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









Christmas 2022 Concert & Fundraising

13 December 2022

Christmas Concert

With the pandemic a not-so-distant memory, and a sad farewell to our musical director of 15 years, Lee Dunleavy, 2022 comes to an end.

We finished the year with a fantastic Christmas concert Fanfares & Carols with our first speed date guest conductor, Chris Ouvry-Johns. Chris did an amazing job of coaching us for our Christmas programme, including 4 a cappella carols, as well as carols with the brass band and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, even if he didn’t wear his reindeer onesie for the performance. Big thanks also to our interim répétiteur, Adam Hollingsworth, for his superb piano work over the term.

Fanfares & Carols Concert
Santa Claus

Fundraising Events & Quiz

The concert was a huge success, and we even had a visit from Santa who made a special appearance in the audience for the Brass Band’s rendition of Santa Claus Trophobia.

To support the varied program of concerts through the year, the choir needs to be constantly fund raising. We have small events during rehearsals such as Raffles, Plant Sales, Bring and Buy and Cake Sales. This year we also ran a Reindeer Drive on Saturday 10th December, which was well supported despite clashing with the football quarter final. Huge thanks to Maureen Trent for organising this and Jennie Woods for leading the "catering" team. And, congratulations to Carolyn for winning both the Drive and the Raffle, and Rachel for the best Christmas jumper!

In December many people bought the Northampton Bach Choir Quiz 2022 sheet. 100 Cryptic clues to Puzzles and Games. We raised £306 and 12 entries had all the correct answers. Three names were drawn and the winners were:

• Carolyn and David Tristram
• Sue Tomalin
• Charlotte Hodge

If you bought a quiz sheet and would like a copy of the answers please contact the secretary through the contacts page. Thanks to all who took part and to Alison Barnes for creating the quiz.