Spring Concert 2023

Saturday 29 April 2023

Our Spring 2023 concert was held in association with Richmond MayFest 2023 in St Mary's Church, Richmond.

Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah

Publicity - Image from 'Angel of Light' was used with the kind permission of Lucy Pittaway.

     Conductor - Peter Stallworthy

     Organist - Andrew Christer


     Soprano - Georgie Malcolm

     Contralto - Helena Cooke

     Tenor - David Horton

      Bass - Terence Ayebare

In Memory of Janet Hall

This concert was dedicated to the memory of soprano Janet Hall, our recent former Chair. Elijah was a favourite of her's which she was keenly anticipating singing. We were delighted to be joined by family, friends and former colleagues of Janet to share this special occasion.


If you attend our concerts you can't fail to notice our impressive staging which looks permanent but is actually totally collapsible. It is stored between concerts by local removals company Dowse of Richmond Ltd who deliver it and remove it afterwards. We would like to thank them here for that service to us.

Richmondshire Choral Society would also like to thank Richmond Town Council and Company of Grocers, Mercers and Haberdashers of Richmond for grants enabling us to buy and improve the staging. Pictures and more information elsewhere on this site.

Thank you also to Lidl supermarket, Richmond, who have generously supplied the fruit juice for our concerts.


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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