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 final performance of the season, for which we will be joining forces with the massed choirs of Ely. Ely Choral Society and Ely Youth Choir will join the choirs of Ely Cathedral, the Ely Imps, the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers and Ely Consort for a light summer programme of swing music, including a collection of arrangements of George Gershwin's most popular tunes called "I Got Gershwin!"

We will be joined for the concert by the big band, swing sound of 78 RPM and the concert will be conducted by Paul Trepte.

The concert is on Saturday 13th June at 19:30 in Ely Cathedral. Tickets are now available and are priced at £22, £16, £12 and £10 concessions. Tickets are available in person from the Ely Cathedral box office, by calling 01353 660349 or online from tickets.elycathedral.org.







Future Concerts


2014/15 Season


19:30, Saturday 13th June 2015

Ely Cathedral

I Got Gershwin, swing concert

Ely Choral Society and Ely Youth Choir

Ely Cathedral Choirs and Ely Imps

ECOS and Ely Consort

Swing band 78 RPM


2015/16 Season


19:30, Saturday 26th September 2015

Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel


Symphony No.2 "Hymn Of Praise"

Three Anthems from Op 79

Philip Ledger

Requiem - A Thanksgiving For Life

Organ Solo - Edmund Aldhouse

19:00, Saturday 5th December 2015

St. Mary's Church, Ely

J.S. Bach

Christmas Magnificat in E Flat

plus seasonal works for choir and audience

19:30, Saturday 19th March 2016

Ely Cathedral

Rossini Stabat Mater

Schubert Mass No. 3 in B flat

19:30, Saturday 9th July 2016

Hayward Theatre, King's School, Ely

Orff Carmina Burana

Jonathan Dove Arion and the Dolphin

Ely Youth Choir, pianos and percussion



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