Forthcoming Concert

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Saturday 14th November, 7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral, London

Come to an open rehearsal


City of London School for Girls, Barbican, London

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Britten: War Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, Remembrance Sunday, 2014

'I can't think of a better way of commemorating the centenary of the start of the Great War than this enthralling concert.' David Mellor, Mail on Sunday

The Royal Choral Society

Making Music since 1872

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to celebrate our 140th Anniversary


The RCS performs a wide range of repertoire regularly in the Royal Albert Hall and other venues around the country and abroad with professional soloists and orchestras.

Details of our next concerts are listed below. Click onto each concert to reveal further details:


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Proms in the Park

Saturday 12th September 2015, 5.50pm

Venue: Hyde Park

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Proms in the Park stalwart Sir Terry Wogan.

The open-air concert features a host of musical stars, including Proms in the Park favourites the Royal Choral Society and the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Richard Balcombe, and special guests soprano Danielle de Niese, trumpeter Alison Balsom, tenor Russell Watson and Motown and disco superstars The Jacksons.

Presenter Tony Blackburn joins us again to get this year’s party under way, introducing a range of artists, including The Mavericks, Caro Emerald, Beverley Knight, Matt Cardle and the West End cast of Memphis The Musical.

Ticket price £39.00 via or by phone from the Royal Albert Hall on 0845 401 5040* (a booking fee of 2% of the total value (plus £1.00 per ticket up to a maximum of £10.00) applies). In person at the Royal Albert Hall Box Office (no booking fee applies if paying by cash or cheque; a booking fee of 2% of the total value applies to bookings for more than two tickets, if paying by credit/debit card).

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Grand Organ Gala

Sunday 4th October 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

10,000 organ pipes in glorious harmony
Celebrate the power and majesty of the king of instruments.

BACH Toccata and Fugue
HANDEL Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah Chorus
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 'Organ Symphony'
STRAUSS Sunrise from Also sprach Zarathustra
WIDOR Toccata
FAURE Pie Jesu, In Paradisum
MASCAGNI Intermezzo and Easter Hymn from Cavalleria rusticana
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephen Disley organ
Stephen Bell conductor
Sky Ingram soprano

Call the RAH Box Office on 0845 401 5034

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Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

Saturday 31st October 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Returning by popular demand – seen by over 40,000 people.
400 voices in monumental harmony.

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture 'Fingal’s Cave'
BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1
ORFF Carmina Burana

Royal Choral Society
Highgate Choral Society
English Concert Chorus
The Southend Boys' Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Greenwood conductor
Chloë Hanslip violin
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
William Dazeley baritone

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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Saturday 14th November 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Southwark Cathedral

On 14th November 2015 the Royal Choral Society will perform Monteverdi’s magisterial Vespers in the hallowed surroundings of Southwark Cathedral, accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra and a stellar line up of soloists, conducted by Richard Cooke.
Based on traditional plainchant, Monteverdi’s Vespers is a monumental work designed to be performed by a choir able to tackle the complex intricacies of up to 10 vocal parts in some movements and split into separate choirs in others. The choir accompanies seven different solo parts during the course of the piece. In the beautiful gothic nave of Southwark Cathedral, with its wonderful acoustic, this will be an incredible evening of music making.

Royal Choral Society
London Handel Orchestra
Richard Cooke - conductor

Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA

Doors open at 6:45pm, starts at 7:30pm

Ticket Price: £12.00 - £32.00 (+ booking fee)

Tickets are available from

For more information on booking, contact or call 07801 932596

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Classical Spectacular

Thursday 19th November 2015, 7.30pm

Saturday 21st November 2015, 3.00pm

Saturday 21st November 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

The UK's most popular classical music show returns to the Royal Albert Hall this November.

From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture - the November 2015 season promises to be bigger and more thrilling than ever.

RAVEL Bolero
ELGAR Nimrod
HANDEL Zadok the Priest
PUCCINI O soave fanciulla
VERDI Brindisi from La traviata
STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
VERDI Grand March from Aida
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers
VERDI Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
GRIEG In the hall of the mountain King
SAINT-SAËNS Finale from Organ Symphony


Royal Choral Society
John Rigby conductor
Stephanie Corley soprano
Jesús León tenor
Classical Spectacular Dancers
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Royal Artillery
Muskets and Cannons of the Moscow Militia

For tickets, call the RAH Box Office on 0845 401 5034

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Royal Choral Society Christmas Classics 2015

Tuesday 15th December 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Seasonal classics and much-loved carols performed by the celebrated Royal Choral Society and the resplendent Fanfare Trumpeters of the Coldstream Guards.

With festive readings by special guest Kevin Whately

BACH Opening from the Christmas Oratorio
GARDENER The holly and the ivy Wilberg Still, Still, Still
ADAM O Holy Night Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture Darke In the bleak midwinter
RUTTER Shepherd’s Pipe Carol Gruber Silent Night Handel Hallelujah Chorus
...and carols for all:
O come, all ye faithful • Hark! the herald angels sing • God rest you merry, gentlemen • The first Nowell

Introduced and conducted by Richard Cooke
William Dazeley baritone
Royal Choral Society
London Concert Orchestra
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Coldstream Guards

For tickets, call the RAH Box Office on 0845 401 5034


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