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’s happening …
- We are giving our voices a summer rest after a wonderful term. The highlight was undoubtedly the thrilling Monteverdi Vespers in St Andrew’s church, Presteigne. Read the review on this website. We have said goodbye to our bursary student Serena, who starts her music degree in Cardiff in September but she will be back! You may have caught a glimpse of MD Rob Evans singing his way around Britain on the Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage. Next stop for Rob is Tewkesbury 7th September. We look forward to the autumn term preparing for Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Vaughan Williams Mystical Songs and a handful of others, including Holst’s ‘I Love My Love’. Keep 30th November free!
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 …