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.
A Winter’s Night: Carols Old and New – 16 December 2017 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Our Christmas concert featured Cecilia McDowall’s festive cantata A Winter’s Night as its centrepiece, alongside traditional carols, a delicious selection of Christmas music from the Baroque to the present day and a mountain of mince pies! The audience joined in the carols with gusto and many thanks go to William Vann for his accompaniment and the lovely organ pieces.
This was Joan Child’s last concert as KCS President and our thanks go to her for all her support for the choir over the last 12 years.
NEXT CONCERT: Bach Mass in B Minor – 24 March 2018 – Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London
KCS is thrilled to return to Cadogan Hall, alongside a superb quartet of soloists and the period instruments of The Purcell Orchestra, to perform perhaps the greatest piece of choral music ever written: J.S. Bach’s mighty Mass in B Minor. Intended as compendium of everything that Bach had achieved in his lifetime, it contains music of every kind: majestic, overwhelming choruses, magnificent fugues, and arias of heart-rending beauty.
Soprano: Anna Devin
Alto: Katie Bray
Tenor: Nick Pritchard
Bass: Dingle Yandell
with The Purcell Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
Anna Devin has performed on some of the world’s great stages, including The Royal Opera, La Scala Milan, Teatro Reale Madrid, the BBC Proms and Carnegie Hall.
Katie Bray sings regularly for Opera North, English National Opera and English Touring Opera, and makes her debut with Welsh National Opera this season.
Nick Pritchard makes his Royal Opera House debut this season in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, and has sung for Opera North, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera and the Aldeburgh Festival.
Dingle Yandell makes his debut with Scottish Opera this season, and has sung for Garsington, Bach Collegium Japan, Arcangelo, Gabrieli Consort, Early Opera Company. He is currently an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ‘Rising Star’.
Tickets are available from the Cadogan Hall Box Office (020 7730 4500) and website