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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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660 Days... We're Back

On 6 January 2020 members of the Northampton Bach Choir sang Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The remainder of the term was taken up preparing for the choir’s first ever performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year. But, alas, Covid-19 swept that aside, and that, alongside performances of music by Bach, Bruckner, and much more, were cancelled.

The Conductor's View

660 days after that Choral Evensong, nearly sixty members of the choir returned to a live “performance” with another Choral Evensong, this time on home soil. Earlier tonight they sang Choral Evensong for the Lord Lieutenant, marking the Feast Day (or thereabouts!) of Ss Crispin and Crispinian. As in Oxford, the Responses were our Musical Director’s own, and the canticles were sung to the setting in B flat by Henry Thomas Smart. The anthem on this occasion was Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and there were hymns aplenty, including a firecracker arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Lee Conducting from the South Gallery
 
Ivan at the Gallery Organ Console

We are so very glad to be back, and hugely looking forward to the remainder of our season, which continues in just a few weeks with a performance of Handel’s Messiah.

The Choir assembled on the North Gallery
 
The Revd Oliver Coss introduces the Service