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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Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Friday 13th March 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Festival Hall

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture, Coriolan
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4
Interval
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (Choral)
Led by Andrew Greenwood, the Philharmonia Orchestra perform an all-Beethoven concert. The evening is crowned by the monumental Choral Symphony and its climactic Ode to Joy.

Royal Choral Society
Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew Greenwood conductor
Ji Liu piano
Ailish Tynan soprano
Catherine Carby mezzo-soprano
Peter Auty tenor
Neal Davies bass

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Booking Fee £1.75 (Members £0.00)
Concessions 50% off (limited availability)

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Classical Spectacular

Thursday 19th March 2015, 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd March 2015, 3.00pm

Sunday 22nd March 2015, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

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 March 2015 season promises to be bigger and more thrilling than ever.

ORFF 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
PUCCINI 'O soave fanciulla' from La bohème
STRAUSS Radetzky March
VERDI 'Brindisi, Sempre Libera' from La traviata
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Finale
MASCAGNI 'Intermezzo' from Cavalleria rusticana
FUCIK Entry of the Gladiators
VERDI Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
DENZA Funiculì, Funiculà
WAGNER 'Prelude to Act III' from Lohengrin
SAINT-SAENS The Dying Swan
VERDI 'Grand March' from Aida
HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus
MONTI Csárdás


ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Royal Choral Society
John Rigby conductor
Sarah Redgwick soprano
James Edwards tenor
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Elena Glurdjidze Prima Ballerina
Classical Spectacular Dancers
Band of the Coldstream 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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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, 12.00am

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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