Introducing Royston Choral Society
RCS is a non-auditioned community choir. We aim to be accessible, friendly and informal, but we do take seriously our desire to perform to the best of our ability and, in order to do that, we have introduced some guidelines for our members. We don’t call them rules, because we don’t want to be prescriptive, but these practices will support us in being the very best choir we can be. To see our full 'working pratices document' click here
RCS rehearses on Tuesday evenings 7.45- 9.45 in Royston Parish Church and performs around four times a year in Royston and surrounding villages. New singers are welcome to join RCS by coming along to an open rehearsal.
In 2015-16, our first season with Andrew O’Brien as Musical Director, concerts included Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’, Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ and Purcell’s ‘Dido and Æneas’.
Picture courtesy of Gordon Brown
The picture above shows the choir, our Musical Director Andrew O’Brien, and soloists from Heath Mount School following the highly successful Christmas 'O Holy Night' concert.
We are delighted to have Andrew O’Brien as our Musical Director.
He took Heath Mount School Junior Choir to win BBC School Choir of the Year 2012, and one of his singing pupils won BBC Chorister of the Year 2013.
Membership fees are modest. There is a small charge for refreshments and a popular optional, 100 Club. Members often meet for a drink after choir and get together for a meal a couple of times a year.
For more information about Royston Choral Society, our new musical director and open rehearsals look out for our leaflet in libraries, or contact our Chairman, Heather Howard telephone 01763 249058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org