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 10th March 7.30pm
Battersea Choral Society prsents
Bach’s St. John Passion

Venue: Holy Trinity Chirch,
Sloane Square, Lonson SW1X 9BZ


Musica Poetica

Hugo Hymas - Evangelist
John Savournin - Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas - Soprano
Christopher Lowrey - Counter-Tenor
Andrew Tortise - Tenor
Gareth Brynmor John - Bass

Conductor - Sam Evans

Tickets: 20 from batterseachoral.brownpapertickets.com


Saturday 10th March 7.30pm
Temenos Meljon Singers presents
Sounds Divine

Venue: St. John’s Church,
Epping TN13 1HU


Bach, Bruckner, Rheinberger, Brunner, Schnittke

Tickets: 15 on the door, 12 in advance, under16s free
From www.ticketsource.co.uk/meljon

OR send a cheque payable to the The Meljon Singers with a SAE to: Meljon Box Office, 2 Mill Cottages, High Rd, Fobbing, STANFORD-LE-HOPE, SS17 9HZ

OR use the web form or

OR text 07892 939126

Music Director - Janette Ruocco


Saturday 10th March 7.30pm
Temenos Chamber Choir presents
Bach B Minor Mass

Venue: Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School
TN13 1HU


Temenos Chamber Choir
St Cecilia Players

Rebecca Outram - soprano
Robin Blaze - alto
Samuel Boden - tenor
Timothy Nelson - baritone

Conductor - Patrick Craig

Tickets: 20 (students 10)

Book 0n-line www.thespacesevenoaks.co.uk
OR e-mail: boxoffice@sevenoaksschool.org
OR phone 01732 467765



Saturday 17th March 7.30pm
Epsom Choral Society presents
Handel's Israel in Egypt

Venue: St Martin’s Parish Church,
Epsom KT17 4PX


Epsom Choral Society and six professional soloists are to be accompanied by The Regent Sinfonia.

Music Director - Julian Collings

Tickets for adults are 15.00, for students and those under 18 years of age 7.50
available in advance from the Box Office, telephone 01372 727078
OR www.epsomchoral.org.uk
OR by post (see web-site)
OR at the venue door on the night.


Saturday 24th March 24th 7.30pm
Kingston Choral Society presents
Bach Mass in B Minor

Venue: Cadogan Hall,
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ


Kingston Choral Society with The Purcell Orchestra
Soprano: Anna Devin
Alto: Katie Bray
Tenor: Nick Pritchard
Bass: Dingle Yandell

Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
Tickets available from the Cadogan Hall Box Office and website
Tickets: Adults 30, 22, 15 Concessions 26, 18, 13 Under 16 years old: free with an adult ticket holder
Box Office 020 7730 4500

Saturday 24th March 7.30pm
Phoenix Choir of Crawley presents
The Dream of Gerontius - Edward Elgar

Venue: The Hawth Theatre,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ


Phoenix Choir of Crawley and Phoenix Sinfonia

Jennifer Westwood (Mezzo Soprano)
Tom Raskin (Tenor)
Quentin Hayes (Baritone)

Conductor -  Sam Hayes

Tickets: 16 Adults, 8 full-time students, 6 Under 16s .

To obtain tickets call 01293 553636
OR www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth


Sunday 25th March 1pm
Invitation from Ripon to
"Come and Sing Messiah"

Venue: St John's Church
Sharow, Ripon


Conductor - John Dunford

Minimum suggested contribution 20 in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Please let me know if you would like
More information and  booking forms contact
 Bridget Taylor-Connor
Come and Sing Messiah
57 Whitcliffe Lane
Tel 01765 602402


Good Friday 30th March 30th 1.00pm
Sussex Festival Choir invites you to sing
Rutter's Requiem

Venue: St. John’s Church,
Northdown Road, Belmont, SM2 6DY


Felicity Hope - Soprano 
Ian le Grice – Organ
Plus ensemble

Music Director - Stephen Hope

First Session (in hall) 1pm - 3.30pm
Second session 4.15pm – 6.15pm
Concert 7pm
Dress: smart
Tea and coffee provided

Tickets: Singers 10

Retiring Collection in support of St. Raphael’s Hospice

All enquiries to stephenhope60@gmail.com  07770 392067


Saturday 21st April 7.30pm
Burgess Hill Choral Society presents
Mendelssohn's  Elijah

Venue: St Andrew’s Church,
Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG


Burgess Hill Choral Society accompanied by Burgess Hill Concert Orchestra.

Soloists from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.

Conductor - Mike Wood

Tickets: 13 (under-18s 3)
Tickets available on the door
OR from Burgess Hill Help Point
OR from Eileen Sharpe e-mail: e_sharpe1@btinternet.com  and  0752 249 3966
OR from choir members

Refreshments available in interval



Sunday 13th May 13th 7pm
Richmond Opera presents
The Genius of Purcell

Venue: The Normansfield Theatre,
Langdon Down Centre, TW11 9PS


The Genius of Purcell celebrates the extraordinary life and works of Henry Purcell, from his early choral masterpieces and Royal anthems to bawdy ballads and ground-breaking 'English' operas. Richmond Opera with full baroque orchestra.

Tickets: 15 available now at 0333-1212 300 or by booking on-line