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16 December 2021
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Christmas is Back! with a brassy bang!
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714 Days... Back in Concert
27 October 2021
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Annual General Meeting
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2021/22 Season Launched
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Expanding the Canon
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Live Singing started ... stopped
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14 April 2021
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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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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
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Rejoice! The UK and USA come together

This evening the Northampton Bach Choir were joined by forty choristers from the great musical churches of Northampton - All Saints and St Matthew’s, as well as organist Justin Miller, harpist Elizabeth Bass, and a battery of percussion, to perform a programme celebrating the great legacy of Walter Hussey,

Choristers in Rehearsal

Hussey’s Northampton commissions were represented by Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Finzi’s Lo, the full, final, sacrifice (as well as a short extract from Tippett’s Fanfare written for St Matthew’s, arranged for solo organ by our Musical Director, to help summon the audience back to their seats after the interval). His Chichester commissions were represented by Bryan Kelly’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C, which the composer arranged especially for our concert for accompaniment by organ, harp, and two percussionists, and, from the other side “of the pond”, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Chichester Psalms starts with a BANG
 
A Stack of Percussion adds to Organ and Harp

Two stunning organ pieces completed the programme, and gave the choirs a little moment of rest - Britten’s Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, also commissioned by Hussey, and Northampton-born composer Robert Walker’s Fantasia and Fugue on Themes of Britten, commissioned by a former Musical Director of the Bach Choir, Simon Johnson, and based on themes from Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.