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.
Autumn Concert – 20th November – All Saints Church, Kingston
KCS celebrated its return to the concert stage with a programme of glorious Classical works. Mozart’s grand ‘Coronation Mass’ was paired with a charming Magnificat by Johann Christian Bach, before Haydn’s mighty ‘Nelson’ Mass provided a fitting climax. Thanks are due to our wonderful soloists Anita Watson (soprano), Catherine Hopper (alto), Nick Pritchard (tenor) and Ashley Riches (bass) and the fantastic Purcell Orchestra.
Christmas Concert – Saturday 18th December – St Andrew’s Church – Make We Merry
KCS is delighted to present its traditional Christmas concert, which includes a beautiful new festive cantata by David Bednall as well as traditional carols for choir and audience alike.
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
Organist: Aeron Preston
Please see below our Covid guidance for the concert.
Covid guidance for audience members:
We are delighted to be singing again after a long absence, and look forward to welcoming you to our forthcoming concert.
In line with current guidelines and recommended practice, we are taking steps to ensure that our performers and audience members can be confident that they will be joining us within a Covid-secure environment.
Out of consideration for others, we ask that you be willing to demonstrate that you have been double vaccinated, or have a negative PCR or Lateral Flow test result taken no more than 48 hours before the event.
We are requiring our singers and musicians to take a test before the concert to ensure that they too are Covid-free.
As a further safeguard please wear a face covering when arriving, leaving and circulating around the venue, and preferably also during the performance. During the interval we will open the doors to increase ventilation and allow you the opportunity to take your interval break outside.
If, having booked your ticket, you develop Covid symptoms and/ or test positive, please do let us know at email@example.com and refrain from joining the event.