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Kingston Choral Society: Mozart – Requiem and Solemn Vespers
18 November 2017@7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £15
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at All Saints Kingston from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Rehearsal: 2.30p.m.
Mozart: Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore
Soprano: Harriet Eyley
Alto: Ida Ränzlöv
Tenor: Joel Williams
Bass: Timothy Edlin
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths
with Thames Sinfonia
and Kingston Choral Society
Adults: £15 Concessions: £13 Under 18s: £5
from 020 8977 4801 www.kingstonchoralsociety.org.uk or at the door
Kingston Choral Society begins its season with a work shrouded in myth and intrigue: Mozart’s remarkable Requiem. Commissioned by a shadowy stranger in mysterious circumstances, its dark, sombre palette suggests that the superstitious Mozart suspected he had been asked to write his own epitaph; the work was left incomplete on his premature death. In contrast, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers are anything but solemn – expect a riot of effervescent, joyful choral colour!
Kingston Choral Society celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010 with a performance of Handel’s Messiah, the work with which the Society was launched. It has developed its reputation for performing concerts of high standard, with recent performances including Bach’s St John Passion, Haydn’s Creation and Verdi’s Requiem at Cadogan Hall, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi, Handel’s Solomon and the world première of Graham Ross’ And since to look at things in bloom.
The choir numbers about 130 singers. It gives several concerts each year, at least two with professional orchestras and soloists of the highest calibre. Find more about Kingston Choral Society at:
A graduate of the Royal Opera’s prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Andrew Griffiths has a growing reputation as a talented and versatile young conductor. He has conducted productions at Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Opera Theatre Company, Early Opera Company, Mid Wales Opera, Iford Festival Opera and Bampton Classical Opera, and worked for companies throughout the UK and abroad. Concert work includes the Orchestra of ROH, the Orchestra of Opera North, Southbank Sinfonia and Orpheus Sinfonia, and he is regularly invited to broadcast with the BBC Singers. Andrew is also a member of Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble Stile Antico.
New members welcome If you enjoy singing and would like to take part in our concerts, please come along to a rehearsal and see if you would like to join. There is a brief audition if you decide to apply. Rehearsals are at The Hollyfield School, Surbiton, on Thursday evenings (term-time only) from 8pm to 10pm.
For more details contact the Membership Secretary on 020 8949 5253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KCS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert.