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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.

Coronavirus pandemic: Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to our concerts and rehearsals. Like all music societies we are planning a range of options depending on when the government lifts restrictions for social distancing to enable us to restart our activities. Currently, the re-start of rehearsals is pencilled in for Monday 7th September 2020 although we are going to need to confirm this nearer the time. If anything changes which might further delay restarting we will post information on this website. In the meantime we send all our members and supporters our best wishes to keep safe and well.

Our next concert ‘African Sanctus’ was to have been performed on Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7:30 pm in Ely Cathedral. We hope one day to be able to perform it.

African Sanctus is a highly original work in which very different cultures have been imaginatively and ingeniously fused… invariably received with acclaim. The music is as fresh today as it was when first heard in 1972 and its message of peace, goodwill and understanding between nations just as relevant” Sir David Willcocks

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.

Coronavirus pandemic: Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to our concerts and rehearsals. Like all music societies we are planning a range of options depending on when the government lifts restrictions for social distancing to enable us to restart our activities. Currently, the re-start of rehearsals is pencilled in for Monday 7th September 2020 although we are going to need to confirm this nearer the time. If anything changes which might further delay restarting we will post information on this website. In the meantime we send all our members and supporters our best wishes to keep safe and well.

Our next concert ‘African Sanctus’ was to have been performed on Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7:30 pm in Ely Cathedral. We hope to be able to perform it one day.

African Sanctus is a highly original work in which very different cultures have been imaginatively and ingeniously fused… invariably received with acclaim. The music is as fresh today as it was when first heard in 1972 and its message of peace, goodwill and understanding between nations just as relevant” Sir David Willcocks