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.
Christus natus est! – 14 December 2019 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Our Christmas concert included Cecilia McDowall’s exuberant cantata Christus natus est, which is quickly becoming a Christmas classic. The concert also included some beautiful recently composed carols, alongside traditional carols for all to sing, and mince pies for all to enjoy! Huge thanks are due to the wonderful organist William Vann.
NEXT CONCERT: Handel Coronation Anthems, Bach Magnificat and Rameau Suite from Dardanus – 21 March 2020 – All Saints Church, Kingston
In a scintillating evening of Baroque music, we contrast the virtuosity of Bach’s Magnificat with the opulent splendour of Handel’s Coronation Anthems – including the famous Zadok the Priest. For this musical feast, KCS is joined by an exciting quintet of young soloists from the Royal College of Music, and the superb period-instrument musicians of the Purcell Orchestra.
Sopranos: Charlotte Bowden, Stephanie Hershaw
Alto: Emily Sierra
Tenor: Matthew Keighley
Bass: Edward Jowle
With the Purcell Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
KCS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert.