Welcome to the YouTube channel of the Royal Choral Society. The choir was formed for the opening of London's Royal Albert Hall in 1871. HM The Queen is our Patron and HRH the Duke of Kent is our President. Since our debut we have performed under the batons of the world's greatest composers, including Verdi, Gounod and Elgar. Our current Music Director, Richard Cooke, took over the baton from his distinguished predecessors in 1995. This channel will host short clips from our recent performances. If you'd like to hear the RCS live in concert, or are interested in joining the choir please visit