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2019

3 December 2019
Stephen Cleobury 1948-2019
23 September 2019
Over 300 for Fourth Rutter Day
30 July 2019
Evensong in Westminster Abbey
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

17 December 2017
Christmas Carols and Messiah
20 November 2017
Ten Years with Bach and Haydn
28 October 2017
The Armed Man : Workshop Success
9 July 2017
A Fantastic French Feast
1 June 2017
Viva Venice! Choir on Tour
2 April 2017
Monteverdi Vespers Success!
4 February 2017
Long Lines in Lichfield

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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.