Welcome to Royston Choral Society

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 11:30

We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir that  generally performs 4 concerts to a high standard each year in Royston and the surrounding villages. Our musical director is Andrew O'Brien and he is assisted by Michael Smith. 

Formed in 1973 we are in the middle of a couple of seasons celebrating our first 50 years of music making and looking forward to our next 50! It was a particular pleasure during the last season to return to St John the Baptist Church in Royston for rehearsals and concerts following its wonderful renovation after the dreadful fire in December 2018.

We employ fine professional soloists for our major concerts and are able to call on an excellent pool of orchestral players. 

We have just, in November 2023, performed Bach's monumental Mass in B minor to a packed church. Originally scheduled for performance in March 2020 this was postponed because of the coronvirus pandemic. It was wonderful to return to it with a marvellous quartet of soloists and some very fine playing from the orchestra.

The choir will be back in St John the Baptist, Royston on Saturday 16th December for a concert of Christmas music. For more details and to purchase tickets online follow this link.

There are some videos of parts of some of our recent concerts available by following this link.

For more information about the society please contact the chair - Huw Jenkins (email: [email protected] or tel: 07855 311192)    

Charity Registration number:  1090459