Conductor   /   Masterclass Leader   /   Music Teacher   /   Composer

Ralph Allwood


Past Events

Adult Choral Course, Rodolfus Foundation

Come and join us for our first ever Rodolfus Foundation Choral Course for adults of all ages as we explore some of the best liturgical music under the expert direction of three inspirational choral directors – Ralph Allwood MBE, John Rutter CBE and Ben Parry.

You’ll sing services at Holy Sepulchre, The National Musicians' Church in Holborn and Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich. Rehearsals will be hosted at St Gabriel's Church in Pimlico and the Garry Weston Library within Southwark Cathedral. There are no auditions but some choral singing experience is helpful. Music can be sent out before the course.

Thursday 13th April - Sunday 16th April, 2023


Brandenburg Choral Festival - Sing Joyfully!

The Rodolfus Choir perform a programme inspired by William Byrd as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London. Including music by  Tallis, Purcell, Elgar, Parry and Ralph Allwood. Conducted by Ralph Allwood and Elinor Cooper.

18:00, Saturday 18th Feburary, 2023

St Stephens Gloucester Road, Kensington London SW7 4RL

Evensong at Holy Sepulcre

The Rodolfus Choir will sing evensong at Holy Sepulchre. The service is enitirely free to members of the congregation and will include Parry’s Magnificat, Emendemus in Melius by William Byrd and Byrd responses. Supporters are invited to join us for a drinks reception after the service.

17:15, Thursday 16th Feburary, 2023

Holy Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2DQ

Truth From Above: Festive Choral Concert
Rodolfus Choir

Ravishing choral music with a Christmas theme, including Vaughan Williams, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Tallis, Bach and Howells presented by the exceptionally talented Rodolfus Choir.

Drawn from Britain’s very finest young choral singers, The Rodolfus Choir “perform throughout with clarity, flawless intonation and an ideal blend, in repertoire that would tax the resources of a professional choir.“ BBC Music Magazine.

Friday, 30 December 2022, 7:30pm 

St Mary's Bathwick, Bath

Nine Lessons and Carols,
Pimlico Musical Foundation and Inner Voices

Join us for an evening for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with Pimlico Foundation Scholars and Teacher-Singers and Inner Voices.

Tuesday 13th December, 7pm

St Gabriel’s Church Pimlico

Earth, Sun and the Stars,
Pimlico Musical Foundation

Join us for PMF's spectacular winter concert Earth, Sun and the Stars joined with over 200 performers and professional musicians singing a selection of winter choral favourites including Schutz’ Magnificat, Essenvalds’ Stars, LaBarr’s The Wisdom of the Moon and others.

Featuring Foundation Scholars, Pimlico Chorus, Pimlico Children's Choir and local schools.

Wednesday 30th November, 7pm

St Gabriel’s Church Pimlico

Brandenburg presents Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir

An Autumn Bouquet including Harris, Britten, Swayne, Lassus, Pärt, Tallis, Allwood, Elgar, and Purcell

Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir
Ralph Allwood - Conductor

Saturday 19 November, 5.30pm

St Bartholomew the Great, W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS

Ralph’s 70th Birthday Concert, 30th April, St Gabriel’s Church Pimlico

Requiem op 48, Gabriel Fauré
Symphony no 4 in E minor op 98, Johannes Brahms

Brandenburg Sinfonia conducted by Ralph Allwood, who says

“My favourite of the wonderful Brahms Symphonies is no 4, but it is the only one I haven’t conducted. So I thought I would indulge myself on my birthday! Guest of Honour is the superb teacher who first introduced me to it in 1966, David Nield, who was Director of Music at Tiffin School, Kingston for his whole career. The choir will simply be those in the audience who sing. They will sit in a special area.  There will be drinks after, and the whole thing is in aid of the Pimlico Musical Foundatin”

3.15-4.30 Rehearsal for those wishing to sing.
5.30 Concert.

Choir of the Earth - National Anthem

In this Platinum Jubilee year, Choir of the Earth would like to present Her Majesty The Queen with a new recording of God Save The Queen on June 1st 2022

Ralph has written a new arrangement specially for this course. To accompany the Choir of the Earth, Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, will play the organ at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The rehearsal tracks are sung by members of The Rodolfus Choir.

At the end of these rehearsals, you are invited to record and send your own voice which will be combined in the studio to create the full choir.

Self Isolation Choir - Hymns

Following the success of the ABBA course, Ralph partned with SIC to unite 1000 people in the perforamce of eight hymns. 

The organs of Llandaff Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, Washington Cathedral, Belfast Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, All Saints Episcopal Church (TX, USA) and St Paul's Cathedral accompanied the peices.

Each hymn was introduced by familar faces including Stephen Fry, Sir Bryn Terfel, and Katherin Jenkins OBE.

Profits from this project were donated to the RSCM, Cathedral Music Trust, The Choral Evensong Trust, and the Rodolfus Foundation.

Self Isolation Choir - ABBA

Launced in March 2020 to provide choral opportunities during the pandemic, the Self Isolation Choir has seen 12,000 participants since its inception. 

Ralph and Lora Sansun have arranged  five ABBA pieces for SATB voices. Over the course of three weeks Ralph taught these pieces which participants then recorded for a final concert on 13th March 2021. The final choir amounted to over 600 singers.

More information about the course can be found here.

Virtual Evensong

Ralph directed the Rodolfus Foundation’s #VirtualEvensong on the 19th May 2020. The broadcast, made of of 900 submissions, saw over 8,000 viewers during the premiere on YouTube. The full service can still be viewed below. 

The project, in association with, is in aid of the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund, set up by the Friends of Cathedral Music and the Ouseley Church Music Trust.

Telegraph Review - ‘Bedroom singing taken to a whole new level’