March and April and beyond in 2018
Royal School of Church Music Durham Area presents what you can read on the right

Make a Joyful Noise! in 2018

Download or view details of the whole programme as a pdf HERE

1. Thursday 1st March and 18th March Exploring choral music for Passiontide to Easter  at Whickham (see also 18th March)

2. Thursday 1st March and 18th March Passiontide choral reflection - The Cross of Christ (Sun 18th March at Winlaton. See also 1st March)

3. Saturday 14th April RSCM Bronze and Silver Awards Training Day Sat 14th April at Durham

4. Saturday 28th April Make a Joyful Noise for Singers & Instrumentalists Sat 28th April at Darlington (Early-bird discount 26 Feb)

5. October 13th RSCM Durham & N&E Yorkshire Festival Service Oct 13th - see dates for book launches and rehearsals

6. November Hymns of the Great War. Event to be held in Durham on a date in November to be announced.

More events will be announced later if you want them. Tell us what you would like at your church or school.
What skills are you short of or what events would benefit from an RSCM event?

See also the events at our adjacent area North and East Yorkshire


Saturday 9th June 7.30pm
Hertford Choral Society presents
Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony
Venue: St Albans Cathedral


Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony (Symphony No 1)
Finzi Ecologue played by Sue Graham Smith (piano)
with the strings of the Chameleon Arts Orchestra.
Sumsion - They that go down to the sea

Sue Graham Smith - piano
Soprano - Sarah Fox
Baritone - Robert Gildon
Accompanied by the Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Music Director - Derek Harrison

Organ - Marnus Greyling

Tickets: 25 to 10. Students 5 exclusively from the Cathedral Box Office 01727 890290


Saturday 16 June 7.00pm
Temenos Chamber Choir presents
Song of Songs

Venue: Shoreham Church, Kent TN14 7SB


Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, Guerrero,
Bairstow, Walton, Dove and a world premiere of Song of Songs by Paul Crabtree.

Music Director - Patrick Craig

The concert will be followed by drinks and refreshments inThe Old Vicarage Garden, a few steps away, with more music for a balmy June evening provided by Sue Rivers Jazz.

Temenos' first concert of English and Italian madrigals took place in The Old Vicarage Garden in Shoreham in 1988, with just 10 singers.

Tickets: 12.50. students 6 from 01959 523765 or Shoreham Village Stores or Sevenoaks Bookshop


Saturday 30th June 7.30pm
Open Rehearsal 2.30pm
Kingston Choral Society invites you to sing
A Night at the Opera
Venue: St Andrew’s Church
Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4D

Lauren Fagan - Soprano
David Butt Philip-  Tenor
Leanne Singh-Levett - Piano

Andrew Griffiths - Conductor

Tickets: 5 – 13 from 020 8873 3040 or at the door

Want to jon? For more details contact the Membership Secretary on 020 8949 5253
or e-mail

Supported by the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust

Saturday 7th July 7.30pm
Billingshurst Choral Society presents
Mass in Blue
Venue: Billingshurst Leisure Centre

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Will Todd on piano in Mass in Blue with songs from the Great American Songbook and a selection of show-stoppers

Music Director: Cathal Garvey

Tickets 15 student 7.50
Available from 07785 314097
or Henry Adams, Billingshurst
or from

Saturday 7th July 7.30pm
Kingston Choral Society presents
Peace at last - the Boys come home
Venue: Kingston Parish Church, Surrey

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Saturday 7th July 7.30pm
Questors Choir presents
‘Don’t Eat String!’
Venue: St Martin's Church,
Hale Gardens, West Acton, W3 9SQ


Both favourite pieces and new ones to love, in a quirky collection of unusual and familiar songs from the 20th Century and a mix of traditional British and American folk song.

Tickets: 14 (concessions or in advance 12, under 12s free). Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink

Online Box Office:
Telephone:  07802 720333