Keeping you updated with the latest news


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


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


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








Committee Changes

Before tonight’s rehearsal the choir held a Special General Meeting to elect a new Chairman. The Chairman of over five years, David Tristram, was thanked for his service in the role, and all wished him well as he started his year shadowing the Concerts Manager, Mark Gibson, in advance of (subject to the usual procedures!) taking over the rôle at the Annual General Meeting in October this year.
Retiring Chairman thanks Retiring
Librarian for her service
New Chairman Jonny Alms thanks the
Choir for electing him!

Before David stepped down, he led a grateful chorus of thanks to Celia Chapman, our Librarian of over nineteen years. The task of organising music for 130 singers for four, five, and sometimes more concerts a year, especially in recent years when we have additionally had visits to Cathedrals to sing Choral Evensong, and European Tours, cannot be underestimated. Celia’s undiminishing ability to keep smiling when members change their minds about whether to hire or purchase, hand music back late, or forget to erase their markings, is quite remarkable, and it would be remiss to praise Celia without praising her husband Ian, who has shared the load over all these years.

As noted, David’s tenure as Chairman should have ceased at five years, but he agreed to stay on for a few extra months so that the candidate to be the next Chairman (Jonny Alms) could be elected after his extended work tour to New Zealand (he is an International Trade Advisor at the Department for International Trade). After his unanimous election Jonny gave a short speech outlining his vision for the coming months and years, and offering rightful praise to David for his service in the role.