Thursday, 3 November 2016

Royal Free Singers Autumn Concert 2016

Goodall: Eternal Light and Rutter: Mass of the Chilren

Composed by two of this country’s more accessible modern composers, the two works in this concert focus on youth and childhood.  Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem combines texts from of the Latin Requiem Mass with English poems whose common theme is compassion for the bereaved.   It was composed in 2008 to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, in which so many young lives were lost.

In Rutter’s Mass of the Children the primary role of the children’s chorus, featuring the Dedworth Middle School Choir, is to sing English poetical texts, which reflect on or illuminate that of the Latin Mass.  These include works by the seventeenth-century Bishop Thomas Ken, William Blake's “The Lamb” and, in the final movement, the composer’s own texts based on those by the sixteenth/seventeenth century author Lancelot Andrews and the fifth-century Irish poem known as “St. Patrick's Breastplate”.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Come and Sing - Messiah

Come and sing Handel's Messiah!

Saturday, October 15th

Windsor Parish Church

Windsor Parish Church Organ Fund
Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah
Conducted by Ben Gunner
Accompanist John Chantrey – Piano
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Windsor, SL41LR
2.00:  Registration
2.30 – 4.30:  Rehearsal
4.30 – 5.30:   Tea and cake
5.30:  Informal concert family and friends welcome.
Retiring collection for the Windsor Parish Church Organ fund. 
Tickets: £15 (£5 for under 18s) to include refreshments and loan of score if required. 
Please send application and payment to
Helen Archibald, Secretary, Royal Free Singers, 37, Green Lane, Windsor, Berks, SL4 3RZ Tel:  01753 830944
Applications to be received by 1st October 2016
Applications also invited from willing soloists!  If you would be interested, please return your application by 15th September 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Summer Concert: Songs from Stage and Screen

'Into the Woods' and Opera Choruses

Saturday, June 25th
Windsor Parish Church: 7.30pm

The first half of the programme will feature opera choruses by the Royal Free Singers and items from G:Force’s core repertoire. The second half will include the choirs joining forces for a medley from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods", conducted by Steve Cook, G:Force's Musical Director.

The Royal Free Singers are glad to welcome back to Windsor the G:Force Gospel Choir, the Formby Arts College Gospel Choir.  The choir’s repertoire consists of a broad variety of soul, gospel, R&B, pop and contemporary commissions.  

This will be our fourth shared concert: Alexander L’Estrange’s Zimbe! in June 2012 and the suite from Les Misérables in June 2014, both in Windsor, and a concert featuring Lin Marsh’s Winter Solstice, in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in November 2013.

Ticket prices:
£1 for under 12s,
£5 for 12-16 year-olds
Special block booking rates for 10+ tickets, if booked in advance.

For tickets:-
Phone:  01628 638984
Order though our Contact Us page 
Call in: The Royal Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, Windsor



Thursday, 14 January 2016

Mozart Requiem

The Royal Free Singers

Spring Concert 2016

Like his penultimate Mass, the "Great" C minor Mass, Mozart never completed his last, the Requiem (K626).  Unlike the C minor Mass, however, it was written to a commission and in order to fulfil this and not risk forfeiting the fee, his widow Constanze asked Mozart’s pupil Süssmayr to complete it from the sketches Mozart had left of the unfinished movements. 

The other works in the concert are a performance by the Orchestra of London of Mozart’s last symphony, the Jupiter, composed in 1788 and the incomparable motet Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart’s last completed sacred work, composed in June 1791 only a few months before his death.

Saturday, March 19th, Windsor Parish Church 7.30 pm

Ticket prices:
  • £15
  • £1 for under 12s,
  • £5 for 12-16 year-olds
  • Special block booking rates - 10+ tickets 20% discount, if booked in advance.
For tickets:-