Welcome to the Richmondshire Choral Society website

  • Our Home Page

    Our website serves several purposes:

    • It tells you about us if you would like to join us

    • It gives more general information about us

    • It tells you about our concerts upcoming and past

    • At the appropriate times, tickets will be on sale for on-line purchase
    • It has information to help our choir members 
    • It has photographs of the choir

    ​We hope you'll find what you want in it somewhere. If not, please contact us to ask.

    The Poll on the right

    Our polls are just for fun. Nothing is recorded other than the number of people who have made each choice. They will make no difference to the running of the choir!


  • Useful Dates


  • Poll

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  • Choir Notices

    New Conductor

    We are delighted to announce that our new Conductor - that is his preferred title - will be Peter Stallworthy. Peter is already a member of the choir having joined the tenor section last November.

    He will officially take office on 1 June, the start of the Richmondshire Choral Society financial year, and commence rehearsals in September for the concert on 8 December. His first duty befor then will be to decide, in conjunction with the committee, what will comprise the programme for that event.

    We look forward to working with Peter as a choir. More information about him will be published on the Who's Who in the Choir page in due course.

    Our Next Concert

    Our next concert (left) will be Edward Seymour's last as Music Director of Richmondshire Choral Society. 

    Full details are on our Concert page and you will be able to buy tickets from there online from 5 March. If you prefer the 'old-fshioned' paper ticket then they will be available via choir members, or from Castle Hill Books of Richmond also from 5 March.

    Whichever type of ticket you use, we'll be delighted to see you there and can guarantee a triumphant send off for Edward.

    Thinking of Joining us?

    If you have just found out about Richmondshire Choral Society or have been doing something else previously, but would now like to sing with us, come and join us. Read more about joining the choir, and come to our rehearsals next term which will start on 15 January after the Open Rehearsal morning on 13 January.

    Details of music are in the Choir Members section of the website.  

    SpringTerm Music

    If you need music because you have just joined us or have forgotten your own, see Mark Harrison at the rehearsal.

    Cancelled Rehearsals

    If bad weather or anything else, causes a cancellation of choir practice it will be posted here and on Facebook by 6.00pm. If that is a risk, please check here before setting out. 

    If you know someone in the choir who is either not online at all or is not very computer confident, please can you offer to be their 'Telephone Buddy' and confirm that they know of cancelled rehearsals.

    If you are worried about the weather conditions, don't worry about missing choir. However an email or Facebook message to say you won't be there will assure us that you are OK.

    Other Organisations' Events

    We often get sent posters asking us to publicise concerts or events such as Come and Sing Days organised by other societies. We put the posters on the notice board when we can rather than use Choir Notices time in rehearsals, with links where possible to an appropriate web-page. You can find them in the Concerts and Other Events section on the Other Organisations' Events page. Please note this is just passing on of information, not an endorsement of recommendation, but it is good to support others when we ask them to support us.



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