RHC Concert Series

The 2013 Concert Series has now finished - thank you for your support. 

The 2013 Concert Series included new faces and also, by popular demand, return visits of artists who have so enjoyed performing in the unique setting and fine acoustic of The Chapel.

The first concert was a performance of Benjamin Britten's much-loved mini opera Noye's Fludde. Celebrating the Royal Hospital Chelsea's place in the community, performers in this Concert included pupils from The Chelsea Academy, Christ Church School, St Barnabas and Thomas's School. 

The London Conchord Ensemble returned for our 10th Anniversary year after performing in our opening concert in 2004. Now recognised as one of the finest chamber ensembles worldwide, this season also saw them celebrate their own 10th birthday.

The Zemlinsky Quartet formed in 1994 and have become a much lauded example of the Czech string quartet tradition. Featuring music from Mozart, Schubert and Smetana, this was a very enjoyable evening.

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital is one of the finest church choirs in London and attracts capacity audiences. For the 10th Anniversary this concert was spectacular, with performances of Israel in Egypt, Zadok the Priest and a selection of pieces from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.You can read a review of the performance here.

Our final performance was from the acclaimed David Rees-Williams Trio, uniting the very best of classical and jazz music with highlights from their album 'Ex Mass' to put everyone in the mood for the festive season. Featured on Sean Rafferty's Radio 3 programme, this concert was a fantastic end to the RHC Concert Series 2013. You can listen to clips of their music here.

The RHC Concerts, which continues to showcase the talents of both internationally renowned musicians and gifted young artists, is now in its tenth year and firmly established in London's musical calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to the remarkable and historical Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Home of the Chelsea Pensioners for the 2014 Concert Series.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

  • Savills
  • Peregrine Bryant
  • The Bowerman Charitable Trust  
  • Dunard Fund
  • The Chapel Music Foundation