Richmondshire Choral Society
|ACTIVITIES||Richmondshire Choral Society is an amateur society with about 50-60 members. The society gives two concerts a year, one in December and the other in March or April, or, very occasionally, May. Performances are usually given in the wonderful acoustic of St Mary’s Church, Richmond accompanied by the magnificent St Mary’s organ or an instrumental ensemble where appropriate.
The repertoire is mainly of choral works for large ensembles but the choir does not stick with just the ‘tried and tested’ favourites. It has a policy of performing Handel’s Messiah in Spring at not less than 4 year intervals (2009, 2013, 2017) so that it always sounds fresh and new.
Its new Conductor (his preferred title) is Peter Stallworthy, who has great experience with choirs and orchestras mainly in Lancashire and the Manchester area.
|MEMBERSHIP||Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in Richmond Methodist Church Rooms, Dundas Street. There is normally no audition for new members (at the Music Director’s discretion).
Further details on the society’s website or contact the Publicity Officer on 01325-374112.
|EVENTS||Friday 19 November 2021 at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Richmond
A Concert to celebrate Richmond 950
Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Ralph Vaughan Williams
In Terra Pax - Gerald Finzi
Magnificat - John Rutter
A piece by Mark Harrison, commissioned by Richmondshire District Council and the Richmond 950 Organising Committee especially for this occasion
More details about the concert nearer the time
|Last update:||14 Sep 21|