Keeping you updated with the latest news


28 June 2023
A Rousing end to the 2022/23 Season with Viva Italia!
9 June 2023
Cathedral Visits - Summer 2023
12 May 2023
Simon Toyne appointed as our new Musical Director
20 March 2023
Dame Ethel Smyth Mass in D - A resounding success!
13 February 2023
The Ethel Smyth full score has arrived


13 December 2022
Christmas 2022 Concert & Fundraising
1 October 2022
New Accompanist Announced
1 September 2022
2022/23 Season Launched
31 August 2022
2022/23 Season : Our Conductors
1 August 2022
2021/22 Season - Done!
30 July 2022
Another (!) Special Evensong
13 June 2022
Jubilee Proms - Staggering Success
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









2021/22 Season - Done!

1 August 2022

Our 2021/22 Season finished on Saturday 30 July 2022 with the visit of the choir to sing Choral Evensong at St Albans Cathedral. The first season back after the enormous disruptions of Covid was a true success.

St Albans Cathedral - 30 July 2022

Our #22for22 campaign reinvigorated our tenors and basses, and general recruitment pushes brought us quickly back up to our target size of 130 members. Our audiences returned, and indeed we have seen bigger audiences than in a number of years, including a recent record attendance of 869 at our Jubilee Proms concert this summer. Part of this has been adapting to new Covid-secure policies - we are accustomed to cramming into St Matthew’s Church, but we have had the luxury of the large modern venues (with comforts like padded, raked seating, plentiful parking, lovely lavatories, and more!) at Northampton School for Girls, Northampton School for Boys, and Royal & Derngate.

Messiah - our soloists - November 2021

Our four concerts were designed to bring our audiences back - Handel’s Messiah with period orchestra Charivari Agréable, a Christmas Matinée Festival with Rushden Town Band, The Armed Man with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Keith Crompton Percussion Ensemble and the amazing narration of Graham Padden, and the enormous Jubilee Proms, with all the “Last Night” trimmings. And, as already mentioned, we were back singing Choral Evensong - first at All Saints’ Church in the heart of Northampton for the Lord Lieutenant, then at Peterborough and St Albans Cathedrals.

Carmina Burana - April 2022

Fanfares and Carols - December 2021
The Armed Man - February 2022

We are also hugely proud to have engaged the services of bands, orchestras, and soloists, helping to get the gig economy back up-and-running, after such very difficult times for the performing arts. We are consciously committed to opening up our music-making to a wide and diverse range of artists and performers, and we have had great feedback from our audiences. All-in-all, it has very much been a job well done!

Choral Evensong at Peterborough Cathedral - May 2022
The Jubilee Proms - June 2022