The Chorale has 60 enthusiastic singers who perform a wide range of music from the great choral classics to jazz, opera, traditional folk songs and spirituals.
The Chorale play an important role as a catalyst in broadening singing and music making in the district of Bassetlaw, and enjoy working with a wide variety of professional and non-professional musicians. The choir performs with brass or string ensembles, chamber orchestras, or organ and piano or unaccompanied.
David Wynne became Musical Director in November 2013. He has extended the Chorale's repertoire with concerts including Brahms' German Requiem (sung in German), Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Elgar's Spirit of England, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, George Shearing's Music to Hear and John Rutter's Birthday Madrigals.
We are grateful to have the patient and sensitive services of our accompanist, Pam Mallender.
Ryton Chorale first performed in 1982 at Worksop Priory. The conductor was John Catlin and there were around 40 singers.
The first Musical Director was Anthony Morgan who was with the Chorale from 1986 to 2012. He established Ryton Chorale as a choir with an unusually broad repertoire including some commissioned works.
Mark McCombs was Musical Director From September 2012 to July 2013; he gave us three very successful concerts, culminating in the revival of the Last Night of the Proms in June 2013.
We are available to sing at weddings and other events.