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.



The College Chorus: 'O clap your hands'

Wednesday 13th February 2019, 7:30pm

College Chapel, Royal Holloway, University of London

Join the College Chorus for a celebration of music for choir and brass, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ thrilling setting of Psalm 47 ‘O clap your hands’. The concert will also see recent commissions by Jonathan Dove and Joanna Marsh alongside Jean Langlais’ Missa Salve Regina and the Easter Sequence by Kenneth Leighton accompanied by the renowned Onyx Brass. Tickets are available here.



Brandenburg Festival Concert: Mozart's Requiem

Friday 15th March 2019, 7:00pm

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

The choir perform Mozart's famous Requiem alongside an orchestra in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Uncompleted at the time of his death, Mozart's Mass for the dead is a rich tapestry of some of his finest writing. The first half of the concert will include Poulenc's Four Penitential Motets and Litanies à la Vierge Noire. Book now.



City Music Society Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 28th March 2019, 1:05pm

St. Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London

Join the Choir of Royal Holloway for a lunchtime concert for the City Music Society, which supports musicians performing and studying in the UK. The 2018-19 season marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the society, and the choir will present a programme to celebrate this.

Entrance is free, with a retiring collection. Please note that seats cannot be guaranteed after 1:00pm. More information can be found here.



Brandenburg Festival Concert: Spem in alium

Monday 6th May 2019, 7:00pm

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

The choir teams up with other ensembles to perform Tallis' mammoth 40-part motet; Spem in Alium. More details will be released in due course. See here for tickets and further information.



Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Saturday 25th May 2019, 7:30pm

St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Sunday 26th May 2019, 7:30pm

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

The choir join with the Britten Sinfonia Voices, and the Britten Sinfonia in the culmination of their Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès. Often regarded as the finest of Beethoven's Symphonies, the famous 'Ode to Joy' chorus is complemented by Gerald Barry's The Eternal Recurrence, which sets texts from Nietzsche's 'Also sprach Zarathustra'.

More information and tickets can be found through this link.



Martin Randall Travel: London Choral Day

Friday 7th June 2019

Westminster & Lambeth

London Choral Days by Martin Randall Travel put outstanding and exciting choral ensembles in some of the most beautiful buildings in the capital.They take the form of a day-long sequence of performances, talks, lunch and refreshments, the audience moving between the venues on foot.

The next London Choral Day begins in the shadow of Westminster Abbey and progresses across the river to Lambeth. Performances include the¬†choir of St Margaret’s Westminster, The Gesualdo Six in Lambeth Palace Chapel and The Choir of Royal Holloway in Lambeth Palace’s Great Hall.

To book on to this exciting tour, please click here.



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Upcoming Events

New dates for 2018-19

The choir are delighted to announce new performance dates for concerts around the UK. Click here for more details and to see all of our upcoming performances.