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2022

30 May 2022
MD steps down after 15 years
29 May 2022
A Special Evensong
2 April 2022
Carmina in Style
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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International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and over the course of the day on our Facebook and Twitter we shared twenty-four hourly posts, from Midnight through to 11:00pm, of choral music written by women. The sequence was constructed chronologically, beginning with O tu illustrata by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) and ending with Sing to the Moon by Laura Mvula (b 1986).
 
International Women’s Day
 
Cheryl Camm

Works ranged in scale from simple choral songs with piano accompaniment, to a cappella works in many parts, and large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. The post which reached the largest number of followers, and had the largest number of engagements was Cheyl Camm’s (b 1964) Cantate Domino, one of her five choral Christmas Fanfares which utilises rhythms from Balinese Gamelan to great effect.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
 
Laura Mvula (b 1986)

Midnight - Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) - O tu illustrata

1:00am
- Maddalena Casulana (1544-90) - Morte – Che Vôi? – Te Chiamo

2:00am - Sulpitia Cesis (1577-1619) - Dulce nomen Iesu Christe

3:00am - Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-78) - Gloria in altissimis Deo

4:00am - Maria Xaveria Peruchone (1652-1709) - Cessate tympana, cessate praelia

5:00am - Marianna Martines (1744-1812) - Dixit Dominus

6:00am - Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824) - Es ist ein’ Ros’

7:00am - Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-47) - Hiob

8:00am - Clara Schumann (1819-96) - Drei gemischte chöre

9:00am - Emma Mundella (1858-96) - The Desert

10:00am - Amy Beach (1867-1944) - Kyrie from Mass in E flat

11:00am - Florence Price (1887-1953) - Praise the Lord

Noon - Morfydd Owens (1891-1918) - He prayeth best who loveth best

1:00pm - Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) - Vielle prière bouddhique

2:00pm - Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989) - Scenes from the Life of a Martyr

3:00pm - Imogen Holst (1907-84) - Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go?

4:00pm - - Julia Perry (1924-79) - How beautiful are the feet

5:00pm - Cecilia McDowall (b 1951) - The Girl from Aleppo

6:00pm - Judith Weir (b 1954) - Like to the falling of a star

7:00pm - Errollyn Wallen (b 1958) - See that I am God

8:00pm - Cheryl Camm (b 1964) - Cantate Domino

9:00pm - Sungji Hong (b 1973) - Pater Noster

10:00pm - Anna Thorvaldsdottir (b 1977) - Heyr þú oss himnum á

11:00pm - Laura Mvula (b 1986) - Sing to the Moon