Past Concerts

Ryde Chorus in Concert


  • June 24th “A Tour of Britain in Folk Songs” 30th Anniversary Summer Concert
    Saint Peters Church, Shorwell
    A Collection of traditional folk songs and other pieces from around the country.
  • April 2nd “30th Anniversary” Spring Concert
    All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Ryde
    Cherubini – Requiem in C minor (Choir with Orchestra)
    Haydn – Te Deum (Choir with Orchestra)
    Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major (Soloist, clarinet – Joshua Attrill)
    Laudate Dominum – from Mozart’s “Vespare Solennes de Confessore” (Soloist, soprano – Jackie Maw)


  • December 17th “A Christmas Reunion”
    Church of St Saviour-on-the-cliff, Osborne Road, Shanklin
    Traditional carols for choir and congregation


  • Sadly, due to the worldwide pandemic, all our activities for 2020 were cancelled.


  • December 13th A “Bach” Christmas (Christmas Concert)
    Ryde Methodist Church, Ryde
    Bach – G Minor Mass (Soloist, contralto – Hilary Brooks)
    Bach arrangement of carols
    Traditional carols for choir and congregation
  • August 3rd “Celebrating 40 Years of the Fastnet Race”
    Tennyson/Parry – Crossing the Bar (Freshwater)
    Holy Trinity Church, Cowes.
  • June 28th “Memories” (Summer Concert) –
    St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone
    Favourite pieces from oratorio and contemporary close harmony
    Soloist: Richard Lea
  • April 13th  Spring Concert –
    St. John the Baptist Church, Oakfield, Ryde
    Beethoven – Mass in C
    Haydn – Insanae at Venae Curae
    Roberton – All in the April Evening
    Schubert – The Shepherd on the Rock
    Susanna MacRae – Soprano
    Hilary Brooks – Alto
    Peter Birts – Tenor
    James Edwards – Bass
    Joshua Attrill – Clarinet


  • December 14th  Christmas Carol Concert –
    St. James Church, East Cowes
  • October 28th “Keep the Home Fires Burning”
    as supporting choir for the Forgotten Melodies touring production.
    Medina Theatre, Newport
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    Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • June 1st “Swing!” (Summer Concert)
    A relaxing evening with Ryde Chorus and guest soloists performing Jazz, Calypso, and featuring pieces from The King’s Singers 25th Anniversary Collection.
    St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone
  • March 24th Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise” –
    (Mendelssohn wrote the symphony-cantata Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) in B-flat major, posthumously named Symphony No. 2, to mark the celebrations in Leipzig of the 400th anniversary of the invention of the printing press; the first performance took place on 25th June 1840. – Wikipedia) –
    St. John’s Church, High Park Road, Oakfield, Ryde


  • December 15th Haydn’s “Missa Sancti Nicolai” and Carols Christmas Concert –
    Church of St. Saviour-on-the-Cliff, Shanklin
  • June 23rd “Favourites” Pieces from the best loved Oratorios and Operas –
    St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone
  • May 13th Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons” with Soloists and Orchestra –
    St John the Baptist Church, Oakfield, Ryde
  • April 28th In support of “Richard & Adam” – Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin
    We performed five pieces over two sets from the “King’s Singers 25th Anniversary Songbook.”


  • December 16th “O Holy Night” Christmas Concert – St. John’s Church, Carter Street, Sandown
  • December 9th “O Holy Night” Christmas Concert – St. Mary’s Church, Cowes
  • July 1st “Gloriana & Lilibet”
    Celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday we presented music from the reigns of both Queens Elizabeth – St Mary’s Church, Brighstone
  • April 2nd Handel’s “Messiah” with orchestra – St John the Baptist Church, Oakfield, Ryde
    Soloists: Helen Mansfield (Soprano,) Kathy Howell (Soprano,) Hilary Brooks (Alto,) David Brown (Tenor) & Bruce Russell (Bass)
    (See Reviews)


  • December 18th Christmas Carol Concert – St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone
  • December 4th Christmas Carol Concert – St George’s Church, Arreton
  • June 19th Henry Purcell’s opera “DIDO & ÆNEAS” St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone.
    Belinda: Kelly Wavell
    Dido: Helen Mansfield
    Aeneas/First Sailor: Tim Wilcox
    Sorceress: Debbie Coeshott
    1st Witch/2nd Woman: Kathy Howells
    2nd Witch/Spirit: Heather Bentley
    Violins: James Humphreys, Dagmar Turner
    Viola: Sarah Mitchell
    Cello: Phil Grainger
    Continuo: Laurence Bate
  • May 26th Ryde Chorus was very pleased and proud to have been asked to perform as the supporting choir for Russell Watson as part of his “An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson – Up Close and Personal 2015″ tour, when he appeared at the Shanklin Theatre.
  • April 18th Haydn’s “Creation” – All Saints’ Church, Ryde. Soloists: Eleanor Caine (Soprano,) John Bowen (Tenor,) Julian Godlee (Bass Baritone.)
  • January 17th “Social Singing Day” Haydn’s Creation plus other favourites – Ryde United Reformed Church.


