Keeping you updated with the latest news


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


3 December 2019
Stephen Cleobury 1948-2019
24 November 2019
Bach, Brahms, Reger - a moving tribute
23 September 2019
Over 300 for Fourth Rutter Day
30 July 2019
Evensong in Westminster Abbey
24 June 2019
Berlioz Requiem : a NBC first
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







Classical Classics

We return for our third full term at Home Choir via Zoom work on a programme of music by Haydn, Mozart, and their contemporaries, as the basis for a future concert programme. We had anticipated, before the advent of Covid-19, to be working through a series of Great Oratorios in 2021, and this term we should have been singing Haydn’s The Creation. Sadly, this was not to be, but our ever-prepared MD has put together a fascinating sequence of music which honours the choruses of The Creation and puts them into context.
Luigi Gatti (1740-1817)
J. M. Haydn (1736-1806)
 F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
W. A. Mozart (1756-91)

The major work in the programme is Gatti’s Schöpfungsmesse (Creation Mass) in which the composer sensitively adapts entire movements from The Creation to the liturgical text of the Mass. Mozart and Haydn are represented in two other famous Latin texts, the Magnificat and Te Deum respectively, as well as Haydn’s dramatic motet, Insanæ et vanæ curæ (which has nothing to do with Insane and vain curates!). The famous Haydn’s (Franz Joseph) brother (Johann Michael) is also represented in his beautiful Nunc dimittis.

Mag Dr Eva Neumayr

Over the term we will have full rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, and we welcome guests to our Fridays at Four expert sessions including Mag. Dr Eva Neumayr, archivist at the Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria, and custodian of the music archive for the Archdiocese of Salzburg.

 • Schöpfungsmesse - Luigi Gatti (1740-1817) after F. J. Haydn
 • Insanæ et vanæ curæ - F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
 • Magnificat, K. 193 - W. A. Mozart (1756-91)
 • Nunc dimittis, M. 355 - J. M Haydn (1737-1806)
 • Te Deum in C “Marie Therese" - F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)