Recent engagements

The Choir of Royal Holloway has a very busy performance schedule. Below is an archive of notable performances and events since 2016. You can read more about these through our blog, written by members of the choir, or through our news page. Read below for details of our previous tours. 


10/6 - The Wind Tunnel Project

Farnborough Sixth Chamber Choir joined the Choir of Royal Holloway to perform a choral recital celebrating Farnborough’s aviation history and music inspired by the vastness of Space in the Farnborough Wind Tunnels. 

29/5 - Reach for the skies, our second Sunday afternoon concert in the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway 

11/4 - St John Passion at St Bartholomew the Great with the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and the Choir of St Bartholomew the Great

10/4 - Into the hands of sinners: A sequence of Passiontide music and readings for the beginning of Holy Week at St Bartholomew the Great

9/4 - The Choir of Royal Holloway & the Bristol Ensemble ushered in Easter with a performance of Bach’s glorious setting of the St John Passion at St Georges Bristol 

6/3 - A cappella concert with ex-King's Singer, Paul Phoenix, to launch a new series of occasional Sunday afternoon concerts in the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway

27/2 - Joint Evensong with Wellington College 

2/2 - Concert at Shoreditch Town Hall with the London Mozart Players and Royal Holloway alumna, Hilary Cronin

26/1 - BBC Radio 3 live Evensong broadcast

25/1 - BBC Radio 3 pre-record Evensong broadcast 

22/12 - Performance of Handel's Messiah at St. George's Bristol with the Bristol Ensemble

5/12 - Performance of Handel's Messiah at Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer. The choir was joined by internationally acclaimed soloists, including recent Choir of Royal Holloway alumna and multi-award winning soprano, Hilary Cronin. 

20/11 - Evensong with recent alumni of the Choir of Royal Holloway to celebrate St Cecilia's Day. 

5/11 - A cappella workshop with ex-King's Singer, Paul Phoenix

12-19/09 - Recording works by Flor Peeters at Buckfast Abbey with with Onyx Brass 



28-31/08 - Residency at the Presteigne Festival, Powys

26-27/08 - Recording new works by George Arthur for Convivium Records in Birmingham

14-15/06 - Recording works by Dan Locklair in Christchurch with Southern Sinfonia for Convivium Records

30/11- Christmas Filming at Westminster Central Hall with Laura Wright

3/11 - Recording for BBC Songs of Praise with Laura Wright

18-19/09 - Recording of Carson Cooman's oratorio “As we are changed” with the London Mozart Players

16/09 - BBC Radio 3 live Evensong broadcast

15/09 - BBC Radio 3 pre-record Evensong broadcast 



31/08 - Wedding of Ellie Goulding & Jasper Copling, York Minster

02/11 - Mozart's Requiem at St. Bartholomew-the-Great, London

20/11 - Concert for the Cathedral Organists' conference 

23/11 - St. Cecilia's Concert & Reception 

03/12 - Edition Peters Christmas Concert

06/12 - Concert for English Heritage at Apsley House, London

09/12 - Concert at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons 

13/12 - Annual Christmas Concert 

15/12 - Concert for the Lamberhurst Music Festival 

18/01 - Concert for the UK-China Music Festival at Queen Mary College, London

29/01 - Royal Holloway at St. John's, Smith Square

Concerts postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19. 



28/09 - Performance of Adrian Snell's 'The Cry' as part of the Windsor Festival

24/10 - Parry Centenary Concert with the College Chorus

27/10 - Concert for the Hellenic Institute's, premiering 'Odyssey' by Lydia Kakabadse

16/11 - Parry's 'Songs of Farewell' in concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

17/11 - Annual St. Cecilia's Concert

07/12 - Concert for English Heritage at Apsley House, London

10/12 - Concert at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons 

12/12 - Handel's 'Messiah' with the Bristol Ensemble

14/12  - Annual Christmas Concert

30/01 - Royal Holloway at St. John's Smith Square

13/02 - College Chorus Concert with ONYX Brass

27/02 - Choral Evensong live on BBC Radio 3

15/03 - Mozart Requiem at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

28/03 - Concert for the London City Music Society

06/05 - Tallis' 'Spem in Alium' by Candlelight at St. Martin-in-the-Fields



02/11 - Fauré Requiem by Candlelight, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

18/11 - Annual St. Cecilia's Concert, College Chapel

06/12 - Christmas Extravaganza, College Chapel

11/12 - Concert at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons 

12/12 - Concert for English Heritage, Apsley House, London

13/12- Handel's 'Messiah' with the Bristol Ensemble

19-21/12 - Concert tour of the Netherlands

31/01 - Royal Holloway at St. John's, Smith Square

01/03 - Brandenburg Choral Festival Concert, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

