Things to Do – Ripon Choral Society

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“…. among the elite of Yorkshire’s most famous choirs”

Ripon Choral Society’s have a terrific program planned for the 2014–15 season – with special concerts to mark the centenary of the First World War. These concerts will take place annually in Ripon Cathedral close to the weekends of remembrance Sunday. The first is on November 15th 2014. This includes a world premiere performance of a new work called ‘Sacrifices’ by the Otley based composer Patrick Lee. This is a setting of poems by, amongst others, Rupert Brooke and Herman Hesse, and it includes a memorable setting of ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfrid Owen. They’re very excited about the opportunity to perform such a fitting piece at the start of our 5 concert sequence. The series reaches its logical conclusion in the autumn of 2018 with a performance of Britten’s War Requiem – a piece they first performed to great critical acclaim in 2011.

Dated for your diary:

Saturday 15 November at 7.30 pm: Mozart Requiem; Sacrifices, by Patrick Lee ( a world premiere to commemorate the centenary of WW1)

Saturday 13 December at 7.30pm: Handel’s Messiah. Essential Christmas music! Early booking recommended as this is likely to be sold out on the night.

All tickets are on sale on line via the Ripon Choral Society website. Performances take place in Ripon Cathedral.

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Ripon Choral Society is a friendly community choir of 170 singing members and meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at Ripon Grammar School. From Monteverdi to Verdi, and perform a wide range of choral works, including the best-loved repertoire by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Elgar, and music by contemporary composers such as Karl Jenkins. New members are always welcome – see their web site.

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