Sound Sensation - Singing Group - Songs for Every Occasion

About Us

SOUND SENSATION is the Concert Group of the KOS Musical Theatre Company and is run in conjunction with the main company. We are made up of enthusiastic members who like to learn additional material alongside the current productions. 
Our repertoire contains a huge diversity of music from Grand Opera to Modern Musicals and contemporary choral works. 
We are available for celebrations or fund-raising events, large or small, anywhere in the Northamptonshire area. 

Beginnings - 
For as long as there has been a K.O.S. (since 1947) we have always tried to take music to the community and, under the direction of Miss Gladys Riseley MBE, the Concert Party entertained at Residential homes, Church Festivals and Fundraising Events all over the county and beyond. Annual productions then were the source of almost all programme material, and a rich source indeed.

Times change - We now have a New Name! 
The annual production still forms the bedrock of our repertoire, but we now incorporate many different forms of music, as diverse as current West End Productions to Spirituals and contemporary 'Pop' pieces. 

Definitely Songs for ALL occasions.

And as SOUND SENSATION we still take the music to the community

In Memoriam
Sadly, as of June 23rd 2018, Sound Sensation will never sound exactly the same again.
Our wonderful friend and soprano soloist, Joan Carnell, lost her battle with cancer and has now taken her place with the Angel Choir. 
I am so proud of the choir for their wonderful singing at the Service of Celebration of Joan's life.
We will miss her forever.

Another great friend of the group, Mandy's Dad, Max Harrison, long-time champion of the Parkinson's Association passed the next day after a lifetime of challenges and accomplishments.

We will remember them both each time we carry our new pink music folders, so they will always be with us.
R.I.P. two true friends.

To Hire Us - Please complete the form on our Contact page.

Our Rates - Are extremely reasonable and designed essentially just to cover our costs, with one rate for Domestic bookings and one for Ticketed Events.

Keep in touch - We now have our own facebook page so do click and 'like' us and 'share' any anecdotes that you think our audiences would like.

We enjoy ourselves singing together - eating together - relaxing together and have helped each other cope through stressful times. That's what being a member of Sound Sensation is all about.

Press Release 7 December 2011    
Kettering choir are the UK’s Christmas Carol Stars for 2011  
The Kettering Operatic Society crowned winners of the BrewersFayre Carol competition. 

A Kettering singing group have been unveiled as the winners of a nationwide search to become the official Brewers Fayre Christmas Carol Stars of 2011. 
Sound Sensation the concert group of Kettering Operatic Society were chosen from entrants all across the UK and have followed in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, Bette Midler and Celine Dion by recording their own Christmas ‘album’ with tracks that will be played in selected Brewers Fayre restaurants throughout the Christmas period. Sound Sensation also performed an exclusive set of carols at the Telford Lodge Brewers Fayre in Kettering last week. Local diners were treated to splendidly seasonal renditions of Christmas classics whilst tucking into the Brewers Fayre festive menu. 
Jill O’Brien who is the conductor and organiser for Sound Sensation commented; “We were amazed and delighted to learn that our entry had won the Brewers Fayre Christmas Carol Stars competition. We took some time off from our rehearsals ........ to practice the carols, and sent them off. Never having been to a recording studio before we were all very excited and eager to hear the finished result” 
Emma Price, a spokeswoman for Brewers Fayre said; “Music is such a special part of our British Christmas traditions and we want to ensure that all our guests feel the magic of Christmas this yuletide. We welcomed entries for the 2011 ‘Carol Factor’ from all around the UK but the Kettering Operatic Society’s Sound Sensation stood out to us as a group that clearly have a real passion for singing and embody the true spirit of Christmas”.

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