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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

2017

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Poulenc Gloria with the RPO

It has been just four weeks since the choir finished their rehearsals of Fauré's Requiem and other choral works for the CD recording at the end of October, and in that time the choir have learned, polished, finessed, and performed Poulenc's rhythmic, sensual, and vibrant Gloria (alongside Handel's Zadok the Priest) in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jean-Luc Tingaud in Rehearsal
 
Getting Ready to Rehearse with the RPO

We were delighted to work with Jean-Luc Tingaud for what we hope is the first of many occasions, and we were astonished that the speeds our own Musical Director had prepared were very close indeed to those of Maestro Tingaud. He encouraged us to explore the widest possible dynamic spread throughout the work, and was noticable impressed by our preparations, and rhythmic precision.

Poulenc in Rehearsal with the RPO
 
Poulenc Gloria - from the Bass Section

For a number of choir members this was their first experience of singing Poulenc (it is nearly 15 years since we last sang any Poulenc!), and they clearly relished every single note - even the awkward ones. We hope to programme some more Poulenc in future years - we've never performed his remarkable Stabat Mater, so maybe ... one day ...