One of Surrey’s leading choirs, focussing on high-quality classical concerts.
Kingston Choral Society is a friendly mixed-voice choir based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. We give four concerts a year, mostly in Kingston and Surbiton, but also in Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, performing with professional orchestras and soloists. Our concerts cover a wide range of music from the 17th century through to the present day, including new works.
We have about 130 singers and welcome new members. Please browse through the site to find out more about us. We normally rehearse in The Hollyfield School, Surbiton, on Thursday evenings.
The choir demonstrated its versatility in its last concert with a programme including works by contemporary composers Jonathan Dove and Howard Skempton as well as Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Stanford.
NEXT CONCERT: VERDI REQUIEM – SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2015 – CADOGAN HALL
For its return to Cadogan Hall, Kingston Choral Society is joined by Londinium, the Thames Sinfonia and a superb quartet of soloists to scale one of the greatest of all choral summits. Verdi’s searingly dramatic Requiem, once described as “an opera in ecclesiastical robes”, spans a breath-taking range of colour and emotion. From the thrillingly ferocious Dies Irae to the touching simplicity of the Agnus Dei, this will be an unforgettable occasion.
Rachel Nicholls : Soprano
Jennifer Johnston : Mezzo Soprano
Andrew Staples : Tenor
David Soar : Bass
With Londinium and Thames Sinfonia
FRIDAY 10 JULY
Finally, some of us are joining our Canadian namesake from Kingston, Ontario, in our own Kingston Parish Church for ‘Till the Boys Come Home’, a concert of World War I songs.