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.
Haydn: The Seasons – 25 March 2017
There was a full church for our performance of Haydn’s final oratorio, The Seasons, which overflows with invention and originality, celebrating the natural world in all its magnificence. Special thanks to our wonderful soloists and Thames Sinfonia, with their blazing horns and trumpets, made the evening even more memorable.
NEXT CONCERT: The Turning Year – 1 July 2017 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Our season closes with an enthralling evening of musical discoveries that brings together three contrasting works depicting the passing of time. Jonathan Dove’s beguiling cycle The Passing of the Year charts a journey from spring to winter, whilst the delightfully nostalgic The Turning Year by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, a student of Vaughan Williams, begins in summer and ends in spring. Selections from Tchaikovsky’s Seasons for piano complete a richly varied programme.
Leanne Singh-Levett: Piano