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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

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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714 Days... Back in Concert

Earlier this month we celebrated returning to live singing with Choral Evensong for the Lord Lieutenant (27 October 2021) - 660 days after our last live performance (Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, 6 January 2020). Today we were able to celebrate our return to concerts! Our last concert was on 23 November 2019 (Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem) and tonight we returned with Handel’s Messiah.

Covid has certainly had a huge impact on us over the last two years, and continues to do so. Our concert was limited in duration, so we took the difficult decision to remove all the solo alto arias, and trim a little from the other soloists and choruses. We also lost a viola player (pinged) and our concert photographer (pinged), but other than that there was good news. It was our largest audience for many years - nearing 400 in total, and we managed to get accustomed to one of our new venues (our regular venue is not yet Covid-secure for large-scale performances) in quick time.

Our Musical Director did manage to take just a couple of snaps of our soloists and wonderful continuo lead, and if you visit our Facebook page you will find panoramic photos taken from the podium of both choir and audience.

Soprano, Judit Felszeghy
 
Tenor, Amar Muchhala
 
Bass, Jack Holton
 
Continuo, Legend Kah-Ming Ng

Huge thanks to everyone behind the scenes who made this concert possible and worked on our Covid-19 protocols. We return to Spinney Theatre on 2 April 2022 for Carmina and think we have an ingenious solution for our patrons who found all the stairs rather challenging … watch this space!