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The Rodolfus Choir

The Rodolfus Choir

 The Rodolfus Choir was founded in 1983 from the most accomplished singers from the summer choral courses, now known as the Eton Choral Courses. To date over 130 of these week-long courses have been held all over the country. The choir’s first activity was a tour of Italy and Southern Germany, and since then they have toured regularly, including three visits to America. Their 16 recordings include two of the music of Francis Grier, one of large-scale arrangements of 19th-century orchestral works and songs by Clytus Gottwald, the Monteverdi Vespers and the Bach B minor Mass. The last six CDs have been brought out by Signum.

As well as regular broadcasts on BBC Radio, the Rodolfus Choir is developing a profile for work on film and television. Recent projects have included working with James Horner at Abbey Road Studios to record the soundtrack to the current Romeo and Juliet film. The choir returned here in July 2013 to record Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the English Chamber Orchestra. 2013 marked the Anniversary of the Rodolfus Choir, celebrated with a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall and a Gala Concert at St John’s Smith Square on New Year’s Eve.

 

With a sound hailed as ‘unspeakably beautiful‘ by Gramophone, the Rodolfus Choir has established itself firmly over a period of thirty years as one of the leading young choirs in the United Kingdom; during which time they have developed a lasting reputation for their commitment to the very highest level of musicality. Comprising some of the finest young singers in the country, its members are all alumni of the famous Eton Choral Courses. Conducted by their founder Ralph Allwood, the fresh and vibrant sound of the choir is a reflection of their profound sensitivity to dynamic contrast, blend and phrasing. The group have become renowned for their imaginative programming, their innovative and exciting performances, as well as for their extensive array of prestigious recordings.

 

You can visit the Rodolfus Choir at their website http://www.rodolfuschoir.co.uk/