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 by contemporary composers.
We have about 120 singers and welcome new members. Please browse through the site to find out more about us. We normally rehearse in Hollyfield School, Surbiton.
A large audience enjoyed our performance of Haydn’s Creation in Cadogan Hall on 16 November. We sang with the marvellous Thames Sinfonia and three outstanding soloists: Sophie Bevan, Robert Murray and David Wilson-Johnson, who flew in from Amsterdam at short notice, all under the inspiring direction of our conductor Andrew Griffiths.
Ringing in Christmas with St Mary’s Teddington Bells on 14 December
For its Christmas concert, Kingston Choral Society is joined by St Mary’s Teddington Bells in a feast of seasonal music. KCS sings a varied selection of Christmas works on the theme of bells by composers including Rutter, Willcocks, Matthias. Richard Hills, a recitalist at this year’s Proms, plays solo works on the organ, whilst St Mary’s Teddington Bells will perform music for handbells. And of course, the audience is invited to join us in singing traditional carols. The perfect way to prepare for Christmas!
For details of the venue and box office, please refer to the concerts page.