  • December 19th “Winter Wassailing” Christmas Carol Concert – St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone.
  • December 12th “Winter Wassailing” Christmas Carol Concert – The Minster, Newport
    (See Reviews)
  • December 5th The Sinfonietta with Ryde Chorus, Conductor Richard Studt – Vivaldi: Gloria, Fauré: Requiem – All Saints’ Church, Ryde. Soloists: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet,) Helen Mansfield (Soprano,) Richard Lea (Baritone.)
  • October 21st Performance for the Shanklin Townswomen Guild – Shanklin Theatre.
  • June 28th “Glorious Summer” with guest soloist Michelle Cressida – St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone.
  • June 27th “Ryde Festival Opening Night” – Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow – St. Thomas Church, Ryde.
  • May 17th “In Celebration” Spring Concert – Haydn: Nelson Mass, Vivaldi: Gloria, Monteverdi: Beatus Vir – St. John the Baptist Church, Ryde.
    (See Reviews)


  • December 12th “The Road to Bethlehem” Christmas Carol Concert – The Minster, Newport.
  • December 5th “The Road to Bethlehem” Christmas Carol Concert – All Saints’ Church, Freshwater.
  • June 21st “Midsummer Melodies” – St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone.
  • May 4th Spring Concert – Bach: St John Passion – St. John the Baptist Church, Ryde (see review page.) Soloists: Olwen Keates (Soprano,) Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor,) Adrian Horsewood (Bass,) Richard Lea (Bass,) Giles Pilgrim Morris (Counter Tenor,) Samir Savant (Tenor.)


  • December 15th Christmas Carol Concert – All Saints’ Church, Freshwater.
  • December 14th Christmas Carol Concert – St Saviour on the Cliff Church, Shanklin.
  • Cowes Week The Ryde Chorus ‘Crooner’s entertained the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club members and guests at the opening of their week’s festivities. The Crooners sang a medley of songs assisted by the audience who were enjoying an excellent dinner, great fun was had by all.
  • May 19th Spring Concert – Parry: I Was Glad, Mendelssohn: Te Deum, Ave Maria, Schubert: Mass in G; (Orchestra: Albinoni: Concerto VIII, Op. 7) – All Saints’ Church, Ryde. Soloists: Miranda Johnson (Soprano,) Samir Savant (Tenor,) Martin Johnson (Bass)


  • December Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
  • July Summer Sing at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
  • April Bach: Magnificat, Handel: The King Shall Rejoice, My Heart is Inditing, Hayden: Insanae et Vanae Curae

2001 – 2010

  • May 2010 Mozart: Requiem, Handel: Te Deum
  • December 2010 There is no Rose
  • April 2009 Mendelssohn: Elijah
  • June 2009 Pastyme with Good Companye
  • October 2009 Singing for Schools (fundraising for Building Schools for Africa.)
  • April 2008 Brahms: Requiem, Monteverdi: Beatus Vir, Vivaldi: Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera.
  • June 2008 Draw on Sweet Night.
  • December 2008 Merrily on High.
  • June 2007 Beethoven: Mass in C, Fauré: Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine.
  • August 2007 Nautical but Nice.
  • December 2007 Gaudete (mediaeval music.)
  • March 2006 Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart: Vespers Regina Coeli, Haydn: Missa in Tempore Bella.
  • December 2006 I Saw Three Ships
  • May 2005 Handel: Coronation Music, Coronation Anthems, Haydn: Salve Regina, Mozart: Coronation Mass in C.
  • December 2005 Wassail
  • May 2004 St John Passion.
  • December 2004 Rutter: Quem Pastores, Handel: My Heart is Inditing, In Dulce Jubilo
  • April 2003 Mozart: Requiem, Vivaldi: Gloria
  • December 2003 Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols, A Great and Mighty Wonder.
  • April 2002 Fauré: Requiem, Poulenc: Gloria, Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs.
  • December 2001 Wilcox: Rejoice and be Merry, On This Day Rejoice, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Christmas Carol.
  • July 2001 Songs of the Sea
  • March 2001 Bach: Magnificat, Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Mozart: Exultate.

2000 and earlier

  • March 2000 Missa Luba, Missa Creole
  • December 2000 Handel – Messiah
  • June 1999 Fauré – Requiem
  • March 1999 Orff – Carmina Burana
  • June 1998 McCartney – Liverpool Oratorio
  • November 1996 Haydn – Nelson Mass; Monteverdi – Beatus Vir
  • January 1995 Brahms – Requiem; Monteverdi – Beatus Vir
  • December 1994 Handel – Coronation Anthems
  • June 1994 Selections from Carmen, Les Miserables, Oliver
  • June 1991 Songs for a Summer Evening

Other concerts with Richard Hutchins – dates unknown:

  • Haydn – Nelson Mass; Monteverdi – Beatus Vir
  • Mendelssohn – Hymn of Praise; Vivaldi – Gloria
  • Rutter – Requiem; Mozart – Requiem