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2020

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

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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Our Carol Festivities in Technicolour

Carols for All at Northampton High School

With just twelve days to go before the big day, Northampton Bach Choir invited the audience in the Main Hall of Northampton High School to get in the mood for Christmas – and indeed they did!

Our compère for this festive evening was BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff who did a fine job with his usual good humour and professional panache, and he undoubtedly sold a few more copies of Be Merry! – the choir’s latest CD – with his assiduous plugging!
 
Compère BBC Radio Northampton's John Giff
 
Carols for All at Northampton High School

Our regular répétiteur, the excellent Stephen Meakins, was partnered at the piano by Chon Meng Lam on several of the evening’s pieces and performed an excellent solo version of Jingle Bells – a huge hit with the audience. Sadly, Stephen was performing his last duty for us and we will miss him at the start of the new term.

Stephen Meakins & Chon Meng Lam at the piano

As well as their own performances, the evening featured a number of traditional carols where the audience were invited to join in singing with the choir. And they did so, singing lustily and enthusiastically, particularly in The Twelve Days of Christmas. The choir are fond of the work of American composer Dan Forrest and he featured here with a rousing arrangement O Come All Ye Faithful and his own tender Carol of Joy. The programme featured carols ancient and modern – some with new arrangements – which delighted the audience in this excellent evening of festive entertainment.