Midweek Music

Wednesdays 1.15pm-1.45pmMidweek Music

A series of 30-minute concerts held in the Chapel of Royal Holloway every Wednesday lunchtime during the academic term.

The 30-minute performances are free of charge and informal, allowing people to come and go as their schedule allows.

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Summer Term 2018:

Our Summer Midweek Music concert series begins on Wednesday 25th April, and runs until 6th June. The programme for the entire series will be announced in due course.

25th April: Alumni Recital - James Furniss-Roe

We welcome back a recent graduate of the College, James Furniss-Roe, who held the Organ Scholarship from 2014-17. The all-British recital will include music by Charles Villiers Stanford and Herbert Howells.

2nd May: Soulful chant

The choir celebrate the life and work of Saint, Abbess, philosopher and composer, Hildegard of Bingen, an 11th century Christian mystic. The programme interpolates music inspired by plainchant amongst Hildegard’s ancient melodies.

9th May: Songs for springtime

In preparation for their examined recitals, the Choral Scholars present a programme of solo songs and arias. Focussing on German Romantic Lied, and 20th century French Chanson, the music reflects human nature as well as the beauty of creation.

16th May: Quint-essential

A quintet of Choral Scholars present their own concert of music that they have been preparing throughout the year as part of a course run by the Music Department. With music old and new, there will be something for everyone with this dynamic group!

23rd May: NO CONCERT

There are final recitals in the Picture Gallery running all of this week. Please take the opportunity to hear some of the Music Department's most talented performers.

30th May: Queen of Heaven

Ever since the earliest notation, there has been music composed in honour of the Virgin Mary. This tradition continues today, and this concert will include works by Arvo Pärt, Cecilia McDowall, Rihards Dubra and Sir James MacMillan, which display serenity as well as ecstatic praise for the Mother of God.

6th June: British Choral Classics

To round-off the academic year, the choir returns to music which is loved by audiences and singers alike by 20th century British composers Charles Wood, William Walton, William Harris and Charles Villiers Stanford.

 

Previous concerts:

The Choir of Royal Holloway is the only collegiate choir to offer free concerts every week during term-time. The innovative programmes have included themes of seasons, church festivals, single composers, one historical period or event, concerts of solos or ensembles, organ recitals as well as everything else inbetween.



 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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