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.
Summer Concert – 26th June – All Saints Church, Kingston
We were sadly unable to sing for our concert due to the current Covid guidance. However, a socially-distanced audience of 60 choir members enjoyed a splendid short musical evening organised by our Musical DirectorAndrew Griffiths Members of Stile Antico (Rebecca Hickey – soprano, Cara Curran – alto, Andrew Griffiths – tenor and James Arthur – bass) treated us to some madrigals, which were followed excerpts from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces played by our very talented accompanist Leanne Singh-Levett. Finally, the tenor Peter Harris sang Schumann’s Dichterliebe for us, accompanied by Leanne Singh-Levett.
Autumn Concert – 20th November – All Saints Church, Kingston
KCS celebrates its return to the concert stage with a programme of glorious Classical works with Thames Sinfonia. Mozart’s grand ‘Coronation Mass’ is paired with a charming Magnificat by Johann Christian Bach, before Haydn’s mighty ‘Nelson’ Mass provides a fitting climax. Though clouds occasionally gather, as befits a work with the subtitle ‘Mass in troubled times’, Haydn’s irrepressible spirit shines through, carrying all adversity with it.
Anna Devin Soprano
Catherine Hopper Alto
Nick Pritchard Tenor
Ashley Riches Bass
Andrew Griffiths Conductor
with the Thames Sinfonia
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