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.
Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem – 17 November 2018 – All Saints Church, Kingston
The audience enjoyed Brahms’ A German Requiem, a highly personal work: a humanist Requiem, focused not on judgment of the dead but on solace for those left behind, full of tenderness, comfort, and music of the most transcendent beauty. It was performed with the little-known Elegiac Ode by Stanford, a highly attractive work by one of Brahms’ most ardent disciples. The choir was accompanied by the excellent Thames Sinfonia and wonderful soloists Anita Watson and Dominic Sedgwick.
NEXT CONCERT: On Christmas Night – 15 December 2018 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Bob Chilcott’s enchanting sequence On Christmas Night forms the centrepiece of our Christmas concert, alongside traditional carols for all to sing, a delicious selection of familiar and less familiar festive music, and a formidable quantity of mince pies!
Organ: Will Vann
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths