News 2014

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Royal Holloway Choir feature in the Albert Hall Festival of Remembrance

The Choir of Royal Holloway was chosen to lead the closing act of worship at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2014 at the Albert Hall. As a part of the event, which was broadcast live on BBC 1 TV in the presence of HM The Queen and The Royal Family, the choir joined the cast of "War Horse" as Philips Cantiones sacraewell as giving the première of a new commission to mark the100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 from Paul Mealor. The new piece, a setting of John McRae's powerful "In Flanders Fields" will be performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway,the military band from the Household Division together with The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra.


Choir of Royal Holloway signs with EPAM Philips Cantiones sacrae

We are delighted to announce that we have begun a partnership with Edition Peters Artist Mangement. The agency represents a select number of composers, conductors and internationally succesful ensembles including Voces8, however we are the only choir. Robin Tyson, former King's Singers and Director of EPAM, says: "I've admired Rupert Gough and the Choir at Royal Holloway for some time and am thrilled to be working with one of the best university choirs in the country, developing their concerts and touring".


The King's Singers - Ensemble in Residence

Royal Holloway is delighted to announce that the King's Singers are now our Ensemble in Residence. Over the next three years members of this world-renowned vocal ensemble will work closely with our choral scholars. One-per-part A Cappella singing is now a key part of the overall training of the choir and the benefits of this intense training are already apparent in the choir's performances. Our six small ensembles clearly loved the passion, brilliant insight and good humour that Timothy Wayne-Wright and Christopher Bruerton brought to our music-making and we look forward to performing with the whole group on 21st January 2015 at Royal Holloway.

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