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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

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

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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

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MD steps down after 15 years

It was announced today that our longest-ever serving Musical Director, Lee Dunleavy, will step down after our Autumn concert, as he begins training at Ripon College Cuddeston for priesthood in the Church of England. We wish him well in his future vocation in the church and are sure that his kindness, patience, and good humour, as well as deeply-felt faith and intellect, will be clearly transferrable skills! Lee has been supported in this process of transition from musician to priest by a huge number of people, not least his wife Sally, step-daughter Lottie, by friends and family, and his church community at St Mary’s Wellingborough.

Lee back in 2007
 
Lee in 2022

Lee’s final concert with the choir will be on Saturday 15 October when our 2022/23 season, subtitled Das land ohne musik, will be launched. Over the course of the season the choir will explore music from Austria, Germany, and England, seeing where there are commonalities of style and substance. The concerts will include works by Frederick (Fritz) Delius, Edward Elgar, Gustav Mahler, Dame Ethel Smyth, Johann Strauss II, and Richard Strauss, and Lee’s final concert will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the UK première of Marianna Martines 1765 Quarta Messa. For the remaining concerts in the season we will be joined by three guest conductors, and we anticipate that Lee’s successor will begin in Autumn 2023.

Please make sure you have Saturday 15 October in your diaries, as we anticipate that this will be a concert which is a sell out as we give thanks for fifteen years of fantastic service to music in Northamptonshire.

[Photo credits: 2007, Simon Tottman; 2022, David Jones]