike!

Here are some of the comments we received:

 
We were so glad that you organised us to attend the glorious Mass at St Matthew’s. A very special evening, as we prepare for Easter.
 
A most enjoyable evening. We loved the concert – Bach not easy but you and the soloists managed triumphantly. It was exquisite and in such beautiful surroundings with superb acoustics.
 
What a triumph you all had last night. There must be so many people who worked so hard to get 100 or so "ordinary people" into such a formidable group. It was very much appreciated by everyone.
Registered Charity No.: 276390
Our Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Website Use

© Copyright 2017, Northampton Bach Choir, All Rights Reserved.
Website Designed and Maintained by
 Visual Interactive

Cookies: The Northampton Bach Choir website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience. By using our website, you hereby agree to our use of cookies. You can find out more about the cookies we use, and how to disable them in Our Cookie Policy.