Past Concerts

2017

18th November
Mozart : Vesperae solennes de confessore
Mozart : Requiem
Soprano : Harriet Eyley
Alto : Ida Ränzlöv
Tenor : Joel Williams
Bass : Timothy Edlin
All Saints Kingston

1st July
The Passing of the Year
Armstrong Gibbs : The Turning Year
Dove : The Passing of the Year
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

25th March
Haydn : The Seasons
Soprano : Aoife Miskelly
Tenor : Benjamin Hulett
Baritone : Robert Davies
All Saints Kingston

2016

17th December
A Light in the Stable
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

26th November
Vaughan Williams : Toward the Unknown Region
Dyson : Sweet Thames Run Softly
Chilcott : Requiem
Sopranos : Jennifer Davis
Tenor : Nicholas Mulroy
Baritone : Gareth Brynmor John
All Saints Kingston

2nd July
Handel : Solomon
Sopranos : Anna Devin and Máire Flavin
Countertenor : James Laing
Tenor : Nick Pritchard
All Saints Kingston

5th March
Let us Garlands Bring: A Musical Celebration of Shakespeare
Linley : Shakespeare Ode (excerpts)
Vaughan Williams : In Windsor Forest
Finzi : Let Us Garlands Bring
Shearing : Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare
Baritone : Marcus Farnsworth
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


2015

19th December
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

28th November
Haydn : Harmoniemesse
Beethoven : Mass in C
Soprano : Anita Watson
Mezzo-soprano : Katie Bray
Tenor : Nick Pritchard
Bass : Ashley Riches
All Saints Kingston

10 July
‘Till the Boys Come Home
Canadian Collaboration Concert with
Members of Kingston Choral Society, Ontario and North Lakeshore Chorus
Piper : Garret Rodgers
Guest Conductors Ian Juby and Matthew Bell
All Saints Kingston

27th June
Verdi : Requiem
Soprano : Rachel Nicholls
Mezzo-soprano : Jennifer Johnston
Tenor : Andrew Staples
Bass : David Soar
Londinium
Cadogan Hall, London

28th March
Songs of the Fleet
Elgar : Give unto the Lord
Dove : Missa Brevis
Vaughan Williams : Five Mystical Songs
Skempton : The Flight of Song
Stanford : Songs of the Fleet
Baritone : Charles Rice
All Saints Kingston


2014

13th December
The Christmas Truce
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

22nd November
Crossing the Lines: Remembering the Great War
Holst : Ode to Death
Brahms : Nänie
Faure : Requiem
Soprano : Susanna Hurrell
Baritone : Gareth Brynmor John
All Saints Kingston

28th June
Stuff and Nonsense!
Brahms : Liebeslieder
Richard Rodney Bennett : Nonsense
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

29th March
Monteverdi : Vespers of 1610
Sopranos : Julia Doyle & Ruth Provost
Tenors : Matthew Long & Nick Pritchard
Basses : William Gaunt & Frederick Long
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


2013

14th December
Ringing in Christmas
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

16th November
Haydn : The Creation
Soprano : Sophie Bevan
Tenor : Robert Murray
Bass : David Wilson-Johnson
Cadogan Hall, London

29th June
A Garland for Summer including:
Madrigals
Cecilia McDowall : A Fancy of Folksongs
Graham Ross : And Since to Look at things in Bloom – KCS Commission
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

23rd March
Mozart : Exsultate, jubilate
Mozart : Mass in C Minor
Stravinsky : Mass
Soprano : Anna Devin
Mezzo-soprano : Máire Flavin
Tenor : David Butt Philip
Bass : Oliver Hunt
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


2012

15th December
A Christmas Carol
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

17th November
Parry : Blest Pair of Sirens
Howells : Hymnus Paradisi
Soprano : Anita Watson
Tenor : David Butt Philip
All Saints Kingston

30th June
A Night at the Opera
Soprano : Elisabeth Meister
Tenor : Ji-Min Park
St. Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

31st March
Bach : St John Passion
Evangelist : Andrew Staples
Christus : Jacques Imbrailo
Soprano : Anna Devin
Alto : Christopher Ainslie
Bass : Mark Stone
Cadogan Hall, London


