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Welcome to Ely Choral Society

Ely Choral Society is a flourishing mixed voice 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 Secondary-age students was launched with great success in 2010 and is aimed at young people who want to experience the fun and excitement of choral singing to public audiences.

2021-22 CONCERT SEASON

We are excitedly looking forward to a resumption of rehearsals and performing two concerts in Ely Cathedral during the 2021-22 concert season after 12 months of rehearsing on Zoom throughout the Coronavirus pandemic! Our two concerts planned so far are:

Ely Cathedral Saturday 6th November 2021 at 8 pm. The programme, ‘I was Glad’ with Rebecca Duckworth as soloist, Glen Dempsey organ and conducted by Andrew Parnell will be a celebration of popular choral classics to remind us all of the joys of choral singing!

Ely Cathedral Saturday 9th April 2022 at 7:30 pm. The programme will mark the 20th anniversary of Andrew Parnell as Music Director of Ely Choral Society. We will perform ‘Brahms Requiem’ and a first performance of ‘Alpha to Omega’ by Andrew Parnell, commissioned by the choral society to mark the occasion.

The 2020-21 concert season was like no other because of the pandemic! However, we managed to keep singing by replacing our normal rehearsals each Monday by rehearsals on Zoom. We also created a small Ely Choral Society Virtual Choir by making some video recordings on our mobile phones to remind ourselves of singing in a choir as you can hear by clicking on the following YouTube links:

https://youtu.be/SOmUXaN0fWY

https://youtu.be/JbZ7V-VC_Oc

https://youtu.be/7wOJTNsWtw8

https://youtu.be/jF03GEveC0E

We offer grateful thanks to our Musical Director, Andrew Parnell, for keeping the choir alive during this period as a master of Zoom by managing to play the keyboard, conduct, cajole and act as an entertaining raconteur for the whole evening!

Welcome to Ely Choral Society                                                                                                                                               Ely Choral Society is a flourishing mixed voice 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 11 to 18s was launched with great success in 2010 and is aimed at young people who want to experience the fun and excitement of choral singing to public audiences.

2021-22 CONCERT SEASON

We are excitedly looking forward to a resumption of rehearsals and performing two concerts in Ely Cathedral during the 2021-22 concert season after 12 months of rehearsing on Zoom throughout the Coronavirus pandemic! Our two concerts planned so far are:

Ely Cathedral Saturday 6th November 2021 at 8 pm. The programme, ‘I was Glad’ with Rebecca Duckworth as soloist, Glen Dempsey organ and conducted by Andrew Parnell will be a celebration of popular choral classics to remind us all of the joys of choral singing!

Ely Cathedral Saturday 9th April 2022 at 7:30 pm. The programme will mark the 20th anniversary of Andrew Parnell as Music Director of Ely Choral Society. We will perform ‘Brahms Requiem’ and a first performance of ‘Alpha to Omega’ by Andrew Parnell, commissioned by the choral society to mark the occasion.

The 2020-21 concert season was like no other because of the pandemic! However, we managed to keep singing by replacing our normal rehearsals each Monday by rehearsals on Zoom. We also created a small Ely Choral Society Virtual Choir by making some video recordings on our mobile phones to remind ourselves of singing in a choir as you can hear by clicking on the following YouTube links:

https://youtu.be/SOmUXaN0fWY

https://youtu.be/JbZ7V-VC_Oc

https://youtu.be/7wOJTNsWtw8

https://youtu.be/jF03GEveC0E

We offer grateful thanks to our Musical Director, Andrew Parnell, for keeping the choir alive during this period as a master of Zoom by managing to play the keyboard, conduct, cajole and act as an entertaining raconteur for the whole evening!