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2021

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

2019

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

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Annual General Meeting

Earlier this evening the choir held its Annual General Meeting, followed by its usual Monday night rehearsal. We were warmly welcomed by the staff at The Old Savoy, our usual rehearsal at Northampton High School being unavailable this week, and swiftly sorted out the arrangements to ensure we could sing in a socially distanced fashion.

At our AGM we elected our new Treasurer, Prof. Jackie Campbell, and our new Concerts Manager, David Tristram, and very warm tributes were made to retiring holders of those posts Tim Daily and Mark Gibson.

The Old Savoy on Arrival
 
Members Award for Jennie Woods

Our President, Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL gave one of his trademark stunning speeches, paying special tribute to Lee and the committee for steering the choir through one of the most remarkable - for good and ill - years in the choir’s history. Further tribute was paid to our “Rebuilding Team” who have countered the inevitable losses of the last year with an astonishing tally of sixteen new members so far this term, with a further three auditioning later this week! As we weren’t able to meet “in reality” for our AGM last year, we had two years of our Members Award to present.

John Tye singing in our Christmas concert
 
Long Service Award for Karen Emmott

For the first year this went to Jennie Woods, who was for a time our Chairman, but retirement from the committee hasn’t prevented her from being an avid fundraiser for the choir, not least in masterminding the visit of John Rutter back in September 2019. For the most recent year this was awarded posthumously to John Tye who was for many years our Bass Voice Part Secretary, and whose untimely death at the end of July shocked us all. In addition Long Service Awards were made to members who have recently marked their twenty-fifth anniversary of singing with the choir, including Karen Emmott, and a special award was made to long-serving Voice Part Secretary Mary Montague on her retirement from that role.

Retiring VPS Mary Montague
   

The evening concluded with our fifth Messiah rehearsal of the term, and once we had acclimatised to the acoustics, we continued work on polishing and honing our interpretation of this masterwork in preparation for our concert on Saturday 6 November.