".... 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.
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]