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714 Days... Back in Concert
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Annual General Meeting
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2021/22 Season Launched
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Expanding the Canon
18 May 2021
Live Singing started ... stopped
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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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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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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.