Royston Choral Society – Singing To Celebrate

Royston Choral Society – Singing To Celebrate…

The proactive campaign over the recent, controversial threat to the BBC Singers’ funding shows the strength of support for community-made music, a movement in which the Royston Choral Society has played a part for the past 50 years.

As well as celebrating that half century, the choir’s next performance on Saturday 17th June will also celebrate English composers. The programme includes the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams, probably best known for his composition ‘The Lark Ascending’.

Choir member and soloist Ian Boughton is an enthusiastic supporter of English composers, including his once famous grandfather Rutland Boughton. Ian suggests “This music from 100 years ago is part of our national heritage, but it’s often overlooked. Like The Coronation of King Charles III, many believe it’s part of our identity and fear it could be lost forever.”

Tickets for the concert on Saturday 17th June at Royston Parish Church from 7.30pm, are available online:, by calling 01920 822723 or they can also be purchased on the door.