Recent concerts


Christmas Concert

O Magnum Mysterium

Monday, 16th December at St Anne's Church, Worksop

O Magnum Mysterium Poster
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Autumn Concert

Favourites Sacred and Secular

Saturday 9th of November at The Crossing. Worksop

Gavin Usher guest conductor

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Summer Concert

Summer Spectacular

Saturday, 29th June at St Saviour's Church, Retford

The Last Night of the Proms is back!

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Mark McCombs - Conducting
Mark McCombs - Conductor

Miriam McCombe
Miriam McComb

George Morton
George Morton

The above photographs � Matthew Edge, 2013

Spring Concert

Faure's Requiem and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

Saturday 13th April at Priory Church, Worksop

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Christmas concert

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

Ryton Chorale Choir at St Anne's Church, Worksop, click for larger version.
Photograph by Matthew Edge - click for larger version.

Bassetlaw Twinning Association Christmas concert

With Whitwell Brass Band at Retford Town Hall


Saturday, 3rd November at The Crossing Worksop

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

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Click on the images for larger versions.                               Harpsichord played by Michael Overbury, at the concert.

Ryton Chorale at The Crossing
Photograph by Michael Orritt

Diamond Jubilee

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

Ryton Chorale at St Anne's Priory

Christmas Concert

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.


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 Worksop Priory

Ryton Chorale was joined by English Pro Musica for a performance of 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 Kleine Nachtmusik

The soloists for the performances were -

Iris Korfker - Soprano
Aurore Lacabe - Alto
Nicholas Keay - Tenor
Michael Bundy - Bass


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.


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.


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