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Rehearsals and Events


Next Season Dates and repertoire for the first three of our 2019/20 Season concerts are now confirmed:

19th October 2019

Little Organ Mass Haydn, Requiem Fauré in the Ely Cathedral Octagon.

14th December 2019

Family Carols, St Mary’s Church.

4th April 2020

African Sanctus Fanshawe in the Ely Cathedral Nave.



Rehearsals are held on Monday each week between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in St. John’s School, Ely.

Once a month there is a social group serving a variety of teas and coffees, as well as delicious home made cakes, in the staffroom at school. Members are welcome any time from 18:45 until the start of the rehearsal to join us to chat over tea/coffee and a cake – the drink and the cake are optional as long as you fancy a chat! Dates of these groups are listed in the rehearsal schedule to the right.

Some of the members also meet informally after practice and share a drink (and an optional sandwich) at the Prince Albert pub on Silver Street. Anyone from the Society is welcome to join that group as and when they can, no regular commitment is required.

There is also a rehearsal on the morning or afternoon on the day of each concert, again listed on the rehearsal schedule. Attendance on the day of the concert rehearsal with the orchestra is obligatory.

To ensure the highest quality of performance members should try to attend all rehearsals. For unavoidable absences you should inform a member of the committee of your absence. Members who have not attended sufficient rehearsals will not be permitted to sing in the concerts; anyone with any concerns over their ability to sing a specific concert based on attendance should speak to the conductor Andrew Parnell.

JUNE 2019

Monday 3rd‘A Night at the Opera’

‘Coffee and Cake’ 6:45 pm

Monday 10th‘A Night at the Opera’ and ‘Parnell’ for Wymondham

Monday 17th‘A Night at the Opera’

Monday 24th‘Elgar and Parnell’ for Wymondham

Saturday 29th –  Wymondham Concert Day

Coach leaves for Wymondham from The Gallery, Ely (near the Cathedral West Door) at 2 pm

Choir rehearsal 4 pm to 5 pm

Concert 7:30 pm

JULY 2019

Monday 1st‘A Night at the Opera’

‘Coffee and Cake’ 6:45 pm

Saturday 6th –  All day Market Stall for Ely Choral Society fundraising. Cakes, CDs, Cookery Books and concert tickets will be on sale. Help from ECS Members to make cakes and run the stall would be welcome!

Monday 8th‘A Night at the Opera’

Saturday 13th –  Opera Choruses Concert Day, Hayward Theatre

Rehearsal 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Concert 7:30 pm

Rehearsals for October concert

Monday 15thHaydn and Fauré’

Monday 22ndHaydn and Fauré’


Monday 9th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’