Ryton Chorale

by | 7 July 2021 | Hobbies, Music, Retford

July sees the start of the Ryton Chorale’s summer break after three terms of Monday evening Zoom rehearsals and three YouTube recordings – the latest of which, Sing We and Chant It by Thomas Morley was released at the end of June.
Considering the restrictions the choir has been under, and, like so many other choirs, still is, it is a commendable achievement to have the three recorded pieces – all very different, challenging and exciting. Getting to grips with the necessary technology has also been challenging. Fortunately, conductor Simon Lumby has the expertise to make the productions possible.
The choir has been delighted to welcome two new singers who now join in with the online rehearsals. For details of membership and repertoire, contact can be made by email on sing@rytonchorale.org.uk.
Looking ahead to the autumn season, the first concert since lockdown is planned for Saturday 6th November at 7.30pm at The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop. Tickets remain at their pre-COVID price of £10.00. Tickets will be on sale in September from choir members and at The Crossing. They may be ordered by email on tickets@rytonchorale.org.uk. School age children are admitted free of charge.
The choir is justifiably proud of its achievements this last year and is now looking forward to its 40th anniversary in 2022. Plans are in place for the choir’s celebratory year, with a specially commissioned work by local composer Martin Ellerby. In the meantime, there are the November and Christmas concerts this year to re-establish Ryton Chorale’s belief in bringing beautiful music to local audiences.