26/03 - Holy Week Festival, St. John's, Smith Square

06-19/04 - Tour of Canada & USA

23/04 - Gala Dinner Performance, Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames

28/04 - 'Notes for Women' Concert with the Bristol Ensemble

03/06 - Shipley Arts Festival Concert, Steyning, Sussex

09/06 - Henleaze Concert Society Performance, Bristol

25-27/08 - Residency at the Presteigne Festival, Powys



29/09 - Mozart's Requiem, St. Martin-in-the-Fields

23/10 - Concert of Steve Reich, St. George's, Bristol

16/11 - Concert of Arvo Pärt, St. George's, Bristol

19/11 - Annual St. Cecilia Concert, College Chapel

02/12 - Edition Peters Carol Concert, Gresham Centre, London

08/12 - Annual Christmas Concert, College Chapel

14/12 - Handel's 'Messiah' with the Bristol Ensemble

11/01 - Concert with London Mozart Players, St. John's, Smith Square

14/01 - Concert & Workshop, Wells Cathedral School

30/01 - Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, St. Martin-in-the-Fields

12/03 - Lunchtime Recital, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace

22/03 - Pärt Passio & Allegri Miserere, St. Bartholomew-the-Great, London

30/04 - Live broadcast for Radio 4

29/05 - Choral Evensong, Westminster Abbey

09-10/06 - Recording for Decca

11/06 - Recording for BBC Radio 3

19-31/07 - Tour of France

Previous tours

Christmas 2018 - Italy & Germany

The choir made two foreign appearances over the Christmas period. The first was in the beautiful town of Treviso, just north of Venice. The latter was in the beautiful town of Schwäbisch Hall, in Southern Germany, where the choir are delighted to be appearing in a concert for Christmas in the magnificent setting of St. Michael's.

15th December San Teonisto Church, Treviso, VENICE - 8:00pm

18th December St. Michael's, Schwäbisch Hall, STUTTGART - 5:30pm

Easter 2018 - North America

The Choir of Royal Holloway were delighted to return to the USA and Canada at Easter 2018, after a highly successful tour of the countries in 2016.

8th April Winspear Centre, University of Alberta, EDMONTON - 3:00pm

10th April Christ Church Cathedral, VICTORIA - 7:30pm

11th April St James' Anglican Church, VANCOUVER - 7:30pm

13th April St Mark's Episcopal Church, SAN ANTONIO - 7:00pm

15th April Church of the Incarnation, DALLAS - Concert - 4:00pm

17th April St. Martha's Church, Porter, HOUSTON - 7:30pm

Christmas 2017 - Netherlands

The choir undertook a series of concerts for Christmas around the Netherlands and included music from Palestrina and Victoria through to JS Bach and Scheidt, as well as contemporary festive music by Ola Gjeilo, Vytautas Miškinis and Ben Parry.

19th December St. Jackobskerk, VLISSINGEN - 20:00
20th December St. Joriskerk, AMERSFOOT - 20:00
21st December Grote Kerk, APELDOORN - 19:30
22nd December Stevenskerk, NIJMEGEN - 20:00
23rd December Kruiskerk, AMSTELVEEN - 15:30

Click here to see local press footage of our performances.

Summer 2017 - France

During the Summer of 2017, the Choir performed a series of 10 concerts around France, with programmes of 16th and 20th century music. The choir featured in a number of prestigious festivals, including the Festival of Sylvanes and the Festival Nuits Musicales of Uzes.

20th July UZES - Cathedral Saint-Theodorit at 21h30

21st July TOURNUS - Abbaye Saint-Philibert at 20h45

22nd July LAVAUR - Cathedral at 21h00

23rd July ESPALION - Eglise at 16h00

24th July MARCILLAC-LANVILLE - Eglise Prieurale at 19h00

25th July RODEZ - Chapelle St Joseph de Rodez at 21h00

28th July LOUVIE-JUZON - Eglise Saint-Martin at 21h00

29th July GUITRES - Abbatiale at 21h00

30th July MONPAZIER - Eglise Rue Notre Dame at 21h00

31st July PARIS - Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux at 20h30

Easter 2016 - North America

In March 2016 the choir made its much anticipated return to North America for a series of concerts and services from Canada, and down the East Coast before heading to Wisconsin and Chicago.

31st March TORONTO (ON)


3rd April NEW YORK (NY)

5th April ALBANY (NY)

7th April ITHACA (NY) - Cornell University

8th April ROCHESTER (NY)

9th April SHEBOYGAN (WI)

10th April CHICAGO (IL)