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Tours play an important part in the life of the Choirs of All Saints’ Church, both on a small scale, such as in short visits to sing in cathedrals around the UK, or on a larger scale in the form of ambitious foreign tours. Most of the latter have been organised following invitations from churches abroad.

2013/2014 – Girls and Men to Germany and Austria

Straight after Christmas, on the 27th of December 2013, the girls’ choir and choral scholars undertook

a one week tour that spanned two years! Performing in Aachen and Melk in Germany, they then travelled into Austria, performing at Salzburg and Vienna, where they brought in 2014 in style! Presenting ‘An English Christmas,’ it was on this tour that the choir mastered the art of the flash-mob and had surprised audiences enraptured across Europe.

2012 - Boys to Denmark, Germany and Belgium

In early 2012 the Boys' Choir undertook their first ever solo tour, undertaking seven concerts in eightdays and covering over 2800 miles of Northern Europe. They took on tour three specially commissioned works: two sets of bi-lingual sacred songs, including the Director of Music’s own set - Fem hellige sange, and a set from Adrian Self, plus an anthem from Humphrey Clucas, also set bi-lingually, O Jesu, blessed Lord.

Find out more about the 2012 choir tour by reading the latest news article - The Boys on Tour! (Northern Europe)

2011 - Paris in the Springtime

In May 2011, as part of the summer’s festival Voyage à Paris the combined choirs of Boys, Girls and Men made a return visit to Paris to sing the first performance, in the presence of the composer, of a newly commissioned mass setting for antiphonal choirs and organs by David BriggsMesse pour Saint Sulpice – jointly commissioned by ourselves and the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary, Canada. They also performed at the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, giving the French première of Philip Stopford's Missa Brevis, also in the presence of the composer.

Find out more about the 2011 choir tour by reading the latest news article - Voyage à Paris, by a Senior Chorister

2010 - Summer in Ireland

In 2010 the senior boys and girls, alongside the choral scholars and lay clerks, sang for the first time in recent years at St George's Chapel, Windsor, where they gave the world premiere of their 2009 commission, Ave Maria by Dr James MacMillan, and at King’s College, Cambridge. The Girls and Men spent a week in residence at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, also singing at the Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral.

Find out more about the 2010 choir tour by reading the latest news article - Agus déanfaidh mé do mholadh ar an gcruit a Dhia, a Dhia liom!

2009 - Autumn in Poland

After such a monumental tour in 2008 the Boys and Girls mounted a simple trip to Lublin in Poland where they sang in a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem on the exact date of the seventieth anniversary of the invasion of Poland. The Choirs also sang at Chester Cathedral where they joined nearly 350 other singers in the Chester Diocesan Choral Festival directed by our own Director of Music. Earlier in the year they held a singing week at All Saints where they sang at the daily Eucharist and gave a sacred concert performing choral works by Felix Mendelssohn and a secular concert performing Malcolm Arnold's 'Three songs from 'The Tempest'', Richard Rodney Bennett's 'The Aviary' and Benjamin Britten's 'Friday Afternoons'. Earlier in the year the Director of Music and a number of singers accompanied the Northampton Bach Choir on their tour to Northampton's twin-town of Marburg, and were glad to reinvigorate friendships begun in 2007.

2008 - Summer in Canada & the United States

During August the choirs of Boys, Girls & Men undertook their most substantial tour ever : a two-week visit to Canada and the United States, singing at eight venues in New York, including two live broadcasts, at Bethlehem & Albany Cathedrals, Rochester, the Niagara Falls and St James' Cathedral Toronto. The tour party numbered over one hundred with sixty-eight singing members. Parents were kept up-to-date on the choir's progress from the chorister blog, which may be accessed by visiting: allsaintsnorthampton.blogspot.com

2007 - Easter in Germany

The Boys and Men travelled to Köln, Siershahn, the Westerwald and Northampton's twin-town of Marburg immediately after Easter. There they gave the first performance of the Director of Music's first set of bi-lingual sacred songs - 'Fünf heiligen Lieder'. Additionally they visited Lichfield, Peterborough and Southwark Cathedrals and held a residency at Westminster Abbey. As the majority of the girls choir were sitting public examinations they didn't tour abroad this year, but visited St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

2006 - Summer in the Channel Islands & France

The Boys and Men travelled to Cornwall and sang a residency at Truro Cathedral, and gave concerts in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, St Michael’s Mount, Porthleven and Gunwalloe. The Girls and Men toured Guernsey, Brittany and Paris, perfoming motets by Jean Langlais accompanied by Marie-Louise Langlais at the Langlais Festival, and receiving a standing ovation at Sunday Mass at the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, performing Frank Martin's Mass for double choir.

2005 - Easter in Switzerland

Using the city of Basel as our base, the Boys and Men were able to explore an area of Europe which was new to many of us. Not only did we perform in several churches in Basel including the Munster (for a special Jubilee service for the Anglican Chaplaincy), but we ventured to France and to Germany to sing in Strasbourg and Freiburg respectively. The weather was perfect for the entire week, which together with the stunning scenery made for a very enjoyable tour. Staying together in a Youth Hostel proved entertaining, and there were several memorable games of football in which choristers proved they could more than hold their own against much bigger and heavier Choral Scholars! The Choir also sang in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, New College, Oxford and in St Paul’s and Peterborough Cathedrals.

2004 - Summer in Nice & Monaco

A tour which the Girls and Men are unlikely to forget – stunning scenery, magnificent churches, fine accommodation (palm trees and a perfect view of the Mediterranean for breakfast!) and ample time for shopping and sunbathing. The choir gave concerts in Beaulieau-sur-Mer and in the vast church of St Pierre d’Arène, Nice, as well as singing services at the Anglican Church in Nice and most extraordinarily for Saturday Evening Mass at Monaco Cathedral. To sing Gombert’s 8-part masterpiece 'Lugebat David Absalon' with the West doors of the cathedral open and showing the famous harbour in the midst of a thunderstorm was truly something special. The Choir also sang in St Alban’s Abbey and Birmingham Cathedral and held a week-long residency at Norwich Cathedral.

2003 - Summer in the United States

It was an honour for the Boys and Men to be invited back to Newport, Rhode Island where a Festival of British Cathedral Music has been running since All Saints first visited in 1995. A typically warm welcome from our American hosts was coupled with a gruelling schedule in the shape of nine services within four days, and in extreme heat! We also spent two days in New York – saw the sights, and gave recitals in the cathedrals of St. Patrick and St. John the Divine, and at Ground Zero which was a very moving experience. The Choir also spent four days singing the services in Durham Cathedral between 24th and 27th April.

2002 - Easter in Germany

The Boys and Men visited Germany during the Easter break, singing in Wittenberg and performing in concert at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig - here they performed Bach's Motet 'Jesu, meine Freude'. It was an honour for the Boys and Men to sing this masterpiece in Bach's own Church. The choirs also sang at Chichester and St Paul's Cathedrals.



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