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1 March 2022
Song for Ukraine
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#22for22 Update
7 February 2022
The Armed Man

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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

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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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An Evening of Mozart

Our ‘Masses of Masses’ season reached its second stage with Mozart’s Great’ Mass in C Minor on Saturday 27th June. Not only was the audience treated to this wonderful work, but also to the sublime Clarinet Concerto in A with Harry Michalas as soloist. For this concert, Harry Michalas and the choir were joined by the National Festival Orchestra and conducted by our Musical Director, Lee Dunleavy.

Clarinet Soloist, Harry Michalas
 
NBC Musical Director, Lee Dunleavy

The evening began with the Clarinet Concerto and Harry Michalas performed with tenderness and flair throughout this wonderful piece. The audience responded enthusiastically to this excellent soloist - a product of Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts.

The second half was given over to the ‘Great’ Mass in C Minor where the choir performed with their usual enthusiasm, opening with the solemn Kyrie, mastering the different the moods in between, and climaxing with the glorious Osanna. Our four soloists for the evening were Philippa Boyle (soprano), Esther Brazil (contralto), Christopher Trenholme (tenor), and Richard Latham (bass) who stood in at short notice for Peter Foggitt who had withdrawn for personal reasons. All four performed with skill and sensitivity – especially in the glorious duet for the two sopranos Domine Deus and their vigorous quartet which precedes that final i.

Soloists, Philppa Boyle, Esther Brazil, Christopher Trenholme, and Richard Latham

Our audience – again a goodly number – responded with enthusiasm to what was a glorious evening of music led, as always, by our redoubtable Conductor and Musical Director who led the choir and orchestra with his customary aplomb.

Here are some comments from members of our audience:

An excellent evening of Mozart – my favourite composer. Excellent soloists and a fine choir – a credit to the county!
 
What a soloist! A young man with a huge future ahead of him.
 
The choir and orchestra combined so well to produce a fantastic evening of music – so glad we came!