Richmondshire Choral Society
|ACTIVITIES||Richmondshire Choral Society is an amateur society with about 50-60 members. The society gives two concerts a year, one in December and the other in March or April, or, very occasionally, May. Performances are usually given in the wonderful acoustic of St Mary’s Church, Richmond accompanied by the magnificent St Mary’s organ or an instrumental ensemble where appropriate.
The repertoire is mainly of choral works for large ensembles but the choir does not stick with just the ‘tried and tested’ favourites. It has a policy of performing Handel’s Messiah in Spring at not less than 4 year intervals (2009, 2013, 2017) so that it always sounds fresh and new.
Its new Conductor (his preferred title) is Peter Stallworthy, who has great experience with choirs and orchestras mainly in Lancashire and the Manchester area.
|MEMBERSHIP||Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in Richmond Methodist Church Rooms, Dundas Street. There is normally no audition for new members (at the Music Director’s discretion).
Further details on the society’s website or contact the Publicity Officer on 01325-374112.
|EVENTS||Saturday 8 December 2018 at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Richmond
Vaughan Williams – Towards the Unknown Region
Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna
Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem
|Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Richmond
Bruckner - Te Deum
Franck – Psalm 150
Beethoven – Mass in C