Some of our upcoming events, please click on the event or the "Calendar" link below for full event details.
Join us in our big sing of Handel’s Messiah, This is a popular event arranged every two years. We meet at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington on Monday 10 December. See the calendar for more details.
OUR NEXT 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.
Rehearsals now and 2019
After our concert on Saturday November 24th, rehearsals will continue on 26 November and 3 December, followed by the Community Messiah on Monday 10th December. Next year, rehearsals start on Monday 7th 2019 January at St Peter’s School, Ashworth Avenue, Ruddington. They start at 7.15 p.m. and finish at 9.15 p.m. with a tea/coffee break mid evening. If you’re a newcomer, you can try us out for two or three weeks before joining. For all, old and new, membership details are on this website under ‘Joining us’.
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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.