News
Keeping you updated with the latest news
 

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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New Season – New Members

Tonight we welcomed for the first time twelve new members who were successful at last Saturday's audition day.

Northampton Bach Choir in Rehearsal

Our principal venue, St Matthew's Church, is the largest venue in the Town, but it nevertheless presents challenges with performance space, and although we minimise the size of our accompanying orchestras as much as possible, we are simply unable to accommodate more than 115 singers on stage at any one time; we therefore have to limit the choir to a membership of 130 (which allows for a small number of absences at each concert). For over a year we have been at maximum capacity, so we were delighted to be able to hold our audition day, and our twelve new members were selected from nearly thirty applicants. This brings the membership of the choir up to 126 – we have kept a small number of vacancies for tenors and basses (all of our thirty applicants were either sopranos or altos!), so that a good balance between parts can be achieved.

Some of our New Members

Pictured above are eight of our new members at this evening's rehearsal, as preparations continue for our Haydn at Christmas concert on Saturday 5 December.