2011

17th December
Christmas Carols
A Maiden Most Holy
Guest Conductor, Aidan Oliver
St. Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

26th November
Mendelssohn : Elijah
Soprano : Anita Watson
Mezzo-soprano : Hanna Hipp
Tenor : Robert Gardiner
Baritone : Adrian Powter
All Saints Kingston

11th June
Poulenc : Gloria
Brahms : Ein Deutsches Requiem
Soprano : Anita Watson
Baritone : Jacques Imbrailo
All Saints Kingston

26th March
Vaughan Williams : The Pilgrim’s Journey
Orff : Carmina Burana
Soprano : Aoife O’Sullivan
Tenor : Tyler Clarke
Baritone : David Butt Philip
St. Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

Andrew Griffiths takes over as Musical Director and Conductor


2010

18th December
Bach : Christmas Oratorio – parts 1, 2, 5 & 6
Soprano : Sophie Bevan
Counter-tenor : Christopher Ainslie
Tenor : Nicholas Mulroy
Bass : Samuel Evans
Cadogan Hall, London

19th June
Vaughan Williams : Five Mystical Songs
Fauré : Cantique de Jean Racine
Duruflé : Requiem
Mezzo-soprano : Kate Symonds-Joy
Baritone : Marcus Farnsworth
All Saints Kingston

27th March
Handel : Messiah
Soprano : Mary Bevan
Mezzo-soprano : Kate Symonds-Joy
Tenor : Andrew Staples
Bass : George Humphreys
60th Anniversary Concert, All Saints Kingston


2009

12th December
Rutter : Magnificat
Britten : St Nicolas Cantata
Soprano : Augusta Hebbert
Tenor : John McMunn
All Saints Kingston

21st November
John Rutter Workshop
Tiffin Boys School

20th June
Fauré : Requiem
Haydn : The Nelson Mass
Soprano : Elizabeth Weisberg
Mezzo-soprano : Hanna Hipp
Tenor : Daniel Joy
Bass : Philip Tebb
All Saints Kingston

4th April
Howells : Requiem
Britten : Rejoice in the Lamb
Tippett : Spirituals
Soprano : Emilia Hughes
Counter-tenor : Roger Mullis
Tenor : Jonathan Knight
Bass : Gareth John
All Saints Kingston


2008

13th December
Handel : Choruses from the Messiah
Carols for choir and audience
All Saints Kingston

Graham Ross takes over as Musical Director and Conductor

15th November
Elgar : Dream of Gerontius
Soprano : Kathryn Harries
Tenor : Justin Lavender
Baritone : Michael Pearce
All Saints Kingston

21st June
Handel : Dixit Dominus
CPE Bach : Magnificat
Sopranos : Carolyn Sampson & Sena Larard
Mezzo-soprano : Wendy Dawn Thompson
Tenor : Nathan Vale
Baritone : Voytech Safarik
Guest Conductor Christopher Dawe
All Saints Kingston

8th March
Duruflé : Requiem
Schumann : Songs
Soprano : Emily Kenway
Baritone : Michael Davis
Guest Conductor Martin Hall
All Saints Kingston


2007

15th December
Charpentier : Messe de Minuit
Carols for choir and audience
Guest Conductor Mark Uglow
All Saints Kingston

10th November
Dvorak : Stabat Mater
Soprano : Kathryn Harries
Alto : Heather Shipp
Tenor : Adrian Thompson
Bass : Gary Coward
All Saints Kingston

16th June
Mozart : Requiem
Handel : Laudate Pueri Dominum
Soprano: Helen Groves
Alto : Serena Kay
Tenor : Richard Reaville
Bass : Gary Coward
All Saints Kingston

2nd June
Mozart : Requiem
Handel : Laudate Pueri Dominum
Norwalk Concert Hall, Connecticut, USA

29th May
A Choral Celebration
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New York, USA

24th March
A Choral Celebration
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


2006

16th December
Handel : Choruses from the Messiah
Carols for choir and audience
All Saints Kingston

4th November
Stravinsky : Symphony of Psalms
Bruckner : Mass in E minor
All Saints Kingston

10th June
Brahms : Ein Deutsches Requiem
Soprano : Julia Sporsén
Baritone : Teit Kanstrup
All Saints Kingston

