Information about music groups in the local community.
Thames Youth Orchestra
Founded in 2005, TYO comprises of over 70 musicians aged 11 to 18 from over 20 schools around South West London. Its ethos are defined by a challenging, adventurous approach to programming, which combines well-established large-scale orchestral favourites with twentieth century rarities and new commissions. TYO has featured in several BBC television programmes, has performed at London's Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall and St. John's Smith Square, and has played to full houses on tour in venues across Europe on its annual tours. TYO tours are open to the wider community to come and join, for an intensive week-long experience of music-making and sightseeing.
The orchestra is for students at a Grade 6 standard or above. The ensemble rehearses at Tiffin Girls' School on Mondays, from 6:15 to 8:45pm. The orchestra also has a sister ensemble, the Thames Youth Jazz Orchestra, which rehearses at Tiffin School on Fridays, 5.30 - 7.00pm.
If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please email [email protected].
Tiffin Children's Chorus
Tiffin Children's Chorus is a choir for boys and girls aged 8 to 13 years, who love singing and would like to have the opportunity to sing at venues such as the Albert Hall and the Royal Opera House. Tiffin Children's Chorus provides a range of opportunities for children including: voice development; learning to read music and singing in a range of styles.
For further information contact Rebecca Bevan at Tiffin School. Telephone: 020 8546 4638 ext 255. Email: [email protected]
Thames Youth Choir
The Thames Youth Choir was founded in September 2010 and is comprised of around 40 members aged 14 to 19 drawn from a mixture of local schools. Entrance is by audition only. The Thames Youth Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings during term time between 6:30pm and 8pm at Tiffin School, Kingston.
Kingston Choral Society
One of Surrey's leading choirs, focussing on high-quality classical concerts. Kingston Choral Society is a friendly mixed-voice choir based in Kingston upon Thames. We give four concerts a year, mostly in Kingston and Surbiton, but also in Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, performing with professional orchestras and soloists. Our concerts cover a wide range of music from the 17th century through to the present day, including new works.
We have about 130 singers and welcome new members. Please browse through the site to find out more about us. We normally rehearse in The Hollyfield School, Surbiton, on Thursday evenings.
North Kingston Choir
North Kingston Choir was founded in November 2013 by two childhood friends, Jessica Bate and Clare Barton. They were both looking for a local choir that didn't take itself too seriously and that sang uplifting modern music. When they couldn't quite find what they were looking for, they decided to set up NKC.
The NKC ethos is to provide an inclusive contemporary musical experience that is friendly, fun and energising. It seeks to challenge but also inspire and hopes to provide that all-important "me" time.
Singing It Back
We offer weekly adult choirs, work place choirs, and singing workshops. Brand new for 2015: Singing workshop plus junk and drum percussion (as seen at our 2015 Summer Family festival) Have a browse around the site and don't hesitate to get in touch soon to see how we can bring singing back into your life, workplace or school. Pop over to our 'about us' and 'benefits of singing 'pages.
All songs are taught by ear and there are no auditions! We sing a wide variety of songs from many eras and cultures from World, Folk, and Jazz to Gospel, Latin and more.
Delightfully led by Natural Voice Practitioners Surya Cooper and Aaron Evans
We meet at the Canbury Pavilion on Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm during term-time.
Euphonix is a community choir with a difference in Kingston, open to any adult of any age who would like to sing contemporary and popular songs, folk and world music. You don't need to read music or audition or pay lots of money in advance to join us. We are a not-for-profit community group, managed by volunteers and led from 2009-13 by professional musician Dominic Stichbury, and from January 2104 by professional musician Ben Crawley. Euphonix was established to offer an inclusive, affordable experience of the benefits of singing regularly with others: companionship, developing musicality and pure enjoyment.
The Canbury Singers is a local choir based in the North Kingston area. We rehearse at 8.30pm on Monday evenings at St Luke's Church, Gibbon Road, Kingston upon Thames. The choir was founded in 2007 and has grown from a core of seven to approximately 30 members today. The choir's Director of Music, Chris O'Neill, was appointed in 2009. Under his guidance we enjoy singing a wide-ranging repertoire including popular and classical songs, jazz, madrigals and major choral works. The Canbury Singers perform at musical evenings and events throughout the year.
Kingston Orpheus Choir
For more information, see www.kingstonorpheuschoir.com.
KT6 Vocal Group
We are a small but spirited vocal group established in September 2016 and based in Surbiton, KT6.
For us it’s all about the vocals - working hard to build something we can all be proud of. We sing unaccompanied, a capella tracks arranged for us by our musical director. We have 20 members, and we all get involved. The group is run by the group, for the group.
Check out www.kt6vocalgroup.org for the latest news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter - and come down and say hi.
Adult instrumental groups
Kingston Chamber Orchestra
The Kingston Chamber Orchestra is an amateur orchestra of high standard, based in Kingston, Surrey, UK. Our members are a mixture of professionals, teachers, semi-professionals and keen amateurs.
Kingston Philharmonia was founded in 1973 by Walter Wurzburger, who had established himself in Kingston as a composer, player, conductor and teacher. He conducted the orchestra for the next twenty-one years.
We always welcome new players - especially violins, violas, double bass and brass. We rehearse on Friday evenings, from 7.45pm until 10pm. Our rehearsals usually take place at St Nicholas Church Hall, Summer Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0QQ.