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 by contemporary composers.
We have about 130 singers and welcome new members. Please browse through the site to find out more about us. We normally rehearse in Hollyfield School, Surbiton, on Thursday evenings.
For the summer concert the audience enjoyed an entertaining performance of contrasting works for choir and piano duet. The first half consisted of Brahms’ gloriously melodious Liebeslieder, along with Waltzes played beautifully by Leanne Singh-Levett and Gavin Roberts. The second half started with gusto, with the conductor Andrew Griffiths demonstrating his many talents by adding two more hands to the piano to perform Rachmaninov Waltz and Romance and the sparkling Le Secret by Gautier. This was followed by Richard Rodney Bennett’s witty settings of nonsense verses by Mervyn Peake .
Next Concert: Crossing the Lines: Remembering the Great War
Including Faure’s Requiem and music by Holst, Ravel and Brahms
With Susanna Hurrell (soprano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone), winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and the Thames Sinfonia.
Andrew Griffiths – Conductor
22 November at Kingston Parish Church