This is Kington Choral Society
- We are based in the small market town of Kington, Herefordshire in the Welsh Borders.
- We are a group of around 60 people with widely differing musical skills and experience who enjoy choral singing.
- We sing a variety of choral works and give several public performances each year.
- We rehearse most Monday evenings in Titley Village Hall with extra rehearsals before concerts.
- Our concerts take place in St Mary’s Church, Kington, or St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne.
- Members are not auditioned, but continuing membership depends upon commitment, co-operation and enthusiasm.
- Our Music Director is Robert Evans, whose first concert with us was the wonderful Christmas Oratorio in November 2016. Robert is an established soloist and consort singer performing with The Sixteen, The Cardinall’s Musick, Alamire, Tenebrae, The King’s Consort, and The Gabrieli Consort.
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- What a great day we had at the workshop in Weobley. Ninety of us made a sound to be proud of, accompanied by Hilary Norris. Rob Evans led us smoothly through Mozart’s wonderful ’Requiem’, sharing his expertise as a singer on breathing, embouchure and technique with uplifting humour along the way. Typical of the comments was, ’Thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding. Particularly good to have emphasis on all things about musicality not just note bashing’ The day attracted people from Brecon to Leominster, Llandrindod Wells to Hereford, proving it’s never too far to travel to sing away the annoyances of turbulent times! On 26th September 2020 Bob Chilcott is booked for a KCS workshop; details when we have them!
Robert Evans, our MD, recently took part in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s “powerful and haunting new choral work” (The Guardian), Stabat Mater, with Harry Christophers’ The Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia. Read more …