Kingston Choral Society
Kingston Choral Society

After 70 years of continuous operations, the Kingston Choral Society occupies a special place in the Kingston music scene. Artistic Director Ian Juby has led the choir for over 20 years, and has recently moved the scope of the repertoire beyond the choral masterworks and extended classics which have been the group's mainstay. Recent programs showcased works by living composers from Canada and around the world, including Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Daniel Elder, and the world premiere of a commissioned work by Juno nominated jazz pianist Marianne Trudel for saxophone, piano, and choir. Kingston Choral Society continues to embrace the splendour and grandeur of the great classics, and recent performances of Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem have played to capacity audiences. In April 2022, Kingston Choral Society performed Johannes Brahms' unrivalled Requiem, using his own English, four-hands piano edition, which was accompanied by Clare Marion and Emily McPherson.


A proud member of the Kingston Symphony Association, Kingston Choral Society is lucky to perform with the spectacular musicians associated with that organization. This December, the choir will once again join forces with the Kingston Symphony for three performances of the much-loved Candlelight Christmas at the Isabel - get your tickets early! Kingston Choral Society also seeks out regional artists with which to collaborate, and routinely provides performing opportunities for developing artists from across the province.

In 2023-2024, Kingston Choral Society celebrates 70 years by returning to its roots, performing masterworks by the world's great composers, as well as newer works inspired by those classics. The season opens with Dan Forrest's majestic Requiem for the Living on Sunday, November 26, 2023. On Saturday, December 9, 2023, Kingston Choral Society will give Messiah enthusiasts an opportunity to sing their hearts out with a Sing-Along Messiah. The season closes with Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major and Joseph Rheinburger's Stabat Mater.

Kingston Choral Society rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Spire, 82 Sydenham Street in downtown Kingston.

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