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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

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?
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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#22for22 is launched

Covid has hit all music-making groups hard. We have been so fortunate to have an MD who has kept us going through the worst and best of times, and who drove us straight into a recruiting drive the moment we were back singing in person. Since we returned in September 2021 we have gained a staggering 32 new members, giving us around 45 sopranos, 40 altos, 20 tenors, and 20 basses - a total membership approaching our 130 person minimum target.

Some of our 23 new members

The photo above shows some members who were recruited during our first drive, and as you can see the vast majority were sopranos and altos. In December 2021 we launched #22for22, our second drive. This is targeted at recruiting 22 new tenors and basses for 22. From our first round of auditions in #22for22 we recruited a further nine tenors and basses, which brings us to the numbers listed above. It has been a great delight to welcome so many new members … and indeed a number of singers rejoining us after a number of years away from the choir.

Tenors and Basses - we want you
 
22for22

Our third round is now very much targeted at basses … we’re after no fewer than ten more basses to join us. Our next “open” rehearsal is on Monday 7 February 2022, with auditions (they are very gentle and as painless as possible) following shortly thereafter. This will be our first rehearsal for our April 2022 concert performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, which is a perfect piece for basses - wonderful lines - with every possible emotion encompassed, and some of the best bass writing in all of choral music. Why not contact Crawford (see our Contact Us page) and see if you might be able to lend your voice to our merry band! And for those sopranos, altos, and tenors out there, please don’t hesitate to get in touch too. At the moment we are operating a waiting list for these three voice parts, but the sooner you are on the list, the sooner you get to the top when vacancies arise!