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...


Our next concert will be a collaboration between Ely Choral Society and Wymondham Symphony Orchestra to present a rare opportunity to hear Anton Bruckner’s E minor Mass, his first recognised masterpiece. It was written to celebrate the building of the Votive Chapel of the new Cathedral in Linz.  Because an outdoor performance was planned, the double choir is accompanied by wind and brass instruments.  Here is true, unique Bruckner – a combination of Italian Renaissance simplicity, devoutness and poignancy, and full-blooded romantic harmonies and power in both vocal and instrumental writing.


The programme also contains well-known Bruckner motets (also known as sacred choruses) and works for brass and woodwind.


The musical architecture of these works is enhanced by the generous acoustics and stunning stonework of Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel. The concert will be on Saturday 25th October at 19:30, and tickets are £20, £15 and U18s £5. Tickets are available online here, by calling 01353 660349 (Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:00) or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please note that there will be a reciprocal concert of the same programme on Saturday 18th October in Wymondham Abbey - more details on that event here.










Future Concerts



2014/15 Season



19:30, Saturday 18th October 2014 in

Wymondham Abbey and

19:30, Saturday 25th October 2014 in

Ely Cathedral

E minor Mass and motets by Bruckner


19:00, Saturday 6th December 2014 in

St Mary's Church, Ely

Carol Concert

Noel: Carols From Europe


19:30, Saturday 28th March 2015

Ely Cathedral

Vespers of 1610 by Monteverdi


19:30, Saturday 13th June 2015

Ely Cathedral

Swing concert with Cathedral choir






Registered Charity No. 802308