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Saturday 19th March 2016
Ripon Cathedral 19.30

John Dunford: conductor
Orchestra D'Amici

Anna Burford: mezzo-soprano
Joshua Ellicott: tenor

One of the largest choirs in Yorkshire

Men in rehearsal

Ripon Choral Society is a thriving and friendly community choir under the musical directorship of John Dunford. We are a large choir of about 150 singing members. We rehearse on a Wednesday night and we perform a varied repertoire of choral music, usually 4 times a year in Ripon Cathedral.

With a reputation to match

Altos singing

..... among the elite of Yorkshire’s most famous choirs. 
David Denton, Yorkshire Post. [Britten: War Requiem]
Ripon Choral Society is now the largest choir in Yorkshire. Might it be worth speculating that it is also the finest?
Paul Shepherd. Northern Echo. [Handel: Messiah]

With effect from Weds Jan 6th, we will be changing our rehearsal venue. Rehearsals will be at St John's Church, Berrygate Lane, Sharow. The building has been recently refurbished and is warm and comfortable. It also has an excellent acoustic and is lovely to sing in. Many thanks to those at St John's who have offered us this welcome.

Parking is currently available on the street outside, but the church has recently been granted planning permission for a car park and work is due to start soon.

Making Music

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Ripon Choral Society is a member of Making Music, the membership organisation supporting amateur music in the UK.

Charitable status

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Ripon Choral Society is a Registered Charity no. 500486. You can see our entry on the Charity Commission website.

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