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.
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.
Handel’s Solomon – 2 July 2016
KCS ended the 2015-16 season with Handel’s superb oratorio Solomon. The story of the great Old Testament king was told in a dazzlingly inventive stream of rousing choruses and ravishing arias, climaxing in the celebrated ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’. KCS was delighted to be joined by the Purcell Orchestra and some of Britain’s finest young Handel singers: Sopranos Anna Devin and Máire Flavin, Countertenor James Laing and Tenor Nick Pritchard.
NEXT CONCERT: Sweet Thames, Run Softly – 26 November 2016 – All Saints Church, Kingston
Our season opens with a feast of English music: an early masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region by Vaughan Williams and a wonderful, haunting Requiem by ex-King’s Singer Bob Chilcott frame a delicious rarity: George Dyson’s glorious vision of an Elizabethan pageant, Sweet Thames, Run Softly, performed just a few hundred metres from the river.
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Dyson: Sweet Thames, Run Softly
Soprano: Jennifer Davis
Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy
Baritone: Gareth Brynmor John
with Thames Sinfonia