O Magnum Mysterium
Monday, 16th December at St Anne's Church, Worksop
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Favourites Sacred and SecularSaturday 9th of November at The Crossing. Worksop
Gavin Usher guest conductor
Saturday, 29th June at St Saviour's Church, Retford
The Last Night of the Proms is back!
Faure's Requiem and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.Saturday 13th April at Priory Church, Worksop
On The Way To Bethlehem
Songs, Music and Readings for Christmas
Performed by Ryton Chorale
Conducted by Mark McCombs
on Monday 17th December at St Anne's Church, Worksop
Bassetlaw Twinning Association Christmas concert
With Whitwell Brass Band
at Retford Town Hall
Saturday, 3rd November
at The Crossing
Ryton Chorale Messiah Performance
Published on Saturday 17 November 2012 15:25 in the Worksop Guardian
Ryton Chorale were joined by English Pro Musica for a memorial performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Crossing in Worksop last Saturday.
The musicians and singers joined together in memory of former Musical Director Anthony Morgan, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Guest conductor Roger Bryan took up the baton to lead the concert in a rousing and emotional evening’s entertainment for audience and performers alike.
A renowned choir trainer, Bryan expertly led exacting yet fruitful rehearsals from September to bring the best out of Ryton Chorale. Several members of the choir, which performs the Messiah regularly, said that it was the best performance of the Messiah they have ever given - a fitting tribute to much-missed maestro Tony Morgan.
Soloists were Clare Robertson (soprano), Annette Wood (alto), Philip Leech (tenor) and David Woodhouse (bass), accompanied by the English Pro Musica Chamber Ensemble and Michael Overbury on Harpsichord Continuo.
The familiar Hallelujah Chorus was sung enthusiastically by the choir, joined in the usual places by an audience encouraged to their feet by conductor Roger Bryan, and ended with a terrific round of applause from the audience and satisfied smiles on the faces of choir members.
Ryton Chorale also showed that theirs is a Messiah full of subtlety and contrasts, with some very intensely focusedand atmospheric singing where the dynamics required it.
The concert was an emotional experience for the late Tony Morgan’s family, with Caroline Morgan telling one choir member that ‘Tony would have been proud of you all’.
Ryton Chorale now begin an exciting new chapter in their 30 year history with the appointment of new Musical Director Mark McCombs.
For more information about Ryton Chorale and upcoming shows, or to get involved yourself, visit their website at www.rytonchorale.org.uk
Saturday 24th March 2012
Priory Church, Worksop
A programme of music to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen's Coronation.
Benjamin Britten – National Anthem,
Handel – The King Shall Rejoice, Let Thy Hand be Strengthened,
Elgar – The Coronation Ode and Cockaigne Overture,
Parry – I was Glad,
Stanford – Gloria in Excelsis and
Vaughan Williams – Flourish for a Coronation
Coates - The Three Elisabeths suite
Monday 19th December
St Anne's Church, Worksop
With English pro Musica Brass and singers from Netherthorpe school - 'Sixth Sense'
A traditional and very popular concert of Christmas music and readings. The concert included winning entries from our Reading Composition Competition.
An Evening of English Music
Saturday 26th November 2011
St Saviour's Church, Retford
A concert of music written by English composers including Howard Goodall (Theme from The Vicar of Dibley),
Geoffrey Burgon, Edward Elgar, Hugh Roberton (All in the April Evening) and John Rutter.
The choir was joined by John Keys on the organ.
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
Saturday 2nd July
2011 at the North Notts Community Arena,Worksop, S80 1QS
Another evening of exhilarating choral and orchestral music. We were delighted to be joined again by Ben Frith and English Pro Musica for this lively concert. Ben played Tchaikovsky'sPiano Concerto No 1 in Bb minor.
The Russian theme of this concert included popular pieces from musicals and film, including the Romeo and Juliet Overture, the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Dostoino Yest and the 1812 Overture, all by TchaikovskyLara's Theme from Dr Zhivago, a selection from Kismet and the Cherubic Hymn by Glinka
As usual, there were plenty of opportunity for the audience to participate in the traditional 'Last Night' singing in the second part of the concert.
To see pictures from the concert, follow this link to the gallery
Saturday 2nd April 2011, at
Ryton Chorale was joined by English Pro Musica for a
Mozart's Requiem, one of the masterpieces in the
choral repertoire. The programme also included a performance of
Haydn's St. Nicholas Mass and Mozart's Eine
The soloists for the performances were -
Iris Korfker - Soprano
Aurore Lacabe - Alto
Nicholas Keay - Tenor
Michael Bundy - Bass
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS CONCERT
Performed at North Notts Arena on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
The first half was based on a Russian theme with Bacchanale from The Seasons by Glazunov, a selection of pieces from Fiddler on the Roof by Bock. Tchaikovsky'sSuite no.3 then Full choir and orchestra with the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin.
The second half was Benjamin Frith at the piano performing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov, the choir with Mamma Mia, Afton Water and Where the gentle Avon flows. Then the concert was rounded off with LNOP favourites and plenty of flag waving.
To see pictures from the concert, follow
this link to the gallery.
BRAHMS A GERMAN REQUIEM
Performed at Worksop Priory 17th April 2010
with English Pro Musica conducted by Anthony Morgan
Also in the first half of the concert, two orchestra pieces were performed.
BRAHMS - Tragic overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.