Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Saturday 21st June 2014
Ripon Cathedral 19.30
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In person at Alan's Gallery, Kirkgate, Ripon
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".... among the elite of Yorkshire’s most famous choirs"
Welcome to Ripon Choral Society’s 2013–14 season. Those of you who enjoyed our ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert in June will know the sheer exhilaration of hearing the choir performing in such a magnificent setting. Do come again and experience other works in our repertoire - some lively and uplifting, some more reflective and calming. There’s something for everyone.
Ripon Choral Society is a friendly community choir of 170 singing members and meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at Ripon Grammar School. From Monteverdi to Verdi, we perform a wide range of choral works, including the best-loved repertoire by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Elgar, and music by contemporary composers such as Karl Jenkins. New members are always welcome – please contact Margaret Smith via 'contact' tab.
Why not hire the “small choir” from Ripon Choral Society to add the musical finishing touches to your special day. We can lead the congregation in singing your specially chosen hymns and also sing a selection of pieces during the signing of the register.
The choir is well known for the high quality of its’ singing, a previous bride described it as “absolutely wonderful”. We have an extensive repertoire but are equally happy to learn new pieces if you have a particular favourite unfamiliar to us. We are also happy to make suggestions if required.
What the press has said
With this performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Ripon Choral Society came of age, now safe in the knowledge that they are among the elite of Yorkshire’s most famous choirs. Immaculate intonation, unlimited power, security, even in the most testing passages, must have left them delighted with their remarkable achievement... Yet the evening really belonged to the conductor, John Dunford, who has so honed the choir to this high standard, his unfussy direction shepherding them through the complexities.
David Denton, Yorkshire Post, April 2011 [Britten: War Requiem]