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 held in The Hayward Theatre at the King's School in Ely at 7:30 pm on Saturday 12th July 2014 and will feature a concert performance of the opera Carmen. It was composed to a libretto written by Henri Meihac and Ludovic Halévy by the French composer Georges Bizet, and was first performed in 1875.
It was not an instant success, due more to the expectations of his contemporaries, but after a Vienna production recieved acclaim from both Wagner and Brahms its reputation grew, and today it's one of the most famous operas of all time. It has been adapted into many different versions since its Paris debut, and the Society will be singing it in a slightly abridged concert form.
Ely Choral Society will be joined by the Ely Youth Choir and will be accompanied by Jonathan Lilley on the piano.
The concert will be conducted by Andrew Parnell.