Musical Director: Andrew Griffiths
One of Surrey’s leading choirs, focussing on high-quality classical concerts. Kingston Choral Society is a vibrant, 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 of the highest calibre. 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 Power of Song – 29 June 2019 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
It was a very enjoyable concert on Saturday evening, with our performance of Tavener’s Svyati, Vierne’s Les Angélus, Bruch’s Die Macht des Gesanges and Duruflé’s Requiem. Many thanks to our wonderful soloists Jessica Gillingwater and Gareth Brynmor John and to our splendid musicians: Clare O’Connell (cello) and James Orford (piano/organ).
NEXT CONCERT: Mendelssohn: St Paul – 16 November 2019 – All Saints Church, Kingston
The popularity of Elijah has too long obscured Mendelssohn’s enchanting St Paul, which tells the story of the conversion of St Paul in a sequence of dazzling choruses and meltingly lovely arias. Three rising stars of the opera world join KCS as we reveal the drama and beauty of this unjustly neglected score.
Soprano: Anna Patalong
Tenor: Alex Sprague
Bass: Thomas Faulkner
with the Thames Sinfonia
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths