Some of our upcoming events - please click on the event or the "Calendar" link below for full event details.
Christmas Concert 2017
We invite you to our concert of music in preparation for Christmas on Saturday 9th December 2017 in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington, starting at 7.30pm. Our choir and orchestra, alongside soloists from the University of Nottingham, will perform Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and his Wachet Auf Cantata, as well as Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.
Garden Party 12.08.17
We will be holding our annual Garden Party on August 12th 2017. To check out last year’s event, please click the picture above.
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 2017/18 season will be on Monday 4th September in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington, thereafter on Monday evenings at St Peter’s School, Ruddington
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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[…]
Choir members and audience alike are full of praise for the wonderful contribution made by the Tenor soloist, Geoffrey Hicking, in our recent concert. Geoffrey brought a phenomenal richness to the pieces in which he took solo part. Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs was sung with remarkable sensitivity and passion leaving the audience with a[…]
Ruddington and District Choral Society is looking for new members The first rehearsal of the Autumn/Winter term will be held on Monday 4th September in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington at 7:15pm. Following this, the rehearsals will take place in St Peter’s School, Ruddington on Monday evenings between 7:15 and 9:15pm We will be working on[…]
On the evening of 20th May 2017, the choir performed their Spring concert “Music to hear” to an audience of over 100 people. The mixture and variety of music was very well received by all. To finish the choir’s year, the AGM was held on Monday 22nd May, and the choir is now in recess[…]
We have been lucky enough to be one of Ruddington Co-op’s chosen charities to receive an amount of funding. At the start of May, a number of Ruddington and District Choral Society gathered in the Co-op for the presentation of a cheque for £2373.08. This money has already been put to good use updating our[…]
“Music to Hear: A selection of light choral music for a spring evening” Saturday 20th May 2017 in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington, starting at 7.30pm. Including Vaughan Williams’ “Five mystical songs”, George Shearing’s “Music to Hear” and a selection of other works by Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Rutter and Hayward. Further information about George Shearing[…]
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.