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OUR NEXT CONCERT – An evening with Henry Purcell – Saturday 19th May 2018
The sublime music of Henry Purcell comes to St Peter’s Church, Ruddington on Saturday 19th May 2018. The Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with their associated orchestra The Ruddington Chamber Ensemble, are performing Purcell’s much loved “Dido and Aeneas” alongside smaller works including “Rejoice in the Lord alway (The Bell Anthem)” and “I was glad when they said unto me.” The choir and orchestra are again joined by soloists from the University of Nottingham. The concert is in St Peter’s Church Ruddington on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10 including refreshments and are available on the door.
FUTURE CONCERT – Schubert’s Mass in G and other works on Saturday 24th November
Saturday 24th November 2018 will see a number of well known choral works being performed in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington at 7:30pm. The Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with their associated orchestra The Ruddington Chamber Ensemble, will perform Schubert’s Mass in G, Rheinberger’s Stabat Mater, alongside a selection of shorter works including Bach’s “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring” Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” and Brahms’ “How lovely are thy dwellings fair.” There will also be instrumental offerings from the orchestra and the concert features University of Nottingham musicians Rebecca Sarginson (Mezzo-Soprano) and James Farmer (Bass). Tickets are £10 including refreshments.
We meet for rehearsal every Monday evening during school terms, from 7.15 to 9.15, at St Peter’s Junior School in Ruddington, NG11 6GB. We start each September, and finish sometime after Easter, depending on the concert schedule. The first rehearsal of the 2018 will be on Monday 8th January at St Peter’s School, Ruddington.
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January has quickly passed once more, and the Ruddington and District Choral Society are busy preparing for their next concert in May. Under the guidance of musical director Paul Hayward and accompanist Michael Overbury, the choir are learning music by Henry Purcell, including Dido and Aeneas, I was glad when they said unto me and[…]
On 9th December 2017 the Choir sang joyous music to herald the birth of a child, Jesus, and whether choir members were religious or not, they enjoyed singing this Christmas music by Bach. Although it would have been much more convenient if singing did not include breathing! The fast pace of the music, and many[…]
The Spring / Summer Term 2018 brings the music of Henry Purcell to Ruddington, where the choir will be learning and performing “Dido and Aeneas”, “I was glad”, “Rejoice in the Lord alway (the Bell anthem)” and “Thou knowest, Lord.” Rehearsals are on the following Monday evenings in spring/summer 2018: Mondays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January at St[…]
For the third consecutive year, Ruddington and District Choral Society sang carols at the Ruddington Christmas Fayre. This year’s event was on Saturday 2nd December, and the singing was enjoyed by those in St Peter’s Church who stopped to listen and by those browsing the many stalls. The carols included traditional festive favourites such as[…]
You are invited to our next concert “A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music” at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington
Ruddington and District Choral Society with the Ruddington Chamber Ensemble present A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music Come and hear Bach’s “Sleepers, wake” Cantata BWV 140 using the familiar Advent hymn melody as well as Bach’s virtuosic Magnificat in D Major BWV 243. The orchestra will also perform the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto the[…]
Dizzy and John kindly invited us to have our second choir garden party in their garden at Ruddington, and an enjoyable event it was! The weather was sunny and mild, and warm enough to sit out in a lovely sheltered garden with views of fields and trees. Dizzy and John organised everything well, with the[…]
The choir will be rehearsing on the following Monday evenings in autumn 2017: Monday 4th September at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington Mondays 11th, 17th, 25th September at St Peter’s School, Ruddington Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th October at St Peter’s School No rehearsal on Monday 23rd October (School half term) Monday 30th October at St Peter’s[…]
At the end of the summer term, the committee together with Paul and Alison and Michael and Shirley, had an enjoyable evening out at the Plough at Normanton on the Wolds. We had been promising ourselves a meal out for about two years, and it finally happened. Not everyone could make it, but most of[…]
We are looking to appoint TWO TENOR CHORAL SCHOLARS for the academic year 2017-18 Duties include rehearsing with the choir on Monday evenings during term time and singing in our two concerts alongside our choir and orchestra: Saturday 9th December 17 – Bach Magnificat and Wachet Auf Saturday 19th May 18 – Purcell Dido[…]
Ruddington is a large village some five miles south of Nottingham. Ruddington and District Choral Society was formed in 1962 as part of local evening class provision. When the Local Education Authority ceased to fund such activities for adults, the choir became independent. Membership fluctuates, but currently there are some sixty or so members who meet on Monday evenings in Saint Peter’s Junior School, generally following the school terms until Spring Bank Holiday when we break for the summer. Occasionally we rehearse in Ruddington Parish Church, the venue for many of our concerts. We participate in a small number of concerts each year, accompanied usually by organ or by a small group of instrumentalists. We generally give a charity concert at Christmas time, performing a Community Messiah (with audience participation) or a carol concert in alternating years. A genuine welcome is offered to new members who wish to join the choir, which can be initiated by activating ‘join’, above.