Welcome to Ely Choral Society



Ely Choral Society is a flourishing mixed voice community choir conducted by Andrew Parnell, one of the UK's foremost choral conductors.


Concerts are held in Ely Cathedral and other venues locally with professional soloists and orchestras, together with musicians from the Ely and Cambridge area.


The Ely Youth Choir for 13 to 18s was launched with great success in 2010 and is aimed at teenagers who want to experience the fun and excitement of choral singing to public audiences.



Next concert...



Ely Choral Society’s next concert will be Bach’s St. John Passion performed in the Nave of Ely Cathedral on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:30 pm. This promises to be a very special performance sung in English and taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustic of the Nave of the Cathedral. The soloists will be led by Rogers Covey-Crump as the Evangelist and accompanied by an orchestra of period instruments of the Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra with Edmund Aldhouse, organ continuo.



Whilst the St John Passion has mostly been performed in German over the last forty years a superb recent translation into English will give us the opportunity to hear events unfold in our own language. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Parnell.



Tickets will be on sale at £25, £20, £15, £8 and £5 for under 18s at the Ely Cathedral Box Office from 22nd January 2018.









Future Concerts


2017/18 Season


Saturday 24th March 18 at 7:30 pm

Ely Cathedral Nave

Bach St. John Passion

Andrew Parnell conductor


Saturday 7th July 18 at 7:30 pm

2018 Isle of Ely Arts Festival

Hayward Theatre, King's Ely

Lambert The Rio Grande

Ramírez Misa Criolla

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

Andrew Parnell conductor



Registered Charity No. 802308