Services

There are a number of regular services held throughout the week in the chapel of Royal Holloway, led by the Choir of Royal Holloway. The Chapel is non-denominational and there are a variety of services and events held including Choral Evensong from the 1662 prayerbook, Compline and Catholic masses, with music usually playing a central role. Royal Holloway is also the only university that still maintains a tradition of sung morning services.

Monday 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ensemble)
Tuesday 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ensemble)
Wednesday 8.45am Morning Prayer (Full Choir)
(Wednesday 1.15pm Lunchtime Concert)
Thursday 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ensemble)
Thursday 6.15pm Choral Evensong
Friday 8.45am Morning Prayer (said)
Sunday 6.00pm Evening Worship or Roman Catholic Mass*

* The Sunday Evening Service will sometimes be performed by the college’s voluntary chamber choir, the Founder's Choir. For more information about the Founder’s Choir, see www.rhul.ac.uk/choirs.

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The Choir of Royal Holloway regularly sings services in churches and cathedrals all over London and the UK, as well as abroad. Most notable visits include St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Grace Cathedral (San Fransisco), St Thomas's 5th Avenue (New York), St John the Divine (New York) and Washington Cathedral (Washington DC).

During the academic year 2017-18 the choir will appear at the following special services:

22nd October 2017

11:00am

Solemn Eucharist at St. Batholemew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7JQ

10th December 2017

tbc Mid-Advent Carol Service at St. Batholemew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7JQ

1st February 2018

6:15pm

Choral Evensong with the Choir of Bradfield College, at the College Chapel, Royal Holloway

1st May 2018

6:00pm Choral Evensong for the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Location tbc.

4th June 2018

5:15pm

Choral Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD

     
     
     
     

 

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.