Introducing Royston Choral Society

  • Posted on: 3 October 2016
  • By: admin

Royston Choral Society (RCS) is a friendly, unauditioned choir of around 70 singers from a wide range of backgrounds and singing abilities united by enjoying singing together to produce memorable concerts.

Our most recent concert was a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. Held at Haileybury College, it was in collaboration with the college choirs and Hertfordshire Philharmonia. Here is a photo of the performers:

Some recordings from recent concerts including the War Requiem are here

Coming up we will be performing as follows:

Saturday 22nd December 7.30pm A Ceremony of Carols Royston Parish Church
Our regular Christmas concert this year will feature Britten's Ceremony of Carols, as well as other familiar and less-familiar carols, including some with audience participation. With mulled wine and mince pies, this is a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season.

Saturday 6th April Bach St John Passion Royston Parish Church
Royston Choral Society marks the start of Passiontide in 2019 with a performance of Bach's St John Passion. Performed in the original German, this piece dramatically tells the story of Christ's Passion.

RCS rehearses on Tuesday evenings 7.45- 9.45 in Royston Parish Church and performs around four times a year in Royston and surrounding villages. New singers are welcome to join RCS by coming along to an open rehearsal.

In 2018-19 we are excited to be including Britten's 'War Requiem' and Bach's 'St John Passion' in our programmes.

For more details about the society please contact the chair - Huw Jenkins