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Rehearsals for next season
Rehearsals begin on Monday 9th September 2019 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’.
OUR NEXT CONCERT – A celebration of Christmas
Saturday 14 December 2019, 7.30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Ruddington. Including Britten’s “A ceremony of carols”, Michael Overbury’s “Of one that is so bright and fair” and Rutter’s “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” alongside festive readings and audience carols. New singers welcome to come and join us! Ticket and concert details will be released nearer the time.
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Despite the wind and rain, our Garden Party went ahead! A gazebo was erected and a barbeque lit. John, in raincoat and hat, grilled some juicy beef burgers outside while everyone else was inside, at least early on. The food was tasty and we ate sausages and salad as well as the delicious burgers.[…]
New members are always welcome in the choir. The rehearsals for the 2019-2020 season start on Monday 9 September 2019 in St Peter’s School, Ashworth Avenue, Ruddington.
Ruddington Choral Society’s Spring concert on Saturday May 18th was, as promised in the pre-concert advertising, a highlight not only of their year but of the wider Nottinghamshire choral scene. St Mary’s in the Lace Market was filled to capacity as five hundred singers, musicians and audience gathered for a glorious performance of Mendelssohn’s much[…]
At the end of February a group of us went to the Nottingham Girls’ High School Theatre, ‘The Space’ – in itself extremely impressive! to watch a most enjoyable production of ‘Calamity Jane’, performed by members of the West Bridgford Operatic Society. For many years this society specialised in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, but more[…]
It was a fine sunny day in August when members of the Choir met at Dizzy and John’s house. Orange begonias edged the patio. Despite the long hot summer, there was still green in the garden and across the fields. John and Jonathan were our barbeque cooks and there were also some delicious salads to[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Ruddington Choral Society have presented a cheque for £352 to Jane Harwood, a passionate supporter of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra (NYO). Jane, a soprano soloist, had sung at the Choir’s last concert and donated her fee to the NYO bursary fund. The Choir also chose the Nottingham Youth Orchestra as its Christmas Charity. The photo[…]
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.