Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Choral Society

RBCS is a friendly non-audition mixed-voice amateur community choir based in Rotherhithe, Southwark, south-east London.

Our aim is to practise and perform good music to suit a variety of tastes, and have a good time in the process.

We rehearse from 8.00 to 9.45 pm every Tuesday during term-time at the Time & Talents community centre, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE.

Spring term runs from 9 January to 10 April 2018. We are rehearsing JS Bach’s St John Passion for our Spring concert at St James’s Church, Bermondsey on 14 April.

New members are always welcome for all voice parts. If you enjoy singing and are interested in joining us, please contact us, or just come along to the next rehearsal. See our Join us page for more details of membership.

 

NEWS

EVENTS

 

  • CAROL SINGING ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
    in Trafalgar Square
    Thursday 21 December 2017, 7–8pm.

 

  • WINTER CONCERT 2017
    Seasonal music including Francis Poulenc’s Christmas Motets
    (Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël)
    Saturday 2 December 2017, 7pm,
    St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe – St Marychurch Street, SE16 4JE.

 

  • ILLUMINATE ROTHERHITHE 2017
    On 23 November, members of RBCS took part in the Mayflower Concert at St Mary’s Church – part of the inaugural Illuminate Rotherhithe festival.
    Click on the image below to watch a video of the concert.

 

 

  • SUMMER CONCERT 2017
    Carl Orff’s  Carmina Burana and music from mediaeval Europe

RBCS Community Choir
directed by Sue Heath-Downey

plus the wonderful Boutcher Primary School Choir
with soloists Kirsty McLean (soprano) and Panos Ntourntoufis (tenor)
accompanied by percussion and two pianos

TIME: Saturday 8 July 2017, 7.30
PLACE: St Peter and the Guardian Angels Church,
Paradise Street, SE16 4QD
(off King’s Stairs Gardens, near The Angel pub)

Download a flyer here.

 

 

 

 

  • RBCS IN THE COMMUNITY

Funday1_cropOn Saturday 19th September 2015, members of RBCS sang at Cherry Garden TRA Fun Day, to celebrate the refurbishment of the TRA Hall.

The organisers said, ‘A great big thanks to you and all your singers for your brilliant contribution to our Fun Day. It was such a lovely finale!Funday2_crop

Thank you, Cherry Gardens TRA, for inviting us! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

 

 
RBCS and friends sing Verdi’s
Requiem at St James’s, Bermondsey, 5th April 2014
Photography by Thea Downey

 

Singing in Brunel’s Thames Tunnel, May 2013

 

We are proud and honoured to have won a Southwark Civic Award for our community activities.

Civic_award_2013

Please click on the image to see a full-scale version.