Come and Sing! - Rutter Day 2023
Saturday 4 November 2023
  Date:  Saturday 4 November 2023
  Times: 10:00 - 11:00 : Registration
    11:00 - 12:45 : First Singing Session
    12:45 - 14:00 : Lunch Break
    14:00 - 15:25 : Second Singing Session
    15:25 - 15:50 : Tea Break
    15:50 - 16:45 : Final Singing Session
  Venue:  Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Northampton, NN4 6UU
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Britain’s leading choral composer and conductor, John Rutter CBE, returns to Northampton!

This Come and Sing event sold out very quickly, if you are lucky enough to have a place we will email you with all the information you will need, but if you have any questions please contact Jennie Woods by email: or telephone 07980 979657.

Here are the details of the day:

The venue is the Theatre (formerly Senior Hall) of Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Northampton, NN4 6UU. (what3words: sadly.shift.foal) Registration begins at 10am and the first singing session is at 11am.

There is plenty of parking and you will be directed on arrival. There are a few disabled spaces at the entrance to the hall so if you need one of these please let us know in advance and tell the parking attendant when you arrive.

Come through the main entrance to the Theatre where there will be tables where you can register. There are no tickets, and it doesn’t matter which line you join, we will just need your full name to tick you off on the list. We have access to 2 classrooms where you can leave coats and large bags but please do not leave valuables here.

After registration you will be directed to the dining hall where refreshments will be available. You can then find your seat in the main hall. We have around 350 singers booked for the day so please fill every seat and don’t leave gaps. Members of NBC choir will be there to direct you to your seats. Voice parts will be grouped together and those who are less abled will be able to sit on a chair at floor level. The first singing session will start promptly at 11am.

All the music for the day will be ready for you at your seat. The music is on loan for the day and must be returned on exit, but you can choose to pay for some or all of it during one of the breaks and take it home. Recordings of John’s most popular works will also be for sale and he will, of course, be on hand to sign them! We do not yet know exactly what we will be singing. John will be directing us to sing a mixture of choral music, old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, as well as some of his carols and a selection of his most recent compositions.

Tea, coffee, biscuits, water and juice are provided in the dining hall on arrival, at lunchtime and at the afternoon break. The dining hall is to the right of the main hall as you come in. There are unisex toilets in the foyer area and more toilets through the dining hall at the back of the stage.

Lunch break is between 12.45 and 2pm. Please bring a packed lunch which you may eat in the dining hall. (There is a branch of Waitrose nearby and a Dobbies Garden Centre if you forget your lunch!). There is another break in the afternoon at 3.25pm where refreshments will be provided in the dining hall.

The day finishes at 4:45pm - we hope you have a fabulous time.

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