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2020

23 March 2020
Coronavirus Update
9 March 2020
Committee Changes
9 January 2020
New Appointment for our MD
6 January 2020
Choral Evensong in Oxford

2019

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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Sent to (sing at) Coventry

Today, around sixty members of the choir visited Coventry Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong.

This is the first of two Cathedral visits this month (and indeed our first visit to Coventry Cathedral), and on Monday 26 October the visit will be our second to St Paul's Cathedral in London. At both Cathedrals the choir sing Responses by Ayleward, Canticles in B flat major by Henry Smart, and the anthem Exultate Deo by Samuel Wesley, as well as the Psalms appointed for the day. In addition at Coventry the choir performed a spine-tingling eight-part unaccompanied Introït by our Musical Director, setting words from Luke's Gospel (our service was on the Eve of St Luke's Day): Pax huic domui. Et omnibus habitantibus in ea. Alleluia. Grateful thanks are offered to Lee for all his hard work in preparing the choir, to Mark and David for the practical arrangements, to Ivan for accompanying us so beautifully, and to our gracious hosts at Coventry.

Like Sardines in the Rehearsal Room

These services for part of our ongoing series of "Sacred Spaces" performances, where we sing at church services to enable us to perform in the great sacred spaces of Europe: in the past few years we have sung at the Basilica of St Peter's Rome, the Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris, Gloucester and St Paul's Cathedral, and now Coventry Cathedral, too.

Sutherland at St Matthew's
 
NBC at Coventry Cathedral 2015

Coventry has a particular link with our regular concert venue, St Matthew's Church in Northampton, where there is a fine painting of the Crucifixion by Graham Sutherland OM (see photo), who also designed the enormous "Christ in glory" tapestry which dominates Coventry Cathedral.