Choristers Sing in The Season!

Chapel Royal Choristers processed through John Lewis Kinston on Saturday 24th November to launch the Christmas shopping season. The boys sang Christmas carols to the delight of the hundreds of shoppers in the store. As a seasonal gesture, The Choral Foundation, the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Place donated tickets for their concert held in the Chapel on 20th November which were raffled by the store earlier in the week to raise money for a local food bank charity.

 

November Fundraising Concert at The Chapel Royal-a Huge Success!

The Fundraising Concert in aid of The Choral Foundation on Tuesday 20th November at The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace was a huge success, raising over £6,000.

Thank you to all the performers including the Gentlemen and Choristers of The Chapel Royal, Rufus Frowde, organist and Lesley Shrigley Jones, cellist, and Musical Director of The Chapel Royal, Carl Jackson MVO. The performance was enthusiastically received by the audience which filled the Chapel Royal.

Proceeds from the concert will go to The Choral Foundation, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, which is a registered charity with the aim of raising funds to ensure that boys from every walk of life have the opportunity of a free first class musical education.

Fundraising Concert on 20 November at 7:45 PM

The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace will be opening its doors to the public for a special concert of choral, organ and cello music. This is a unique opportunity to hear the famous Chapel Royal Choir of men and boys after dark in the atmospheric surrounds of Hampton Court Palace.
Doors open at 7.15pm and the concert will feature the Choir of HM Chapel Royal, Rufus Frowde, organist and Lesley Shrigley Jones, cellist, conducted by Musical Director of The Chapel Royal, Carl Jackson MVO.
The programme of music will be framed by two magnificent and imposing choral items: Zadok the Priest and Hallelujah (from ‘Messiah’) by George Frideric Handel, Composer of Music for the Chapel Royal. It will also include three pieces from the ‘Choirbook for The Queen’, a collection of forty-four contemporary anthems published to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, and which has been used during the year by eighty cathedral, collegiate and choral foundations.

Proceeds from the concert will go to The Choral Foundation, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, which is a registered charity with the aim of raising funds to ensure that boys from every walk of life have the opportunity of a free first class musical education.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music is a Patron of The Choral Foundation and said this about the Concert: “I am delighted to support this evening of choral and cello music being held in the beautiful surroundings of The Chapel Royal, to raise funds to further the objectives of The Foundation. It is a particular joy to see that the Choir is being joined by the cellist Lesley Shrigley Jones who worked with me in my ensemble The Fires of London.”

Cellist Lesley Shrigley Jones, who lives locally in Teddington will join the choir for items by Rutter, Duruflé and Franck in addition to playing solo cello pieces by J.C. and J.S. Bach.
Tickets are available online via the Hampton Court Palace website http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/ listed under “What’s on” or by telephoning 0844 482 7799, at a cost of £25.