The Choir of Royal Holloway

The Choir of Royal Holloway is unique in the UK as the only collegiate choir with a weekly programme of services and concerts, and is considered to be one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain. The choir gives 50 or more concerts a year in the UK and abroad. The choir has collaborated, performed and recorded with many prestigious ensembles, including the King’s Singers, BBC Singers, London Mozart Players, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Onyx Brass, Fretwork, and the Britten Sinfonia.

Through the success of their recording catalogue and subsequent live performances, the choir has developed a reputation for the performance of music from the Baltic region. The choir has also enjoyed fruitful collaborations with many living composers and is in much demand for recording projects. Their recent recording Winter Songs with Ola Gjeilo was No. 1 in the UK and US iTunes chart.

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    The Choir of Royal Holloway presents the debut recording of Pierre Villette’s Messe Da Pacem in a new arrangement for choir and organ by Rupert Gough. Alongside the Mass is Villette’s well-known Hymne à la Vierge, and works by contemporary Parisian composer Yves Castagnet recorded here for the first time. The album opens with a new choral arrangement of Ravel’s ever-popular Pavane pour une infante défunte. The Choir is...