Royal Holloway in Concert 2021
Rupert Gough, Royal Holloway's Director of Choral Music, invites you to explore our previous concerts at St John's Smith Square in London, as well as the recording of Pearl of Freedom by The Choir of Royal Holloway and the London Mozart Players.
Commissioned for Royal Holloway in Concert in 2018, Pearl of Freedom tells the story of Royal Holloway alumna Emily Wilding Davison's collision with the King's Horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby. Listen to the full work in this film commissioned by the composer, Joanna Marsh, and created by Ivo Lemmerlijn using illustrations by Harriet Morris.
Have you ever wondered what goes into the recording of classical music? Watch this short behind-the-scenes look at the Choir of Royal Holloway and London Mozart players as they came together during the summer heatwave of 2018 in a unique recording studio.
The global pandemic has not stopped our orchestral scholars from making music in 2020/21 as Director of Orchestras, Rebecca Miller, explains. Hear about innovative projects including Beethoven 2020, Reorchestrating Society and a look forward to celebrating the works of Bach in 2021.
Royal Holloway's last visit to St John's Smith Square to date. This packed concert in January 2020 saw the choir, orchestra and London Mozart Players come together to perform Beethoven's Symphony No 9, 'Ave Maris Stella' by Cecilia McDowall and a special commission marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, 'Number 9, Number 9' by Andrea Tarrodi.
A brief look at 2019's concert performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway, Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players. The programme included Mendelssohn's ‘Italian’ Symphony No 4, 'Lamia' by Dorothy Howell, and 'Lux aeterna' by Morten Lauridsen.
Watch the highlights of the 2018 concert at St John's Smith Square, celebrating the centenary of Women's Suffrage with a special commission, 'Pearl of Freedom', commemorating Emily Wilding Davison. This was performed alongside 'Serenade to Music' by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Beethoven's Symphony No 5.
A short look back at where the current series of concerts began. Royal Holloway returned to St John's Smith Square with the London Mozart Players after a number of years away, with a selection of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.
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Find out more about our musical scholarships as well as some of the things our choir and orchestra have been doing before and during the global pandemic