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 100 singers and welcome new members to join us.
Da Vinci Requiem – 18th November – All Saints Church, Kingston
This concert was a feast of superb British music, including George Dyson‘s Hierusalem ; its gentle lyricism contrasted with the energy of Britten‘s early Te Deum and Grace Williams’ plangent Elegy for Strings. The climax of our programme was provided by Cecilia McDowall‘s wonderful Da Vinci Requiem, written in 2019 to mark the quincentenary of the artist’s death, and we were privileged to have the composer in the audience. Many thanks are due to our brilliant soloists Katherine Crompton and Gareth Brynmor John and the wonderful Thames Sinfonia.
NEXT CONCERT: 16th December – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Our Christmas Concert is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with your family and friends. Ronald Corp‘s delightful A Christmas Mass, based on festive melodies, forms the centrepiece of our Christmas concert, which also includes seasonal favourites and carols for the audience to join in singing, all fuelled by interval drinks and mince pies.
Ronald Corp: A Christmas Mass
Organ: Gavin Roberts
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
Kingston Choral Society are grateful for the financial support from the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust
We want to ensure the safety of our audience members and performers. If you are considering attending our event, please stay away if you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose or a temperature, or if you have come into recent close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We encourage audience members to protect themselves and each other by wearing face coverings.