Welcome to the Kingston Choral Society website

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.

On Christmas Night – 15 December 2018 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
The audience enjoyed Bob Chilcott’s enchanting sequence On Christmas Night and traditional carols at the KCS Christmas concert. It was a delicious selection of familiar and less familiar festive music, and a formidable quantity of mince pies were consumed! Many thanks to William Vann who provided the organ accompaniment and played a wonderful organ solo.

NEXT CONCERT: Handel Messiah – 30 March 2019 – All Saints Church, Kingston
Handel’s Messiah needs no introduction; it has been a firm favourite ever since its triumphant premiere in 1742. An exciting quartet of young soloists joins KCS and the period instruments of the Purcell Orchestra to perform this wonderful sequence of beautiful arias and memorable choruses, climaxing with the unforgettable ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.

Soprano: Milly Forrest
Countertenor: Timothy Morgan
Tenor: Joel Williams
Bass: Timothy Edlin
with the Purcell Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

KCS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert

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