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.


Christmas Extravaganza

Wednesday 6th December - 7:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Bristol Ensemble
Rupert Gough, conductor

College Chapel

The Choir of Royal Holloway’s annual Christmas concert will this year feature highlights from Handel’s famous Messiah alongside traditional favourites. Alongside the acclaimed Bristol Ensemble and their Director Rupert Gough, the Choir features on a major new Christmas album on the Decca Classics label and the concert will present an opportunity to hear some of this beautiful music from Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo.

Tickets are available through this website, with concessions for Senior Citizens and College Staff. Tickets purchased will be held on the door on the evening of the concert. Students wishing to attend this concert should contact the Choral Music Administrator for further information.


Tickets: SOLD OUT

Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door.

Christmas Carol Concert

Monday 11th December - 6:45pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough, conductor

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, Oxford, OX44 7PD

The Choir of Royal Holloway join Alastair McGowan for a Concert of Christmas Carols in the Church of St. Mary next to Raymond Blanc's famous establishment. Tickets are only available for the whole evening, including dinner.

For further information click here.


English Heritage Carol Concert

Tuesday 12th December - 6:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough, conductor

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT

Join in the Christmas celebrations at Apsley House with a varied mix of carols sung by the Choir of Royal Holloway in the stunning surroundings of the Waterloo Gallery. A glass of wine or soft drink is included in the ticket price. Booking essential. Call 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).


Handel's Messiah

Wednesday 13th December - 7:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Bristol Ensemble
Roger Huckle, leader
Rupert Gough, conductor

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

The Bristol Ensemble and the Choir of Royal Holloway return to St George’s in another collaboration as they bring to life Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, in a semi-staged performance. Talented young soloists drawn from the choir perform the work’s arias from positions around the hall, bringing a freshness and vitality to this astonishing and compelling work. Last year's performance was described as:‘…a phenomenal, euphoric early-opened Xmas present’ 365BRISTOL

Box Office: 0845 40 24 001


Christmas Tour

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd December

The Choir will be touring Belgium for a series of Christmas Concerts. See our Tours page for more details.


Royal Holloway at St. John's, Smith Square

Wednesday 31st January - 7:30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
London Mozart Players
Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra
Rupert Gough & Rebecca Miller, conductors

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

Following on from the success of their 2017 debut performance together at St John’s Smith Square, conductors Rebecca Miller and Rupert Gough with the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra and Chapel Choir unite once again with the London Mozart Players for a showcase including, amongst other highlights, Beethoven’s masterpiece 5th Symphony, Vaughan William’s Serenade to Music and a new work from Dubai-based composer, Joanna Marsh to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.


Ticket prices are ÂŁ20.00 - ÂŁ15.00 (standard), ÂŁ10.00 (concession), and can be purchased here.


Latest News

*NEW CD* - Winter Songs

The choir’s latest release on the major label Decca is a beautiful album of compositions and arrangements for choir, piano and strings by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. This recording has gone straight to No. 1 in the iTunes classical charts in the USA and UK.

Upcoming Events

Hear the choir this festive season in a wide-range of performances around the UK and Europe. Please see the diary page for more details and to discover more.