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.
Mendelssohn: St Paul – 16 November 2019 – All Saints Church, Kingston
It was a rousing performance of Mendelssohn’s enchanting St Paul, telling the story of the conversion of St Paul in a sequence of dazzling choruses and meltingly lovely arias. Many thanks to our three wonderful soloists: Alex Sprague, Thomas Faulkner and in particular to Madeleine Pierard, who stood in at short notice, as Anna Patalong was unfortunately ill. Thames Sinfonia provided superb accompaniment.
Thanks are also due to the community charity Good Gym, who ably assisted us with the set up of the church prior to the concert.
NEXT CONCERT: Christus natus est! – 14 December 2019 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Cecilia McDowall’s exuberant cantata Christus natus est is quickly becoming a Christmas classic. We perform it at the climax of a varied sequence of festive words and music, alongside traditional carols for all to sing, and mince pies for all to enjoy!
Organ: William Vann
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths