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 will perform Bach’s St. John Passion in 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.

 

Bach’s passion settings are among the supreme choral achievements of any age.  His St John Passion is an intimate and deeply expressive telling of Christ’s persecution and crucifixion.

 

Rogers Covey-Crump is well-known as a leading exponent of the role of Evangelist and he is joined by a group of young singers, all forging notable careers as opera and oratorio soloists. The performance is accompanied by an orchestra of period instruments provided by the Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra and will be conducted by Andrew Parnell.Whilst the St John Passion is mostly performed in German, this performance will be in a traditional English translation so that the audience can directly follow the drama.

 

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. Click here to buy your tickets online.

 

 



 

 

 

 

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Future Concerts

 

Main Choir:

 

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

With the Ely Youth Choir

Lambert The Rio Grande

Ramírez Misa Criolla

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

Andrew Parnell conductor

 

 

 

 

Youth Choir:

 

Sunday 18th March 18 at 5.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Ely.

With the Ely Imps

 

Sunday 1st July, time at 5.30 pm

Littleport and East

Cambridgeshire Academy,

Camel Road, Littleport

2018 Isle of Ely Arts Festival

 

Sunday 7th July at 7.30 pm

With the main choir, as above.

 

 

 

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