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Music Performance at Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway's Department of Music offers a variety of exciting performance opportunities.

Music performance at Royal Holloway is rapidly growing and developing: currently we offer a myriad of ensembles of all shapes, sizes, and genres, including a Symphony Orchestra, Chapel Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and New Music Collective, and variously can also offer an Andean Band, a Korean Percussion Group and a Gamelan Orchestra (Gamelan Puloganti). Choral Music comprises the Royal Holloway Chorus, Founder's Choir and renowned Chapel Choir; the Chapel Choir sings regularly at Royal Holloway and further afield, broadcasts on the BBC and engages in tours abroad. Students from across campus are also encouraged to apply for the annual Royal Holloway Concerto Competition, a unique opportunity to perform alongside one of the College's fine orchestras.

In addition, each year there are new student-run ensembles that vary depending on the tastes and interests of current members of the department. Our student-run Big Band (Undergraduated) is very popular.

All of our students receive specialist guidance from not only our Royal Holloway-based experts but from a wide breadth of external professional artists and our Ensembles-in-Residence. These include The Tippett QuartetCHROMAThe King's SingersLondon Mozart Players and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Holloway is also an All-Steinway Institution and owns primarily Steinway and Steinway-designed instruments.

The Concert Office is the hub of performance in the department. Based here is Rebecca Miller, Director of Orchestras, and Nathan James Dearden, the College's Performance Manager. The Concert Office will happily provide information and help regarding the concert season, the orchestras and ensembles, Royal Holloway instruments and chamber days. You may also wish to contact our Instrumental & Vocal Tutor Coordinator, Dr Daniel Elphick, to address any queries regarding the instrumental and vocal lessons available to Music students.

As of summer 2019, the Department of Music will host a biennial three-day music festival, REPLAY Festival, showcasing the very best of music performance at Royal Holloway.

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