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

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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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Bach Choir Burns Supper

The Bach Choir held its first Burns Supper on the 260th anniversary of the birth of the great Scottish poet, the 25th January 2019. It was held at the splendid Community Hall in Bugbrooke, which afforded ample space for dining, as well as for some Scottish Reels in the main hall. We were delighted to welcome some 65 Guests to the evening, who were welcomed to the hall by Alan Robertshaw playing his bagpipes, dressed in his own clan’s kilt and full regalia.
 
Alan Robertshaw playing his bagpipes
 
Speeches and toasts

A hard working team from the choir, led by the indefatigable Judy Ellwood, produced a magnificent traditional supper of haggis “pie”, but only after Jonathan Alms, wearing a bright orange wig, had addressed the haggis in his best Scottish accent. A magnificent array of puddings was provided by many of the choir members. After supper had concluded, Alan Robertshaw made a very entertaining Toast to the Lassies. This was superbly responded to by Sara Alms, who made her Reply by the Lassies in rhyming couplets, which had us all roaring with laughter. Never let it be said that the ladies are downtrodden!

Most Burns Suppers comprise just a dinner and speeches, but the Bach Choir added the extra excitement of dancing a few Scottish Reels after dinner. Hosted by Jonathan and Sara Alms, who are both keen reelers, everyone took to the dance floor to dance The Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and the Eightsome Reel. Never have so many dodgy knees and croinky hips seen so much action, but everyone had a smile on their face and a great evening was had by all.