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.
Bach Mass in B Minor – 24 March 2018 – Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London
KCS was thrilled to return to Cadogan Hall to perform perhaps the greatest piece of choral music ever written: J.S. Bach’s mighty Mass in B Minor. Our thanks to the superb soloists, Anna Devin, Katie Bray, Nick Pritchard and Dingle Yandell, and to the wonderful Purcell Orchestra. It was a joy to perform this great work.
NEXT CONCERT: A Night at the Opera – 30 June 2018 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
We are hugely excited to spend ‘A Night at the Opera’ with two of today’s fastest-rising stars: Australian soprano Lauren Fagan, who has already sung leading roles at The Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera Holland Park, and British tenor David Butt Philip, whose recent engagements have included The Royal Opera, Glyndebourne and English National Opera. They join KCS for an unforgettable evening of ravishing arias, duets and choruses, including music by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Dvořák and – naturally – Puccini’s Nessun dorma.
Soprano: Lauren Fagan
Tenor: David Butt Philip
Piano: Leanne Singh-Levett
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
COLLABORATION CONCERT: Peace at Last – The Boys Come Home – 7 July 2018 – All Saints Church, Kingston
Canadian Collaboration Concert with North Lakeshore Chorus – a visiting choir from Canada (including members of Kingston Choral Society in Kingston, Ontario).
A musical tribute to the Canadian soldiers who served their King and Country, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War.
The concert programme will include popular war-time music and songs and also the Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem.
Piper – Garret Rodgers
Guest Conductors – Ian Juby and Matthew Bell