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.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – 19 December 2015
The church was full for the KCS Christmas concert, which included a varied programme of music and carols for the season of Advent. Alongside works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Stanford and many others, we paid tribute to the late Sir David Willcocks with a selection of his peerless arrangements. There were also carols for the audience to sing, plus plenty of mince pies to add to the seasonal cheer!
NEXT CONCERT: Let us Garlands Bring: A Musical Celebration of Shakespeare – 5 March 2016 – St Andrew’s Parish Church, Surbiton
Thomas Linley Jnr: Shakespeare Ode (excerpts)
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring
George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare
Baritone: Marcus Farnsworth
Piano: Leanne Singh-Levett
KCS marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a deliciously varied programme of Shakespearean music. Vaughan Williams’ cantata based on The Merry Wives of Windsor and Finzi’s exquisite Shakespeare songs rub shoulders with a fascinating tribute by the eighteenth-century composer Thomas Linley and the seductive Songs and Sonnets by jazz pianist George Shearing.