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2022

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

2021

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

2020

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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924 years Not Out!

With over eighty years and nearly 350 concerts under our belts, the Northampton Bach Choir is the County’s longest-serving and busiest concert choir. Its 130 members rehearse every week throughout the year, and as well as leading their own concert series, they regularly work alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts at the Royal and Derngate (as well as, in recent years, at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham). In addition to giving concerts, they regularly visit Cathedrals to sing Choral Evensong (most recently at St Paul’s Cathedral) and make international tours (having sung at the Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris and the Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano, Rome, they will be singing at the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, Venice, in 2017).

Our Long Service Award Badge
 
Our President, Sir Peter Ellwood

Whilst there is a natural turn-over in singers in the choir, there are a number of singers who have been singing for a goodly number of years (and surviving – even thriving (!) – in their regular re-auditions and appraisals!!!) who we wanted to honour, and so over the past couple of years we have recognised those with 25 years or more service with a certificate presentation from our President, Sir Peter Ellwood VLL CBE. We have now introduced a beautiful enamel pin badge for our long-serving members to wear in concerts, discreet and stylish, and these were presented to all those who have received certificates shortly before our last concert.

Some of our Award Holders

These 27 members have a combined service of 924 years, and a number of them are pictured above (marked with an *asterisk, below); we thank them all, and look forward to our next set of presentations!

* Pat Gibson - September 1966
* Mark Gibson - September 1966
Ian Geddes - September 1967
Margaret Atkinson - September 1972
* Liz Baird - September 1972
Claire Lodge - September 1972
* Pam Chapman - September 1974
* Rosemary Lewis - January 1976
* Liz Rowe - September 1979
Hilary Spenceley - January 1980
* Niki Hein - March 1980
Sue Deane - September 1981
Heather Evans - January 1982
* Teresa Padden - April 1982

Helen Smith - April 1985
* Jane Oliver - September 1985
* Philippa M. Smith - January 1988
* Jane Clark - September 1988
* Christine Bennett - September 1988
* Chris Ludford-Thomas - October 1988
Frances Critchlow - January 1989
Ruth Grainger - January 1989
* Marion Green - January 1989
Judy Ellwood - September 1989
* Janet Atkinson - September 1990
Anne Smith - September 1989
Roger Smith - September 1989