Keeping you updated with the latest news


22 October 2020
Virtual AGM and Return to Sing
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


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







Masses of Masses : Launched!

The choir held its first rehearsal after the summer break last night, and began preparations for our third concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra this year; a programme of movements from Requiem settings by Fauré, Mozart, Rutter and Verdi, alongside other music by Jenkins and Vaughan Williams, commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. At tonight’s rehearsal, the programme of events for 2015 was announced.
Bach - 28 March 2015
Mozart - 27 June 2015

In early 2014 a questionnaire was circulated amongst the choir and our audience, to ask which works they would most like to sing, and the top two helped us shape our 2015 series, Masses of Masses. Bach’s Mass in B minor and Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor, were by far the two most popular works, and the works of Haydn were not far behind, so a series of Austro-German Masses of the seventeenth-century was devised.

The concert-length Mass in B minor by our namesake, Bach, begins the series on Saturday 28 March 2015, where we will be accompanied by the period orchestra Charivari Agréable, and we continue on Saturday 27 June 2015 with Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor alongside his ever-popular Clarinet Concerto, performed by rising star and son of Northampton, Harry Michalas. After the summer recess the choir return with a Seasonal celebration of the Patron Saint of Children, Saint Nicholas, on 5 December 2015, the Eve of his Feast Day. The choir will perform Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass and his ‘Great’ Organ Solo Mass, and the orchestra and guest soloists will perform his humorous Toy Symphony.

St Paul's Cathedral - 26 October 2015

Alongside our three major concerts – and these are large-scale concerts with orchestra and soloists – the choir will be singing Choral Evensong in Coventry and St Paul’s Cathedral, as part of its long term “In Sacred Spaces” series. Over recent years the choir has sung at Gloucester and St Paul’s Cathedral here in England, at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and the St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. These two services continue our exploration of some of the greatest acoustics in Europe, and they are delighted to reprise their earlier performances of Adrian Self’s Responses and Henry Smart’s Evening Service in Bb, and will perform for the first time Samuel Wesley’s motet, Exultate Deo.

Coventry Cathedral - 17 October 2015
Haydn - 5 December 2015

2015 will be a very exciting and busy year for the choir, and we are sure that our major concerts will all sell out fast – buy your tickets now (Season Tickets are, for the first time, available) to avoid disappointment later!