Musical Director: Andrew Griffiths
JOB OPPORTUNITY – Rehearsal Accompanist
After eleven years, our much-valued rehearsal accompanist has moved away from London, creating an opportunity for an accomplished and motivated musician to join Kingston Choral Society (KCS) to accompany rehearsals at the piano. KCS rehearses on Thursday evenings between 8-10pm at the Hollyfield School, Surbiton, a five-minute walk from Surbiton Station.
With a membership of over 100 singers, KCS has gained a reputation for quality music making across a wide spectrum of the choral repertoire. We are led by our talented and renowned Musical Director Andrew Griffiths, and our concerts feature professional musicians and both emerging and leading soloists. You can read more about us and our concerts on other pages of this website. We are a friendly group, and engage with the local community by involving ourselves in outreach projects, including school and care home visits and carol singing.
We are looking for a talented and versatile pianist, who is committed to making music as part of a friendly community music group, and who will play a vital role in supporting the Musical Director and the choir so that we sing in rehearsals with increasing confidence and polish.
The application deadline is 5.00pm on 1 October 2021.
We anticipate that the successful candidate will join us in January 2022.
If you are interested in applying, the job description can be found here.
KINGSTON CHORAL SOCIETY
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.
Summer Concert – 26th June – All Saints Church, Kingston
We were sadly unable to sing for our concert due to the current Covid guidance. However, a socially-distanced audience of 60 choir members enjoyed a splendid short musical evening organised by our Musical DirectorAndrew Griffiths Members of Stile Antico (Rebecca Hickey – soprano, Cara Curran – alto, Andrew Griffiths – tenor and James Arthur – bass) treated us to some madrigals, which were followed excerpts from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces played by our very talented accompanist Leanne Singh-Levett. Finally, the tenor Peter Harris sang Schumann’s Dichterliebe for us, accompanied by Leanne Singh-Levett.
Autumn Concert – 20th November – All Saints Church, Kingston
KCS celebrates its return to the concert stage with a programme of glorious Classical works with Thames Sinfonia. Mozart’s grand ‘Coronation Mass’ is paired with a charming Magnificat by Johann Christian Bach, before Haydn’s mighty ‘Nelson’ Mass provides a fitting climax. Though clouds occasionally gather, as befits a work with the subtitle ‘Mass in troubled times’, Haydn’s irrepressible spirit shines through, carrying all adversity with it.
Soloists to be confirmed.
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