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.
Whilst the Choir has a policy of being an unauditioned community choir, our standards are high. We perform a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from traditional classical works to modern and specially commissioned pieces. Each year we give at least one major concert in Ely Cathedral and other concerts are held in local churches and schools. During the summer months, members of the Choir have also undertaken tours in Europe.
Ely Choral Society has grown from being an adult education class in 1961 to a choir of some 125 mixed voices today. The Choir takes its singing seriously, but there is a strong social side and lots of fun. Lasting friendships are often made and the Choir warmly welcomes new members.