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.
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.
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.