Choir Notices

News - change of concert dress for ladies!

The ladies of the choir voted strongly in favour of changing from white blouses to all black choir dress, at this year's AGM. Full details of what is 'choir dress' are here.

The Sixteen - Choral Pilgrimage

This year's Choral Pilgrimage by The Sixteen is over but in 2020 the will be at Durham Cathedral on Friday, 16 October and a member of the group who were there this year has generously bought a block of tickets already to ensure we can once again run a trip from Rh. This is not restricted to choir members so if you would be interested in going, please contact Janet Hall. At this stage you are only expressing an interest, not committing to pay or go.

Come and Sing Christmas

This day is not so much a Christmas sing song as an opportunity to prepare for those times over Christmas when you'll be expected to sing - sometimes at short notice - and may even be asked 'Sing something a bit different' rather than the dozen of so well known carols. Peter will cover some items we probably know but also introduce some we nay be less familiar with or not know at all. It's open to anyone who would like to join us for the day.

We'll have drinks on hand at break times but prlease bring a packed lunch or be prepared to go into town and find something. (Actually it's rather nice to sit and meet new people and chat over a sandwich and a cup of tea)

Tickets available online here or pay at the door. Music will be provided.



Choir Photos

We have lots of lovely photos of the choir singing in rehearsal and concert on 8 December 2018, plus some of the staging crew getting everything ready for the choir to arrive. These were taken by Rhiannon Dalton, a young photographer who is has recently graduated from Darlington College.





Friends of Richmondshire Choral Society

The Friends of Richmondshire Choral Society provide extra financial support to the choir to enable them to have those extra reserves to bring in special soloists, or instrumentalists including hiring instruments such as a harpsochord, when a performance requires it.

Membership is open to anyone including choir members and their families. For full details see the Friends pages.

Other Choirs - are you looking for something different for Christmas?

See details of a lovely cantata by one of our members. It is called Jubilate Natale and we sang it at our Christmas 2017 concert, for which it earned a standing ovation. It is quite challenging in places and needs good soprano and baritone soloists.


We've got a new way to help raise funds for the choir and its costs you nothing. If you are shopping online - especially as we now prepare for Christmas - go first to our EasyFundraiser page and link to your chosen store from there. That will earn the choir a small percentage of what you spend. You'll need to sign up for an account with EasyFundraiser but it costs nothing and they assure us there are no ads to annoy you. You can sign up for a reminder to go to the EasyFundraiser site when you go online for shopping. We'd apreciate any comments from you about how it works for you. If you like it please encourage your friends and family to raise money for us too.

We are now also linked to Amazon Smile so yo can donate to us by shopping on Amazon too.


Thinking of Joining us?

If you want to sing with us, come and join us. Read more about joining the choir, and come to our rehearsals next term which will start on 9 September. Please arrive from 7.00pm to be ready to sing by 7.30pm. On the first night there is registration, subs payment and music collection to deal with, so allow time for them. (Existing members can save time by paying subs online and having registration forms completed)

Details of music will be in the Choir Members section of the website. 

Thanks to Richmond Town Council

Thanks to a generous donation from Richmond Town Council we were able to get the safety steps now required at St Mary's. Full story here.



General Choral News

There are links to News letters from British Choirs on the Net in a page in Choir Members' Information

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