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Choral Evensong in Oxford

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Stephen Cleobury 1948-2019
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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

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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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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.