The Choir of Royal Holloway has attained standards of musicianship and technical refinement high above the reach of most student ensembles.
The Choir of Royal Holloway and Music Director Rupert Gough ensure that Oxbridge ensembles don't have it all their own way when it comes to great university choirs.
a truly fabulous sound
The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the country. The 24 choral scholars that constitute the college's Chapel Choir undertake a busy schedule of services, concerts, tours and recordings. The Choir of Royal Holloway is available for hire to sing concerts, commercial and corporate events, as well as at weddings and funerals. Watch and listen to clips of the choir on this website, buy recordings, and find out more about where to see the choir and how to support it.
As part of the choir's residency at the Presteigne Festival, 2021:
All are welcome to worship at the Festival Eucharist, though numbers are restricted this year due to Covid-19 guidance. Music to be sung at the service includes Dan Locklair’s The Mystery of God, George Arthur’s Missa Brevis and Cecilia McDowall’s Love incorruptible.
As part of their residency at the Presteigne Festival, the choir will perform two concerts at Leominster Priory (at 3 & 5:30pm). The programme will include:
George Arthur From dust Nathan James Dearden Full of sweet days (Presteigne Festival commission ∙ World premiere) Cecilia McDowall When Time is Broke: Three Shakespeare Songs Maurice Ravel (arr Rupert Gough) Requiem aeternam Pierre Villette Kyrie (Messe da pacem, Op 38) Yves Castagnet Veni Sancte Spiritus
The choir will perform in the festival's Gala concert in a programme of Mozart, Malcolm Arnold and Cecilia McDowall.
Read all about our upcoming projects and recent news here:
Follow-up charity single with Thomas Hewitt-JonesRead
As part of an ongoing collaboration with Convivium Records, we're thrilled to release a recording of a brand new work by American Carson Cooman.Read
Midweek Music is back!Read
We're delighted to feature on a new release of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Britten Sinfonia, directed by Thomas Adès.Read
The Choir of Royal Holloway announce their first ever Composer-in-Residence for 2021-2022, the award-winning Welsh composer Nathan James Dearden.Read
Following the extension of deadlines by UCAS and Royal Holloway, we are pleased to announce that the deadline for choral and organ scholarship applications is now Wednesday 17th March, by 5pm.Read
Previous members of the Choir of Royal Holloway continue to find success in their fields, and Tenor Richard Robins (2009-2012) has been announced as a Young Artist by the City Music Foundation.Read
Applications for 2021 now OPENRead