Your Desert Island Discs

  • Posted on: 22 June 2020
  • By: huw

Who hasn’t thought what music they would chose if cast away on a remote island by BBC Radio 4? If you haven’t, now’s the time and there’s lots of inspiration to be had from the pre-thinking of other mere mortals like us.

These are the hands

  • Posted on: 22 June 2020
  • By: huw

This song, based on Michael Rosen's poem These Are The Hands, sung by the Commoners Choir celebrates the people who do the (often unrewarded) everyday jobs and services that benefit us all, especially during lockdown. Watch it here

The shows must go on, we hope.......

  • Posted on: 22 June 2020
  • By: huw

At Royston Choral Society we’re making very tentative plans for the coming season. It is, of course, impossible to predict yet when rehearsals and concerts might be able to restart but, assuming that might be in the autumn, we’re proposing three concerts in the next 12 months. Watch the RCS website and social media for updates.

Saturday 12th December 2020
Handel Messiah (part 1)
Carols
Standon Parish Church

Saturday 20th March 2021
Bach Mass in B minor
Ashwell Parish Church

Happy Birthday Beethoven!

  • Posted on: 15 April 2020
  • By: huw

2020 would have been the composer’s 250th birthday. In preparation for the great day in December, there’s nothing to stop us listening and learning while in isolation.

Listening: While is self-isolation, members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra play Ode to Joy - a piece which became the European Union’s official anthem in 1985.

What are Royston Choral Society singers up to at home?

  • Posted on: 15 April 2020
  • By: huw

With the current coronavirus pandemic preventing the choral society from rehearsing, and with many members being confined to their homes for many of the hours of the day, we thought we would find out what musical activities some of them are up to.......

Val Hirst sings a verse of The Owl and the Pussycat when washing her hands. She points out that there are three verses, so it’s more interesting than Happy Birthday. What songs do you wash your hands to?

Handel at Home

  • Posted on: 15 April 2020
  • By: huw

Will you be singing the Messiah on 31st May?

Two Royston Choral Society members Sue Pegram and Tessa Rock have signed up with the Self-Isolation Choir for Handel's Messiah at Home concert on 31 May. Sue says “What a great project to be part of, bringing choral singers together for this popular and often sung work. Who knows, I could even become note perfect in this one!” Join here.

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