Autumn 2020
An Angel, a Nun, and a Red Priest
  Date:  Autumn 2020
  Venue:  Online via ZOOM
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Our second term during the pandemic continued the previous term’s sharing of repertoire with our Musical Director’s other choirs in Huntingdon, Leamington Spa, and Wellingborough. This term was catchily titled : An Angel, a Nun, and a Red Priest.

After the summer's exploration of the English sound in pastoral, romantic, and at times simply fun, music by Herbert Howells, the Autumn term focused on something completely different - the music of Arcangelo Corelli (our Angel), Isabella Leonarda (our Nun), and Antonio Vivaldi (our Red Priest).

We welcomed four experts to talk about the music - Candace Smith from her home in Bologna, Jasmin Cameron from the University of Aberdeen, Kimberly Marshall from her home in Arizona, and Sarah Lenton. We learned about connections between the three composers and both Bach and Handel, about their music for the stage, about the music of Italian convents in the seventeenth-century, and about preparing a new edition (from scratch) of Vivaldi’s Gloria.

More information on what we achieved can be found here.


Northampton Bach Choir
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy

Christmas Cantata - Arcangelo Corelli arr. Richard Shephard
Magnificat -
Isabella Leonarda
Gloria -
Antonio Vivaldi