Keeping you updated with the latest news


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


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


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








A Special Evensong

Earlier today just short of forty members of the choir visited Peterborough Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong, part of our ongoing series of visits entitled In Sacred Spaces. Members of the choir had sung Evensong at Peterborough as part of a Diocesan Choral Festival some years ago, but this was our first visit to our Diocesan Cathedral on our own.

The Choir in Peterborough Cathedral

It was a very special day for our répétiteur, Ivan Linford, returning to the Cathedral where he had served as a chorister in the 1880s, and for one of our sopranos, Hilary Spenceley, whose son, Haydon, was being installed as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands during the service.

Ivan at the Peterborough Console
The Revd Haydon Spenceley is Installed

As always, the choir sang with style and, in Smart’s Evening Service in B flat, with plenty of oomph. Our Musical Director’s Responses were sung, and he arranged the two hymns with beautiful harmonies for both choir and organ. The anthem was most fitting for the occasion, Charles Wood’s Expectans expectavi - “Call thou early, call thou late, to thy great service dedicate”. We received a great welcome from the cathedral clergy and staff, the Bishop of Brixworth, and there was a splendid drinks reception after the service. We are now very much looking forward to our second visit in 2022, to St Albans Cathedral, and then in 2023 for our third visit to St Paul’s Cathedral.