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 our now traditional annual carol concert in the wonderful surroundings of St. Mary's Church, just a short walk from the Cathedral. As usual, the concert will be in two halves; the second half is a traditional mix of both choir and audience carols, interspersed with seasonal readings. Participation is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged!


The first half of the concert will feature a selection of carols chosen by our conductor Andrew Parnell, this year drawing on the rich heritage of European carols, from the Netherlands to Sweden and from France to Catalonia. While most of the carols will be sung in English, the choir will be braving at least one European tongue - you'll have to be the judge of our pronunciation on the night!


St. Mary's church is a beautiful venue but has limited capacity and the Christmas concert is usuallly sold out, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. The concert will be on Saturday 6th December at 19:00, and tickets are £12, including a programme and seasonal interval refreshment (U18s are admitted free of charge). Tickets are available from Burrows Bookshop, 7 High Street Passage, Ely, by calling 01353 669759 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .










Future Concerts



2014/15 Season



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