Our concert, 'The Kestrel Road', will now be on Tuesday 25th January at 8pm in St Andrews Church, Caversham.
Please note start time
To keep everyone safe, we ask that our audience members take a lateral flow test on the day of the concert, do not attend if feeling at all unwell and wear a face mask at all times (unless exempt). The choir will be following the same protocol including wearing a face mask except when singing.
Reading Bach Choir is delighted to announce
our next Director of Music is
Daniel is an experienced conductor and tenor who has worked in the USA and the UK and has recently settled in the UK.
RBC Chair Anne Ware said:
"After an extensive recruitment process, Daniel emerged as the clear winner. We were excited by his ambition for the choir as well as his interesting programming proposals. We look forward to delivering our first RBC concert under Daniel's baton on Saturday 19th March 2022.
Huge thanks go to Nick Shaw who has been our interim MD throughout this term.
We had some terrific applicants and I would like to thank them for expressing interest in the position."
Daniel Mahoney said:
"I am deeply honored to become the new Director of Music of Reading Bach Choir. It is exciting to join them at a time when the choral art form is entering a period of renaissance amidst all we have experienced for the past two years. I am already looking forward to our first rehearsals together and our concert in March 2022."
NEW DATE - 25th January 2022 at 8pm
The Kestrel Road and other stories
Twenty-first century choral music
Come and be enveloped in the sound of Reading Bach Choir’s first post-lockdown programme of musical story telling.
This evening of haunting and compelling music is heralded by a choral fanfare, Prelude, by the Norwegian, Ola Gjeilo, followed by two song cycles for choir and piano, including The Kestrel Road by Peter Maxwell Davies, a piece suggestive of the ‘elusive land and seascapes’ of the Orkney Islands, and influenced by folklore and music.
Bob Chilcott’s setting of five Aesop Fables uses the composer’s gift for melody and delivers some powerful settings of the famous texts.
Two unaccompanied works by female composers: Media Vita by Kerensa Briggs and Kyrie after Byrd by Roxanna Panufnik will be performed, as well a setting of James Agee’s poem, Sure on this Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, already one of the classic choral works of this century.
The concert will be approximately one hour without an interval.
Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 8pm (please note start time)
St Andrew's Church, Albert Road
Caversham, Reading RG4 7PL
Tickets £10; under 18s £5
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