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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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Coronavirus Update (14 September 2020)

On 16 March 2020 the Covid-19 lockdown commenced in the United Kingdom, and the choir’s in-person activities ceased with immediate effect. Our 85th anniversary concert performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis was only twelve days away, but vanished from sight. Our scheduled performances of Bach’s St John Passion, Bruckner’s Mass in E minor and Motets, and Handel’s Messiah, suffered the same fate, along with our planned twelfth “In Sacred Spaces” visit to sing Choral Evensong at Southwell Minster, and our ever-popular Carols for All! concert.

However, almost immediately the choir moved their activities online - we may have been separated but we are not silenced. The choir continue to rehearse on Mondays via Zoom, and we, like many other amateur choral groups, are awaiting clarification following the guidance issued today from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). We hope that we will be able to resume some in-person activities in these last few months of 2020, and our forecast for the 2021 programme of events has been adjusted (though in this rapidly-evolving situation, may well continue to change for some time to come).

Our Musical Director has tailored our Home Choir so that we can extract every possible benefit from the deprivations, and we continue to welcome new members, even in these unusual times. Members not only take part in our rehearsals, but because our Musical Director has co-ordinated his other choirs - Huntingdonshire Philharmonic, Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, and Wellingborough Singers - into the same repertoire as we are singing, we are able to work across geographical borders, and come together in additional sessions with academics, conductors, instrumentalists, and singers, with specialist knowledge in the music we are singing. Our experience may be quite different in comparison to a normal rehearsal, but we are thriving under these very difficult circumstances.

Please do keep a close eye on our website for updates, and thank you for your continued support.

This video was put together as part of the 2020 Northamptonshire Week celebrations for
BBC Radio Northampton