Forthcoming Concert

Good Friday Messiah

Friday 18th April, 2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets from £13.50

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City of London School for Girls, Barbican, London

March 2014
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‘This Rolls Royce of choirs’


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

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The Royal Choral Society

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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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Gala for St George

Sunday 27th April 2014, 3.00pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Celebrate England's national day as Brian Blessed presents a selection of favourite English songs, poems and readings including
HOLST Jupiter from The Planets, ADAMS The Holy City, ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations, WALTON Crown Imperial, HANDEL Zadok the Priest, HOLST St Paul's Suite; plus unforgettable readings and a host of English favourites including THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND, 633 SQUADRON,WE'LL MEET AGAIN, LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY.

Anthony Inglis conductor
Claire Moore soprano
Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

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

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Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert

Friday 9th May 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Karl Jenkins celebrates his 70th Birthday at the Royal Albert Hall, conducting the very best of his most popular works including:
The Mass Suite from The Armed Man
Agnus Dei

and excerpts from:
The Peacemakers
Stabat Mater
Euphonium Concerto

Karl Jenkins - conductor
Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets via Royal Albert Hall Box Office or online

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Beating Retreat

Wednesday 11th June 2014, 8.30pm

Thursday 12th June 2014, 8.30pm


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 11th and 12th of June this year.

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 Bands and Corps of Drums of Her Majesty The Queen’s Household Division
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
Royal Choral Society
The Troupe de Marine Band
Band of the Legion d’Etrangere
Vancouver Police Pipe Band from Canada.


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 ( 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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Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

Saturday 25th October 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Returning by popular demand – seen by over 40,000 people.

ROSSINI William Tell Overture
BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1
ORFF Carmina Burana

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Highgate Choral Society
English Concert Chorus
Royal Choral Society
The Southend Boys' Choir

Andrew Greenwood conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Hayoung Lee soprano
Colin Judson tenor
Dawid Kimberg baritone

To buy tickets, go to

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Remembrance Sunday 2014 WAR REQUIEM Marking the centenary of WWI

Sunday 9th November 2014, 3.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

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

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


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