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RLSBC takes part in the Coventry Biennial 2021

RLSBC takes part in the Coventry Biennial 2021

Sunday 19th September 2021

A film called Phoenix City 2021 by local artist and film-maker Duncan Whitley will feature a contribution by the choir on its soundtrack.

Back in early July, members of the choir got together under Lee Dunleavy’s direction to record the Introitus from Mozart’s Requiem. We were asked to make the recording as part of the soundtrack for a film called Phoenix City 2021 by local film-maker Duncan Whitley. This film explores the relationship between the city of Coventry and the mythical phoenix, the bird that is believed to rise from the ashes to live again.

The film will form part of the HYPER-POSSIBLE installation at the Herbert Art Gallery in the centre of Coventry, which will be on show from October 8th through to February 2022. More information about the installation can be found on the Coventry Biennial 2021 website (Click Here).

There will also be a special event at The Box, Fargo Village (Coventry) organised by CineCov with the Biennial on 14th October. This will be a screening of Phoenix City 2021 with the soundtrack mixed live for the event, followed by a Q&A.  Tickets for this event will be available shortly (Click Here).

The choir is delighted to have been able to make a small contribution to the Coventry Biennial 2021, and we are very grateful to Duncan Whitley for inviting us to take part.

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The RLSBC is now recruiting new members!

The RLSBC is now recruiting new members!

Saturday 17th July 2021

Ever thought of joining a choir? Or taking up choral singing again after a break? Why not give us a try - the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming, as well as striving for the highest possible musical standards.

Experts agree that singing is good for you; it promotes physical and mental health, and is an excellent way of learning to focus and relax. Just what we all need after the stresses of a pandemic! Of course, there is the social side as well - in a choir, you are surrounded by like-minded people who share your love of singing.

The Bach Choir is actively seeking to increase its membership, as we launch an exciting new programme of music for the 2021-2022 season. Full details will be available on the website shortly, but we begin our season by singing Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo in October. There will be a concert of Christmas music in December, a programme of JS Bach motets and instrumental music in April, and the season will end with an Italian themed programme in June.

Following the relaxation of lockdown, in-person rehearsals will begin again on Wednesday July 21st, starting at 7:30pm, at All Saints’ Church, Emscote, CV34 5NJ. We will take a short summer break from August 18th, and then begin rehearsals for the new term on Wednesday September 1st. More details are available on our ‘Sing with Us’ page (Click Here). If you’d like to join us, over the summer or next term, you would be most welcome, but please do let us know in advance using the contact form (Click Here).

Melanie Forse, our Chairman, says: “The joy of singing together in person returns after an enforced break and we have missed it! If you love to sing, so do we. Please join us!”.

Please note that the photograph above was taken at a recent, socially distanced rehearsal - so it only shows a subset of the whole choir.

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"Yes, of course we practise… but we have lots of fun together too! Come and join us. We'd love to have you." Peter


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