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Over 300 for Fourth Rutter Day

23 September 2019

Yesterday over three hundred singers joined their voices to take part in our fourth singing day with the internationally-acclaimed composer and conductor, John Rutter CBE.

Welcoming our Guest for the Day
The final few get seated
What a great day we had, thanks so much. We will definitely look out for future events with the Northampton Bach Choir.

Throughout this news item you will see a selection of the dozens of messages of thanks we have received from participants, who were clearly thrilled with the occasion.

The view from the Altos
Wonderful day yesterday, great singing and atmosphere.

The day featured a number of John’s own compositions including The music’s always with you, All bells in paradise, and When music sounds, as well as classics choral works from his latest volume: Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, the Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem, and Haydn’s The heavens are telling from The Creation.

Conductor and Pianist discuss Plans
John signs scores for singers
Congratulations on yesterday and thank you for all your commitment to making it so successful. It was a triumph of organisation with so many of the singers remarking on how well planned it all was.

The day began with a particular highlight, John’s arrangement of Amazing Grace, the text of which was written in 1772 just ten miles down the road in Olney, and which is surely the most popular hymn in the world.

Our two Musical Leaders
I had a great day […] it was well worth the long journey from Leeds!

What is special about days like these is that not only do we get an insight into the mind and spirit of a master musician, but we also get the chance to improve our vocal skills. Thank you to John and our wonderful pianist Ian for their wonderful leadership on the day.

My friends and I had an amazing time. I hope you will do another one soon.

Not only was the day a great musical success, but also a triumph of organisation. Getting every possible singer accommodated, all the information distributed in advance, over one tonne (!) of sheet music sorted and allocated, sorting tea and biscuits, and ensuring over 250 cars were parked safely, the list goes on and on. With many thanks indeed to all the choir members and their friends and relatives who ensured everything went like clockwork, and not least Jennie who masterminded the event.

Another view from the Altos
Tea for 300 - no problem!
Thank you for an interesting and inspiring day. An absolute delight from start to finish.