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.

Handel Messiah – 30 March 2019 – All Saints Church, Kingston

The church was packed on Saturday evening for an excellent performance of the Messiah. Many thanks to our wonderful soloists Julieth Lozano, Erik Kallo, Joel Williams and Timothy Edlin, and to the splendid Purcell Orchestra.

NEXT CONCERT: The Power of Song – 29 June 2019 – St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

Duruflé Requiem
Bruch: Die Macht des Gesanges
Tavener: Svyati
Vierne: Les Angélus

This concert includes a fascinating programme bringing together works from three very different traditions. Duruflé’s love of Gregorian plainchant shines through his understated, achingly lyrical Requiem mass, which will be performed alongside his friend Vierne’s enchanting songs for mezzo-soprano and organ. John Tavener’s Svyati for choir and cello, written in memory of a friend, draws movingly on the colour and tradition of the Russian Orthodox church. Finally, The Power of Song by Max Bruch is an impassioned, Romantic hymn to the quasi-religious power of music itself.

Mezzo-soprano: Penelope Cousland
Baritone: Gareth Brynmor John
Organ: James Orford
Cello: Clare O’Connell

Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

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