Roudolfus Choir


Ralph Allwood conductor

Tallis: Thou wast,O God, and thou wast blest
Bruckner: Pange lingua
Tallis: Jesu, Salvator saeculi
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G (organ solo)
Johann Eberlin: Dextera domini
Stanford: The Bluebird
Eric Whitacre: Water Night
Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord
Tallis: Salvator mundi
Bruckner: Christus factus est pro nobis
Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor (organ solo)
Allegri: Miserere mei
Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum
Eric Whitacre: Sleep



The Rodolfus Choir is made up of singers aged 25 and younger who have been chosen from past and present members of the Eton College Choral Courses for prospective choral scholars. Each year these six-week-long summer courses attract some 350 students between the ages of 16 and 20, and of these perhaps a dozen are invited to join the Rodolfus Choir as places become vacant.

Since its foundation in 1984 the choir has toured in France, Italy, and Austria, and has appeared at many English festivals including two appearances at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester.

In the last two years the choir has been more active than ever, singing in several festivals (BBC Proms, Ryedale, Three Choirs, Snape Proms and the York Early Music Festival), making three CDs, and broadcasting on Songs of Praise.

Its recent recordings include music as diverse as Monteverdi, Grier, Tallis and German Romantic motets. All have attracted extremely complimentary press notices, with tracks broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.