Forthcoming Concert

Good Friday Messiah

Friday 3rd April, 2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets from £16.00

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City of London School for Girls, Barbican, London

Monday 23rd March 2015
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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

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Concerts

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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Messiah 2015 - click here for full details

Friday 3rd April 2015, 2.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Choral Society presents its 137th annual Good Friday performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a stellar line-up of soloists, conducted by the choir’s Music Director, Richard Cooke, who celebrates 20 years conducting the RCS in 2015.

ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
Conductor: RICHARD COOKE
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Richard Pearce organist

Julia Doyle soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
Charles Daniels tenor
Alexander Robin Baker bass


Ticket prices: choir east/west £16.00 rear circle £22.00 front circle £25.00 rear arena £29.00 front arena £32.00 2nd tier (box for 5) £38.00 loggia (box for 8) £40.00 Grand Tier (box for 10) £42.00 Stalls £40.00


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Desert Island Discs - Classical Favourites

Friday 24th April 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Acclaimed TV presenter and Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young introduces a wonderful concert of popular classical music choices from the world famous BBC Radio 4 programme, performed live and featuring castaway clips from the archive.

RAVEL Bolero
VERDI Grand March from Aida
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
VIVALDI Winter (First Movement) from The Four Seasons
BARBER Adagio for Strings
MASSENET Meditation from Thais
MOZART Lacrimosa from Requiem
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 (First Movement)
FAURE In Paradisum from Requiem
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Waltz
HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus
ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations
COATES By the Sleepy Lagoon
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Martin James Bartlett piano- BBC Young Musician of the Year (winner) 2014
Jennifer Pike violin - BBC Young Musician of the Year (winner) 2002
Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Anthony Inglis conductor


To buy tickets, please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 0845 401 5034 or via the RAH website: www.royalalberthall.com


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Gala for St George

Sunday 26th April 2015, 3.00pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Celebrate England's national day as Brian Blessed presents a selection of favourite English songs, poems and readings.

ELGAR Nimrod
DELIUS On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
HANDEL Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah Chorus
ADAMS The Holy City
WALTON Crown Imperial
HANDEL See the conquering Hero comes
HOLST Jupiter from The Planets
Reading from St Crispin's Day Speech (Henry V)

A host of English favourites including
BARWICK GREEN (theme from THE ARCHERS)
WE'LL MEET AGAIN
THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND
JERUSALEM
DAMBUSTERS MARCH
THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
RULE BRITANNIA!
LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

Anthony Inglis conductor
Laura Wright soprano
Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

To buy tickets, please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 0845 401 5034 or via the RAH website: www.royalalberthall.com

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The Dream of Gerontius at Winchester Cathedral - click here for full details

Saturday 30th May 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Winchester Cathedral

Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
Regarded as Sir Edward Elgar’s finest choral work, perhaps his masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius dramatically imagines the final thoughts of a dying believer and his soul’s journey to face his maker. The text from John Henry Newman’s poignant poem is perfectly matched by Elgar’s profoundly beautiful music, and the composer recognised its power: ‘This is the best of me’ he quoted on his score. The Royal Choral Society has sung this magnificent piece many times during its 142-year history, including with Elgar himself conducting, and the performance in Winchester Cathedral with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cooke, with a trio of outstanding soloists will be a highlight of every music-lover’s calendar.

Royal Choral Society
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Peter Auty (tenor)
Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano)
Alexander Robin Baker (bass)
Conductor – Richard Cooke


Tickets £12-£29



Tickets are available from: tickets@royalchoralsociety.co.uk or via 07801 932596 (no booking fee).

Or purchase via Box Office: 01962 857275 or www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk (booking fees apply but no booking fees for tickets purchased in person at the cathedral).


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Beating Retreat - Waterloo remembered

Wednesday 10th June 2015, 8.30pm

Thursday 11th June 2015, 8.30pm

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Venue: Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London

The Household Division’s Beating Retreat – a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks – will take place on the 10th and 11th of June this year. The 2015 performance commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

These annual concerts are performed on Horse Guards Parade against the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings preceding the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or Trooping the Colour as it is often called.

Massed and Mounted Bands and Corps of Drums of Her Majesty The Queen’s Household Division
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
Pipes & Drums of the Scots Guards
The Band of the Royal Yeomanry
The Musikkorps der Bundswehr
Royal Choral Society


Ticket Prices: £15, £20, £25, £40

Family Tickets: £40 (saving £20) for two Adults and two Children (under 16)

Wheelchair users: £10 includes an accompanying carer

For all tickets including group booking please visit Ticketmaster UK (http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Household-Division-Beating-Retreat-tickets/artist/1414499) or phone 0844 844 0444.



Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:



The Guards Shop, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ, 020 7414 3428 or 020 7414 3271.

The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX, 020 7930 3070

The Guards Kiosk, Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX


 

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