Tickets are now on sale for the Spring Concert - Mozart’s Requiem and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Price: £11 in Advance and £13 on the Door
Available On Line, from Choir Members and Tele-sales 07908-224300
We start rehearsing Mozart’s Requiem and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan William at 7.30pm at Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop.
Come & Join Us
After a very successful singing year, which included the Verdi Requiem in Southwell Minster, to great acclaim, Ryton Chorale starts rehearsals on Monday January 8th at 7.30pm at Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop.
The works this term are Mozart’s Requiem and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams for concert performance on March 23rd.
Two new year resolutions to consider for 2024:–
join Ryton Chorale if you enjoy singing choral music (especially if you are a tenor, but all voice parts welcome)
Make a note of the date and come to the next concert.
Happy New Year!
A wonderful sold out concert in Southwell Minster with a joint choir of 190, an orchestra of 70 and an audience of 500 which filled the nave.
Following rehearsals on Friday night and Saturday afternoon the three choirs with soloist and orchestra produced a never to be forgotten performance
As one choir member said "Singing Verdi Requiem in such an amazing building was wonderful, a real experience and a choral highlight that will be difficult to match."
Thanks to Sierra Farquhar-Wulff and Jack Pickford for their efforts and expertise in bringing the choir to the standard we performed to
The Chorale are looking forward to singing Verdi Requiem in Southwell Minster with a choir of 190 and orchestra of 70 on Saturday
An invitation is extended to anyone who would like to join with the choir to sing Christmas carols for the Christmas Concert on Monday 11th December in Holy Family school at 7pm.
There is no charge for the three rehearsals starting on Monday November 20th at 7.30pm at Holy Family school, Netherton Road, Worksop.
Turn up on the night or contact email@example.com and you will be very welcome. Bring a copy of Carols for Choirs book 1, and/or book 2 as well, if you have them. Music will be available.
Ryton Chorale is putting in the final rehearsals before the performance of the Verdi Requiem on Saturday November 18th in Southwell Minster. There are some tickets still available, contact Ryton Chorale on 07908224300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check for availability.
Rehearsals start again for Ryton Chorale members on Monday September 4th when we will welcome our new Musical Director Sierra Rose Farquhar-Wulff. Rehearsals are at 7.30pm in Holy Family School, Netherton Road Worksop S80 2SF,
The opportunity to come and sing Verdi’s Requiem is still open. If you fancy rekindling an interest in choral singing, or if you have never done anything like this before, there is a warm welcome to join the choir in one of the major works in the choral repertoire.
Maybe you might prefer to listen to the performance in Southwell Minster on Saturday November 18th at 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale priced at £30 for the Front Nave of the Minster, £20 for the Rear Nave and £10 for unreserved seats in the side aisles some with a restricted view. Tickets will soon be on sale.
September is the time of new beginnings – why not make this the time to join Ryton Chorale?
17/7/2023 1 Comment
Ryton Chorale, supported by the Retford U3A Recorder Ensemble and Friends gave a successful concert at St Mary’s Church’ Tickhill.
The Worksop-based choir have been busy practising for the concert under the leadership of Nicholas Thorpe, following their performance of GF Handel’s Messiah in March.
The first half comprised popular choral works, opening with the Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Faure, the words being that of a morning prayer.
The choir also sung Cesar Franck’s Panis Angelicus and Mozart’s Ave Verum and ended the first half with Handel’s Zadok the Priest.
The Recorder Ensemble played some early folk tunes, Pastime with Good Company, Greensleeves and then Allemand by Giles Farnaby. Their second group of tunes featured Handel’s Trio Sonata, followed by the Czardas by Vittorio Monti. This later piece was played by Caroline Horne – a music tutor who plays with East Midlands Recorder Orchestra and an active member of the Society of Recorder Players – accompanied by Linda Hepburn-Booth, a challenging piece, magnificently played and which earned rapturous applause from the audience.
After the interval, the pieces from the choir were from The Sprig of Thyme, a cycle of English, Scottish and Irish folk-songs arranged for a mixed-voice choir by John Rutter. The collection includes songs in a variety of styles and genres.
The Recorder Ensemble entertained the audience with more folk tunes, including Blow the Wind Southerley, The Lark in the Clear air and Ashokan Farewell. To end the concert, the choir and ensemble performed together and, at the conductor’s invitation, the audience joined in with Scarborough Fair, The Gift to be Simple and Dance to your Daddy.
Thanks were given after the concert by Dave Over, Ryton Chorale chairman, to accompanist Jack Pickford and Nicholas, who have given the choir great support this year.
Nicholas came out of a brief retirement to see the choir through two successful concerts at short notice. He now plans to return to his retirement as the choir welcomes new musical director Sierra Farquhar-Wulff, who is currently based at Birmingham University.
Ryton Chorale members rehearse on a Monday evening and would welcome new singers.
A spokesman said: “We are a friendly group and would love to see potential members. Our next concert is on November 18, when we will be singing in Southwell Minster with Southwell Choral Society and Burton Joyce Choir and joined by Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.
Ryton Chorale acknowledges with grateful thanks, the work of conductor Nicholas Thorpe, who has ben with the choir on a temporary basis since the beginning of the year. He leaves, having conducted two successful concerts, the most recent one having been on July 8th in St Mary’s Church, Tickhill with Retford U3A Recorder Ensemble and Friends providing beautiful music to enhance the programme.
In September the choir will welcome the newly appointed Musical Director, who is Sierra Farquhar-Wullf. She will be starting rehearsals for Verdi’s Requiem. This dramatic choral work will be performed in Southwell Minster on Saturday November 18th. The choir will join Burton Joyce Choral Society and Southwell Choral Society to form a massed choir of 200 voices accompanied by the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets will go on sale in September.
The Chorale will be very happy to welcome new singers who would like to be part of this performance, when rehearsals begin at 7.30pm on September 4th at Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop S80 2SF.