8th April
Dvorak : Motets
Orff : Carmina Burana
Soprano : Faye Hart
Tenor : Philip Ball
Baritone : Gary Coward
All Saints Kingston


2005

10th December
Family Carol Concert
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

12th November
Bach : Mass in B Minor
All Saints Kingston

25th June
Mozart : Coronation Mass
Bruckner : Te Deum
All Saints Kingston

12th March
Rutter : Birthday Madrigals
Shearing : Songs and Sonnets
Maxwell Davies : Kestrel Road
All Saints Kingston


2004

11th December
Britten : St Nicolas Cantata
Carols
All Saints Kingston

20th November
Mendelssohn : St Paul
All Saints Kingston

12th June
Bizet : Carmen (concert version)
Well-known opera choruses
All Saints Kingston

30th May
Songs to celebrate the Official Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen
St George’s Anglican Church, Venice, Italy

6th March
Handel : Dixit Dominus
Bach : Jesu Meine Freude
All Saints Kingston


2003

13th December
Carols from the British Isles
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

22nd November
Haydn : Te Deum
Beethoven : Mass in C
All Saints Kingston

28th June
Sibelius : Coronation Cantata (1st UK performance)
Sibelius : Finlandia
Puccini : Messa di Gloria
All Saints Kingston

5th April
Haydn : Paukenmesse
Fauré : Requiem
All Saints Kingston


2002

14th December
Carols from around the world
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

9th November
Bach : Magnificat
Purcell : Hail, Bright Cecilia
All Saints Kingston

8th June
Lambert : Rio Grande
Bernstein : Chichester Psalms
Antony Le Fleming : Matilda
All Saints Kingston

23rd February
Mozart : Ave Verum Corpus
Schubert : Deutsche Mass
Cherubini : Requiem
All Saints Kingston


2001

15th December
Bach : Christmas Oratorio
All Saints Kingston

10th November
Franck : Panis Angelicus
Duruflé : Requiem
Poulenc : Gloria
Fauré : Cantique de Jean Racine
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

16th June
Five centuries of Choral Music
All Saints Kingston

24th March
Stainer : Crucifixion
Handel : Choruses from the Messiah
Guest Conductor Mark Uglow
All Saints Kingston


2000

16th December
Two Millennia of Carols
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

11th November
Nielsen : Hymnus Amoris
Brahms : Requiem
All Saints Kingston

17th June
Verdi : Requiem
Fairfield Hall, Croydon

8th April
Bach : St John Passion
All Saints Kingston


1999

11th December
A Victorian Christmas
All Saints Kingston

6th November
Handel : Coronation anthems
Mozart : Requiem
All Saints Kingston

26th June
Gershwin and friends
All Saints Kingston

1st May
Brahms : Song of Destiny
Nicholas O’Neill : The Clocks of Cassiodorus (Commissioned for KCS)
Bruckner : Mass in F minor
All Saints Kingston


1998

12th December
A Medieval Christmas
All Saints Kingston

7th November
CPE Bach : Magnificat
Monteverdi : Beatus Vir
Charpentier : Messe de Minuit
All Saints Kingston

27th June
Vivaldi : Gloria
Fauré : Requiem
St Agatha’s Church, Kingston

16th May
Horovitz : Samson
Orff : Carmina Burana
All Saints Kingston

14th March
Mendelssohn : Elijah
All Saints Kingston


1997

13th December
Motets and Music for Christmas
All Saints Kingston

8th November
Handel : Messiah
All Saints Kingston

17th May
Prokofiev : Alexander Nevsky
Borodin : Prince Igor
Rachmaninov : Folk Songs
All Saints Kingston

1st March
Rossini : Petite Messe Solennelle
All Saints Kingston


1996

21st December
Music for Christmas including
Puccini : Messa di Gloria
All Saints Kingston

19th October
Mozart : Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart : Mass in C Minor
Guildford Cathedral

22nd June
Haydn : The Nelson Mass
Rutter : Gloria
All Saints Kingston

4th May
Bach : Mass in B Minor
All Saints Kingston


1995

23rd December
Music for Christmas
All Saints Kingston

11th November
Brahms : Tragic Overture
Poulenc : Gloria
Brahms : A German Requiem
All Saints Kingston

