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.
Saturday 28 November 2015
As part of the Kingston Festival of the Voice, KCS performed Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and Beethoven’s Mass in C, both pieces commissioned by the same patron, Prince Nikolaus of Esterházy. A full audience was there to appreciate these two beautiful masses, full of melodic invention and orchestral colour.
NEXT CONCERT: O Come, O Come Emmanuel – 19 December 2015 – St Andrew’s Parish Church, Surbiton
KCS will present a varied programme of music and carols appropriate to the season of Advent. Alongside works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Stanford and many others, we pay tribute to the late Sir David Willcocks with a selection of his peerless arrangements. There will also be carols for the audience to sing, plus plenty of mince pies to add to the seasonal cheer!
Organist: William Vann