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The Choir Garden Party
The annual choir garden party is taking place again this year on Saturday 11th August. See August Calendar for 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.
The choral society invites all members to kick off the 2018/19 season by starting rehearsals on Monday 03 September 2018 at 7.15 in Saint Peter’s Church, Ruddington. The following weeks will be in Saint Peter’s School (Ashworth Avenue), 7.15-9.15 as usual. If you’re a newcomer, you can try us out for two or three weeks before joining . . . and if you can’t make it on 03 September, the following Monday (10th) will be fine. You will be most welcome. For all, old and new, membership details are on this website under ‘Joining us’.
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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[…]
An evening of Purcell’s music, featuring such favourite works as Rejoice in the Lord alway alongside his opera Dido and Aeneas was performed in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington on Saturday 19th May 2018. The Ruddington and District Choral Society were joined by their orchestra The Ruddington Chamber Ensemble (with their leader for this concert, David Wood) and soloists mainly[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.