Concerts and other major events

Free concerts in the College Chapel every Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm during term.

Come and relax in the beautiful setting of Royal Holloway Chapel. Each week there is a themed programme featuring a wide variety of music from the Choir of Royal Holloway alongside visiting instrumentalists, instrumental and vocal solos.

Click on the Midweek Music picture on the left to see details of the next concert and programmes for this term.

Or read on to find details of our featured concerts, both at the College and around the UK.



Royal Holloway Chorus: Americana

Thursday 1st March - 9:30pm

The choirs of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough, conductor

College Chapel, Royal Holloway, University of London

In anticipation of the Chapel Choir’s tour to North America over Easter, Royal Holloway’s choirs (College Chorus, Founder's Choir & Chapel Choir) combine to present a programme of American choral classics. From the choral version of Samuel Barber’s sublime Adagio to the exuberance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms the choirs will also present choral works by the current generation of American choral composers, Eric Whitacre and Jake Runestad. Tickets are available for ÂŁ12.50, with concessions for over 60s, children, alumni, staff and students. They can be purchased here.


Brandenburg Choral Festival Concert: Vespers

Thursday 1st March - 9:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough, conductor

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JH

The monastic service of Vespers has been a source of inspiration to many composers. Hear the choir perform music by Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt and Holst that were written to be performed as part of that service. Tickets can be purchased here.


Tenebrae: Holy Week Festival

Monday 26th March - 6:00pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough, conductor

St John's, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA

The Choir of Royal Holloway take you on a musical journey ‘Into the night’. An exotic mix of sacred and secular music features composers from the USA, Lithuania and Latvia.

The opening works by Ä’riks Ešenvalds and RenĂ© Clausen set evocative American poetry by Sara Teasdale and Walt Whitman. Appropriately for Holy Week the images of night and death are intertwined as the programme moves from Morten Lauridsen’s three Nocturnes to a setting of the Tenebrae responsory by Lithuanian Vytautas Miškinis and concludes with settings of contemporary Latvian poetry. Tickets can be purchased here.


Notes for Women

Saturday 28th April - 7:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Bristol Ensemble
Natalia Lomeiko, violin & Mariana Flores, soprano
Rupert Gough & Roger Huckle, directors

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR

Marking the centenary of women being granted the vote in Britain, the Bristol Ensemble is staging Notes For Women, a year-long celebration of music by women composers. This concert, the first of a series of three in collaboration with St George’s Bristol, illustrates the history of women composers before 1800 with a selection of works from the medieval to Baroque periods. The women of the Choir of Royal Holloway perform music by the medieval German Benedictine abbess, composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. The professional orchestra is joined by the soprano Mariana Flores to perform exquisite songs by Barbara Strozzi, the most prolific composer – man or woman – of printed secular vocal music in Venice in the middle of the 17th century. Natalia Lomeiko performs the Third Violin Concerto by the Venetian-born composer and violinist Maddalena Laura Sirmen’s, a pupil of Tartini who became a celebrity soloist of the day. Book your tickets here.


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