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.


Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Thursday 2nd November - 7pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Rupert Gough, conductor

In the beautiful setting of St. Martin's, join the Choir of Royal Holloway and the Brandenburg Sinfonia for music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Debussy before finishing with Fauré's hauntingly beautiful requiem.

Brandenburg Choral Festival of London
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
Box Office: 020 7766 1100

Click here to book tickets.

Annual St. Cecilia's Concert

Saturday 18th November - 6pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway
Brandenburg Baroque Soloists
Rupert Gough, conductor

College Chapel

The Choir of Royal Holloway will be joined by the Brandenburg Baroque
Soloists for a varied selection of odes, songs and anthems in praise of our
patron saint of music. The programme includes music by Purcell, Handel and
Elgar as well as the first performance of a newly-commissioned setting of
Cecilia virgo from American composer Daniel J Knaggs.

Tickets: £15
For more information and to book tickets, click here.


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. Contact the Choral Music Administrator for further information.



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.


Latest News

Midweek Music

The choir's term-time weekly concert series has begun again and runs to Wednesday 6th December. Admission is Free to all, and the concerts run 1:15-1:45 in the College Chapel. To find out more about this popular series, see our page for Midweek Music.

Upcoming Events

The Choir will be performing Fauré's Requiem on Thursday 2nd November at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Please see the diary page for more details and to discover more upcoming performances.