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OUR NEXT CONCERT – Summer
The concert on Saturday 16 May 2020, 7.30 pm has had to be cancelled because of coronavirus. We hope to present the programme of the spirituals from Tippett’s “A child of our time”, Karl Jenkins’ choral suite from “The armed man” and Zoltán Kodály’s “Missa Brevis” in early Summer 2021. Watch this space!
Garden Party 2020
It will soon be the balmy days of summer. If the national health situation permits, we will be having a Garden Party. Watch this space!
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On a cold, wet Friday evening in February 2020 RDCS members, many accompanied by friends and family, enjoyed a convivial evening of a delicious fish and chips/jacket potato supper followed by an enlightening and entertaining talk by Nigel Kirk, from the local fine art auctioneers Mellors & Kirk. Nigel was impressed by the selection of[…]
Tony Beal has written a detailed article on our concert held in St Peter’s, Ruddington on Saturday 14 December. Here is a flavour of it: The audience that filled St Peter’s Church in Ruddington for the Ruddington and District Choral Society’s Christmas concert last night had arrived on a bitterly cold December evening, the rain increasingly beating[…]
New members are always welcome in the choir. The rehearsals for 2020 start at 7:15 pm on Monday 6 January 2020 in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington and in the following weeks at 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.