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.











Future Concerts

2017-18 Season


Ely Choral Society:


Saturday 7th July 18 at 7:30 pm

2018 Isle of Ely Arts Festival

Hayward Theatre, King's Ely

With the Ely Youth Choir

Lambert The Rio Grande

Ramírez Misa Criolla

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

Andrew Parnell conductor



Ely Youth Choir:


Saturday 23rd June,at 3.00 pm

Ely Youth Choir Joint Concert

with Ely Imps

Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel


Sunday 1st July, time at 5.30 pm

Littleport and East

Cambridgeshire Academy,

Camel Road, Littleport

2018 Isle of Ely Arts Festival


2018-19 Season


Ely Choral Society:


Saturday 20th October 18 at 7:30 pm

Ely Cathedral Octagon

'Everyone Sang'

A concert of choral and organ music by

Elgar, Rutter, Vaughan Williams,

Holst, Finzi, Parnell and Handel

with Edmund Aldhouse organ

Koren Wilmer clarinet

Andrew Parnell conductor


Saturday 8th December 18 at 7:00 pm

St Mary's Church, Ely

'Family Carols'

A seasonal concert for choirs and

audience including

Geoffrey Bush A Christmas Cantata

with Ely Youth Choir

Edmund Aldhouse organ

Andrew Parnell conductor


Saturday 13th April 19 at 7:30 pm

Ely Cathedral

'The Music Makers'

Poulenc Gloria

Alto Rhapsody Brahms

The Music Makers Elgar

with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Parnell conductor





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