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.
Let Us Garlands Bring – 5 March 2016
KCS marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a deliciously varied programme of Shakespearean music. The choir performed Vaughan Williams’ cantata based on The Merry Wives of Windsor, a fascinating tribute by the 18th century composer Thomas Linley and the seductive Songs and Sonnets by jazz pianist George Shearing. Marcus Farnsworth also performed Finzi’s Shakespeare songs beautifully. KCS was delighted to be accompanied by Leanne Singh-Levett on piano and Elena Hull on double bass.
NEXT CONCERT: Handel’s Solomon – 2 July 2016 – Kingston Parish Church
Sopranos: Anna Devin and Máire Flavin
Countertenor: James Laing
Tenor: Anthony Gregory
and the Purcell Orchestra
To close its season, KCS is joined by the Purcell Orchestra and some of Britain’s finest young Handel singers for the superb oratorio Solomon. The story of the great Old Testament king is told in a dazzlingly inventive stream of rousing choruses and ravishing arias, climaxing in the celebrated ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’.