15th July
Summer Serenade including Holst, Grainger, Gershwin, Kern, and Porter
All Saints Kingston

13th May
Walton : Belshazzar’s Feast
Larsson : Förklädd Gud
Sibelius : Finlandia
All Saints Kingston


1994

17th December
Music for Christmas
Guest Conductor Martin Hall
St Agatha’s Church, Kingston

10th December
Bach : Christmas Oratorio
All Saints Kingston

22nd October
Fauré : Requiem
Vivaldi : Gloria
All Saints Kingston

2nd July
St Agatha’s Centenary Celebrations
St Agatha’s Church, Kingston

4th June
Beethoven : Missa Solemnis
Guildford Cathedral

26th March
Schütz : Seven Last Words
Poulenc : Four Motets for Lent
Messiaen : O Sacred Convivium!
Bach : Cantata No. 4
All Saints Kingston


1993

18th December
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
All Saints Kingston

13th November
Mozart : Requiem
Telemann : Die Tageszeiten
All Saints Kingston

24th July
Handel : As Pants the Hart
Bach : Magnificat in D
All Saints Kingston

8th May
Kodaly : Psalmus Hungaricus
Janacek : Glagolitic Mass
All Saints Kingston


1992

12th December
Britten : St Nicolas Cantata
Carols
All Saints Kingston

22nd November
“Last Night of the Proms”
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

31st October
Charpentier : Te Deum
Fauré : Requiem
All Saints Kingston

18th July
Works by Purcell, Poulenc, Handel and Britten

30th May
Verdi : Requiem
Guildford Cathedral


1991

19th November
“Evening of Lollipops”
Fairfield Hall, Croydon

9th November
Haydn : The Seasons
Guest Conductor Martin Hall

13th July
Handel : Chandos Anthem ‘O Come, Let us Sing unto the Lord’
Cherubini : Requiem
All Saints Kingston

1st June
Elgar : Dream of Gerontius
All Saints Kingston


1990

15th December
Christmas Concert
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

10th November
Mozart : Mass in C Minor
All Saints Kingston

14th July
Duruflé : Requiem

4th and 6th May
Martin : In Terra Pax
Charpentier : Te Deum
Delft

7th April
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1989

23rd December
Christmas Concert

25th November
Stravinsky : Symphony of Psalms
All Saints Kingston

8th July
Early English and French music
All Saints Kingston

6th May
Brahms : A German Requiem
Guest Conductor Martin Hall
All Saints Kingston


1988

10th December
Handel : Choruses from the Messiah
Carols for choir and audience
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

29th October
Gounod : St Cecilia Mass
All Saints Kingston

9th July
A Concert of English Music
All Saints Kingston

14th May
Borodin : Prince Igor
Orff : Carmina Burana
All Saints Kingston


1987

19th December
Music for Christmas
All Saints Kingston

14th November
Haydn : The Creation
All Saints Kingston

11th July
Gabrieli : In Ecclesiis
Monteverdi : Beatus Vir
Bruckner : Two Motets
Haydn : Summer (from The Seasons)
All Saints Kingston

11th April
Bach : St John Passion
All Saints Kingston


1986

13th December
Handel : Choruses from the Messiah
Carols for choir and audience
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

8th November
Poulenc : Gloria
Fauré : Requiem
All Saints Kingston

12th July
Handel : Zadok the Priest
Parry : I Was Glad
Mozart : Ave Verum Corpus
Vivaldi : Gloria
All Saints Kingston

3rd May
Haydn : The Nelson Mass
Beethoven : Symphony No. 9
All Saints Kingston


1985

14th December
Carols for Christmas
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

9th November
Patterson : Mass of the Sea
Vaughan Williams : A Sea Symphony
All Saints Kingston

The Society changes its name from ‘Surbiton Oratorio Society’ to ‘Kingston Choral Society’

15th June
Bernstein : Chichester Psalms
Rossini : Stabat Mater
All Saints Kingston

30th March
Purcell : Come Ye Sons Of Art
Britten : Rejoice In The Lamb
Bach : Magnificat
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


1984

15th December
Carols for Christmas
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

10th November
Beethoven : Mass in C
All Saints Kingston

10th March
Gabrieli : In Ecclesiis
Charpentier : Messe de Minuit
Handel : Zadok the Priest
Puccini : Messa di Gloria
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton


1983

18th December
Christmas Concert
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

22nd October
Brahms : Requiem
Haydn : Heiligenmesse
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

9th July
Mahler : Symphony No. 2
Hounslow

7th May
Bruckner : Te Deum
Walton : Belshazzar’s Feast
All Saints Kingston


Pre-1983

Venues for these early concerts are given where known.
It is believed that in general they were held at St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton.


