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2021

12 February 2021
Centenary Classics
5 January 2021
Coronavirus Update

2020

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?
14 September 2020
Coronavirus Update
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

2019

3 December 2019
Stephen Cleobury 1948-2019
24 November 2019
Bach, Brahms, Reger - a moving tribute
23 September 2019
Over 300 for Fourth Rutter Day
30 July 2019
Evensong in Westminster Abbey
24 June 2019
Berlioz Requiem : a NBC first
29 May 2019
Evensong in Winchester Cathedral
20 April 2019
On Tour 2019 : The Netherlands
17 February 2019
The Colours of Mozart
25 January 2019
Bach Choir Burns Supper

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Centenary Classics

Following our Musical Director’s 2020 Summer Choral Alphabet and Christmas Choral Alphabet, and his Concerto for Ten in the Autumn half-term of 2020, he has prepared a daily dose of listening for us during the Spring half-term break of 2021. Inspired by the centenary of the birth of Northampton’s-own Sir Malcolm Arnold, he has put together ten daily social media posts celebrating classical musicians who were born one hundred years ago, with the hashtag #centenaryclassics

There are six men and four women, and a selection of performers, composers, and even one great patron of the arts. Like the Concerto for Ten series, there is no choral music in the selections, as we take a brief pause from our online choral immersion! Armenia, Czechia, France, Great Britain, Turkey, and the United States are represented, and there is music for brass band, chamber ensemble, full orchestra, organ, and string orchestra in the mix. The series ends with Alec Wyton, who was our third Musical Director, serving from 1946 to 1949, before emigrating to North America, where he served for twenty years as Organist and Master of the Choristers at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City.

11 Photo Montage

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) - composer, trumpeter
Little Suite for Brass (1963)

Arno Babadjanian (1921-1983) - composer
Piano Trio (1952)

Dennis Brain (1921-1957) - french horn
Poulenc - Elegie (in memoriam Dennis Brain, 1957)

Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) - composer, organist
Prélude et Fugue en Ut Majeur (1964)

Betty Freeman (1921-2009) - patron of the arts
John Adams - The Chairman Dances (commissioned by Freeman, 1985)

Ruth Gipps (1921-1999) - composer, conductor
Rhapsody (1942)

Nazife Güran (1921-1993) - composer
Three Études (1979)

Karel Husa (1921-2016) - composer
Pastoral for string orchestra (1979)

Robert Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) - composer
Concertino for String Orchestra (1948)

Alec Wyton (1921-2007) - composer, conductor, organist
Fanfare (1959)