Richmondshire Choral Society

A very short history

Richmondshire Choral Society, has origins going back to 1879 and in its time has sung most of the great choral works. Its name has changed several times to include or not the ’shire’ suffix and be either 'Choral' or 'Musical'. On a few occasions it has even closed down for a short time due to lack of singers during times of war and epidemic, but has always bounced back. It is currently enjoying a particularly strong period thanks to a series of charismatic musical directors, even though these have only been with the choir for short periods.

We always welcome new members, and for information that is useful if you are interested in joining us see our 'Joining Our Choir' page.

If you want to know some of the useful faces to look for when you come for the first time, have a look through our 'Who's Who in the Choir' pages too.

These pages can be accessed in the list to the left.

For more information contact the Publicity Officer, or phone 01748 517199.

You can also follow Richmondshire Choral Society on Facebook


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Featured Event

Our next concert on Saturday 4th May is part of Richmond MayFest 2024 and features contrasting works composed a hundred years apart. Verdi, a master of opera, returned to a liturgical text for his final composition Four Sacred Pieces. The influences of Palestrina who he much admired, can be heard throughout. John Rutter took seven well known spirituals, usually solo works in concert, setting them for chorus, solo and ‘orchestra’. It is both joyful and moving. We look forward to seeing you at St Mary's Church, Richmond.


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Upcoming Events

Monday 4th March
7:30 pm -
Monday 11th March
7:30 pm -
Monday 18th March
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