1982

11th December
Carols and Christmas Music
St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton

16th October
Bach : Mass in B Minor

15th May
Verdi : Requiem


1981

December
Carols

November
Vivaldi : Gloria
Purcell : King Arthur

July
Beethoven : Symphony No. 9
Hounslow

June
Elgar : Dream of Gerontius
Conducted by Richard Stangroom
Fairfield Hall, Croydon

March
Handel : Messiah
Tolworth Recreation Centre

Robin Page takes over as permanent Conductor and as Musical Director


1980

December
Carols
Conducted by David Vinden

October
Fanshawe : African Sanctus
Conducted by Robin Page

29th March
Stainer : Crucifixion

15th March
Bach : St John Passion


1979

December
Carols

October
Mozart : Mass in C Minor
Bach : Cantata No. 82

June
Brahms : Requiem
Schubert : Mass in G
Guildford

March
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1978

December
Carols

November
Britten : War Requiem
Guest Conductor Richard Stangroom
Guildford

March
Handel : Chandos Anthem No. 5
Puccini : Messa di Gloria


1977

December
Carols

October
Haydn : Maria Theresa Mass
Duruflé : Requiem

June
Verdi : Requiem
Guildford

May
Beethoven : Symphony No. 9

April
Bach : Mass in B Minor


1976

December
Carols

October
Rossini : Stabat Mater
Mozart : Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore

June
Orff : Carmina Burana

April
Handel : Messiah


1975

December
Carols

October
Haydn : Paukenmesse
Beethoven : Mass in C

June
Poulenc : Gloria
Fauré : Requiem
Guildford

March
Bach : St John Passion


1974

December
Carols

October
Handel : Solomon

April
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1973

December
Carols

October
Mendelssohn : Elijah

June
Vivaldi : Gloria
Mozart : Requiem
Guildford

April
Bach : Mass in B Minor


1972

December
Carols

October
Haydn : The Creation

March
Bach : St John Passion


1971

December
Carols

October
Verdi : Requiem

April
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1970

December
Carols

October
Brahms : Requiem

March
Bach : Mass in B Minor


1969

December
Carols

October
Handel : Messiah

March
Bach : St John Passion

December
Carols


1968

October
Mendelssohn : Elijah

April
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1967

December
Carols

October
Fauré : Requiem
Bach : Motet

March
Handel : Messiah


1966

December
Carols

October
Vaughan Williams : A Sea Symphony
Haydn : The Nelson Mass

April
Bach : St John Passion


1965

December
Carols

October
Brahms : Requiem
Dvorak : Mass in D

April
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1964

December
Carols

October
Haydn : The Creation

March
Bach : St Matthew Passion


1963

December
Carols

October
Mozart : Requiem

April
Bach : St John Passion


1962

December
Carols

April
Bach : St John Passion


1961

December
Carols

October
Choral Music

March
Handel : Messiah


1960

December
Carols

October
Choral Music


1959

December
Christmas Music

October
Haydn : The Creation

March
Handel : Messiah


1958

December
Christmas Music

October
Popular Choral Music

March
Popular Choral Music


1957

November
Church Music


1956

22nd December
Christmas Music
St Mary’s Church, Petworth

16th December
Christmas Music

October
Church Music

March
Church Music


1955

December
Christmas Music

April
Choral Music


1954

December
Christmas Music

October
Choral Music


1953

December
Christmas Music

October
English Church Music

March
Handel : Messiah


1952

December
Christmas Music


1951

December
Carols

March
Handel : Messiah


1950

March
Handel : Messiah


1949-50

The Society comes into being as the ‘Surbiton Oratorio Society’
John Wilkinson is appointed as the Musical Director