‘This Rolls Royce of choirs’

 

Review of Verdi Requiem,
Royal Albert Hall, Monday 25th June 2012

Read the full review at www.classicalsource.com

The Royal Choral Society

Making Music since 1872

 

 

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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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Remembrance Sunday 2014 WAR REQUIEM Marking the centenary of WWI

Sunday 9th November 2014, 3.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

WAR REQUIEM
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem was composed in 1961 for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral - newly rebuilt following its destruction in the Second World War. Britten took as his inspiration the words of young English war poet, Wilfred Owen, himself killed in action on 4 November 1918, just days before the armistice. The War Requiem profoundly weaves together nine of Owen’s most poignant poems including Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility and Strange Meeting, with the traditional Latin mass. A contemporary masterpiece, The War Requiem neither glorifies war nor celebrates its victories; Britten, a pacifist, dedicated the Requiem to four close friends – three of whom were killed during the Second World War.

For the premiere in 1962, Britten nurtured the spirit of reconciliation between former warring nations, deciding that the soloists should come from the three main protagonists – Russia, Germany and Great Britain. In November 2014, to mark the centenary of the First World War, we do the same and present the War Requiem with international soloists of the highest calibre.

Royal Choral Society
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Bryn Terfel
Stephan Rügamer
Ekaterina Scherbachenko

Conductor: Richard Cooke


Tickets start at £16.79 (including all booking fees) and are available from:

Royal Albert Hall Box office: 0845 401 5045



http://www.royalalberthall.com



This concert is promoted by the Royal Choral Society which is raising funds that will be donated to Veterans Aid


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Classical Spectacular

Thursday 20th November 2014, 7.30pm

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 3.00pm

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

No other show presents such a magnificent combination of the very best in classical music and state of the art technology. Ranging from a flood of pure white light to elctrifying multi-coloured laser displays, the dazzling special effects bring to life the scenes and moods evoked by each glorious peice changing the way you experience classical music forever.

Programme includes:
RAVEL Bolero
SOUSA Liberty Bell March
SIBELIUS Finlandia
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Finale
ORFF O Fortuna
STRAUSS Blue Danube Waltz
BIZET Duet from The Pearl Fishers
WAGNER Prelude to Act III Lohengrin
ROSSINI Largo al factotum
ELGAR Nimrod
HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus
JENKINS Benedictus
RULE, BRITANNIA!
JERUSALEM
LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY
1812 OVERTURE with THUNDERING CANNONS and INDOOR FIREWORKS

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
JOHN RIGBY conductor
MARC HELLER tenor
JAMES CLEVERTON baritone
CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR DANCERS
BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS (Thurs & Sat)
MUSKETS and CANNONS of the MOSCOW MILITIA


For tickets, call the RAH Box Office on 0845 401 5034 www.royalalberthall.com


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Royal Choral Society Christmas Carols 2014

Tuesday 16th December 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

A PERFECT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL TRADITION
The Royal Choral Society performs a selection of glorious seasonal classics and best loved traditional carols at the Royal Albert Hall.
Programme tbc:

and carols for all:
The First Nowell • O Come, All Ye Faithful • Once in Royal David’s City • Hark! the herald Angels Sing • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Introduced and conducted by Richard Cooke.
Richard Pearce – organ
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Welsh Guards
London Concert Orchestra


For tickets, call the RAH Box Office on 0845 401 5034 www.royalalberthall.com


 

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