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 by contemporary composers.
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.
In the final concert of the year KCS remembered The Christmas Truce and sang traditional English, French and German carols. The performance explored the extraordinary story of the 1914 Christmas truce, and included carols that were sung on that night in the trenches. There were also very moving readings from soldiers’ letters, including one to a Kingston-based family that was published in the Surrey Comet.
CAROL SINGING AT BENTALLS
KCS will be Carol Singing in Bentalls on Wednesday 17 December between 6.00-8.00 pm on behalf of the Shooting Star Hospice. We shall be on the Ground Floor near the entrance to the shop. Please come along and support us!
MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT
KCS are delighted to be participating in the Mayor’s Christmas Concert in aid of the Mayor’s Charitable Trust on Friday 19 December 2014 in the Council Chamber at the Guildhall, Kingston. Other performers include Hannah Kirk (Soloist) and the Kingston and New Malden Scout and Guide Band. Doors open at 7pm and the concert at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 adults / £5 children / £8 concessions and include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and a mince pie.
NEXT CONCERT: SONGS OF THE FLEET – SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015 – KINGSTON PARISH CHURCH
For its spring concert, KCS is joined by baritone Dawid Kimberg and accompanist William Vann for a feast of British music, including rousing works by Stanford, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and the dazzling sound-worlds of Jonathan Dove and Howard Skempton.