Royston Choral Society was formed in 1974 and is now in its thirty-ninth season.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00 in Royston Parish Church. Despite the venue and much of the music, we are not a religious organisation.
The Choir in Royston Parish Church, November 2010 Concert
With our Director of Music, David Boarder, appointed in 1998, we have formed successful partnerships with other groups, including the Royston Town Band, Royston Youth Choir, the 414 Choir, the A10 Orchestra and East Herts Youth Orchestra.
The choir's repertoire covers a wide range of styles and moods, from large scale oratorios with orchestras almost as big as the choir, to small scale 17th century Latin and English church music, 19th century French and Russian pieces and some up-to-date pieces by John Rutter, John Tavener and Arvo Pärt. We have also explored the lighter side with songs from the stage and screen by Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.
Our current membership is around 60 and we are keen to recruit new singers. There is no audition.
If you think might like to join the choir you are very welcome to come to a rehearsal to see how you get on .... or to come and sit in on a rehearsal if you would just like to see what we do.