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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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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 ...