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12th September 2015
This year's choir medallists

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13th April 2015
Former chorister returns for concert with her brilliant new choir! Sat 23rd May 2015

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31st October 2014
An English Autumn Concert : 21st November 2014

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3rd September 2014
A New Year and a New Music Department

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5th May 2014
David Arcus begins as Interim Director of Music!

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11th April 2014
New Music Staff

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31st March 2014
Clare Competition Winner

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17th February 2014
Mozart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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16th February 2014
Choral Evensong in Cambridge

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7th February 2014
Rage and Romance : Part 1 Done!

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2nd February 2014
Be a Chorister at Candlemas!

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1st February 2014
Our New Archdeacon Arrives

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31st January 2014
ASS needs you!!!

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25th January 2014
The Men in Southwell

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5th January 2014
A New Yearís Tour in Vienna

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26th December 2013
Christmas has just Begun!

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19th December 2013
Mandela Memorial Service

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5th December 2013
Our New Boy Bishop

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22nd November 2013
The Dove is Launched!

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22nd November 2013
Composition Competition

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2011-2012: Done!
22nd July 2012
 

   

Today saw the final service of the academic year, and what a send-off! The combined choirs came together to give another spine-tingling rendition of our incredible commission for 2011, the Messe pour Saint-Sulpice from David Briggs. Last sung in the fantastic Parisian church for which it was written, it is now a firm favourite with choirs and congregation alike, and perhaps it helped to coax the Parisian sunshine to our shores?! To send out the year in spectacular style, the anthem for the service was C.H.H. Parryís classic I was Glad. Heard again and again across the land over the past 12 months, what better way to finish this academic year, a year which has, like every other, been packed full of hard work but great reward.

Weíve visited the Cathedrals of Gloucester, St. Edmundsbury,

St. Albanís, Ely and York Minster; given numerous concerts; provided solo trebles for various other concerts across the area and beyond; the boysí choir undertook its first ever solo tour, as 24 boys took in most of Northern Europe as they travelled over 2800 miles in 8 days; the girlsí choir released its second solo disc, Notre Pere, featuring French music for upper voices and a number of first performances; we gave the world premiere of over 10 new pieces, including of course Malcolm Archerís O Sing unto the Lord a New Song!, commissioned to celebrate 70 years of unbroken service to the choir from our Senior Lay Clerk, Geoff Hasler. This year was also the year in which we welcomed Fr. David McConkey as our new Priest-in-Charge, and I can assure you that he has some spectacular plans ahead, to develop and progress our music to help us really fulfil the great potential we have here at All Saints.

Once again, we were honoured and delighted that Mr and Mrs Christopher Davidge were generous enough to permit us use of their stunning grounds at Little Houghton House, so as soon as choir robes could be removed and medals tossed aside, over 100 people made their way over to party in the sun: yes, we had sun!! All organised, of course.... A wonderful afternoon of fun and frolics was had by all, although of course we are exceptionally grateful to so many that made this possible: first, of course, the Davidges, but also the Donaghues for barbecuing so expertly, the Kentigern-Foxes for the marquee, barbecue and wonderful puddings, and to so many chorister parents who brought puddings and salads, and high spirits, and games, and laughter, and.... Thank you.


 



The choirs return in September, with choral services resuming in October. We have visits to Kingís College, Cambridge and Peterborough Cathedral within the first six weeks of our return, and then a wonderfully busy term ahead: particular highlights of Michaelmas include the Crown Court Service (18 October), All Saints Day and tide (1-4 November), Remembrance (11 November) and our Christmas festivities (23-25 December). This year we also have several new occasions, all of which will be well worth looking out for: singing at the Heritage Open Day (8-9 September); the first of what we hope will become an annual concert marking the Patron Saint of Musicís Day (23 November); St Ragenerís Day Ė Northamptonís own Saint, formerly entombed in St Peterís Church (24 November), and finally, the ceremony of making a Boy Bishop (5 December), and an additional Carol Service at St Peterís Church (16 December). All Saints is never quiet for long!
 

 



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