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







Committee Changes

Before tonight’s rehearsal the choir held a Special General Meeting to elect a new Chairman. The Chairman of over five years, David Tristram, was thanked for his service in the role, and all wished him well as he started his year shadowing the Concerts Manager, Mark Gibson, in advance of (subject to the usual procedures!) taking over the rôle at the Annual General Meeting in October this year.
Retiring Chairman thanks Retiring
Librarian for her service
New Chairman Jonny Alms thanks the
Choir for electing him!

Before David stepped down, he led a grateful chorus of thanks to Celia Chapman, our Librarian of over nineteen years. The task of organising music for 130 singers for four, five, and sometimes more concerts a year, especially in recent years when we have additionally had visits to Cathedrals to sing Choral Evensong, and European Tours, cannot be underestimated. Celia’s undiminishing ability to keep smiling when members change their minds about whether to hire or purchase, hand music back late, or forget to erase their markings, is quite remarkable, and it would be remiss to praise Celia without praising her husband Ian, who has shared the load over all these years.

As noted, David’s tenure as Chairman should have ceased at five years, but he agreed to stay on for a few extra months so that the candidate to be the next Chairman (Jonny Alms) could be elected after his extended work tour to New Zealand (he is an International Trade Advisor at the Department for International Trade). After his unanimous election Jonny gave a short speech outlining his vision for the coming months and years, and offering rightful praise to David for his service in the role.