Bach Banter: F# and the B Minor Mass

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Watch the second instalment of Bach Banter with Artistic Director Syd Birrell and discover the significance of F# to Bach’s B Minor Mass. Available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvhvaqi9os

J. S. Bach: An Irreverent Look (Part 2)

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Here are some more fun facts about Bach, provided by chorister and writer extraordinaire Natasha Regehr. Bach the Jailbird Well, things went sour with the old duke, who was in a tiff with the local prince. “My musicians won’t talk … Continued

J. S. Bach: An Irreverent Look (Part 1)

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by Natasha Regehr We all know J. S. Bach as a sober-minded, religious fellow who spent his days rapturously composing magnificent church music to the glory of his decidedly Lutheran God. And for some of us, that’s all we know. … Continued

Bach, Bieber, and the Beatles: Help!

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by Natasha Regehr It was a dark day in my uppity, overly cultured mind when, three years ago, I sneered at Syd Birrell’s lame idea to force a 100-voice choir into doing a Beatles show. Number one, the Beatles weren’t … Continued

The Beatles 2, Across the Universe

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Three years ago, the Peterborough Singers wowed concert-goers with their unique and massive renditions of some of The Beatles’ best-known tunes, featuring the full 100 voices of the choir. Armed with rave reviews from that concert, and with over 275 … Continued