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We get a lot of emails sent to us advertising other choirs' and orchestras' concerts and events, and, rather than forwarding them on to everyone we know, we decided to set up this page instead. It covers what's happening musically in Kent, London, the South-East and elsewhere. It is in no way intended to be comprehensive - but hopefully it will introduce you to concerts, services, workshops and other exciting musical events that you may not otherwise have known about. If you would like to add anything to the page then please contact Mary Burslem - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Concerts and Services

Friday 30th June 2017
Summer Organ Recital Series: David Bell
Venue: St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, London Road, Rainham, ME8 7RH
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: admission £10 donation to the church's Organ Fund

 

Saturday 1st July 2017
Gravesham Choral Society Concert
Handel: Little Organ Mass
Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate
Duruflé: Requiem
Venue: St. George's Church, Gravesend DA11 0DJ
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: £12, full-time students £5
More information: GCS website

 

Saturday 8th July 2017
Maidstone Choral Union
An Evening of Old Vienna
Venue: All Saints Church Maidstone
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: MCU website

 

Saturday 8th July 2017
Bearsted Choral Society's Summer Concert
Stanford: Songs of the Fleet
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
And music featured in the Last Night of the Proms
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Venue: St. John's School, Grove Green
Time: 7.30 pm
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01634 666730

 

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Cathedral Organ Recital Series: David Poulter (Liverpool Cathedral)
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 4.30 pm
Cost: admission free with retiring collection

 

Friday 28th July 2017
Summer Organ Recital Series: Andrew Cesana (Borden)
Venue: St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, London Road, Rainham, ME8 7RH
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: admission £10 donation to the church's Organ Fund

 

Friday 25th August 2017
Summer Organ Recital Series: Peter Boxall
Venue: St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, London Road, Rainham, ME8 7RH
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: admission £10 donation to the church's Organ Fund

 

Friday 22nd September 2017
Summer Organ Recital Series: David Bell
Venue: St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, London Road, Rainham, ME8 7RH
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: admission £10 donation to the church's Organ Fund

 

Sunday 24th September 2017
Cathedral Organ Recital Series: James Norrey (Rochester Cathedral)
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 4.30 pm
Cost: admission free with retiring collection

 

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Cathedral Organ Recital Series: Scott Farrell (Rochester Cathedral)
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 4.30 pm
Cost: admission free with retiring collection

 

Sunday 12th November 2017
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs a programme entitled Here Come the Classics
Venue: Dartford Orchard Theatre
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: £18.50 - £35.50. Premium Seats £45.50 (Rows G,H & J) - includes show programme and glass of bubbles on arrival. Groups of 10 or more save £7.50 off the top two ticket prices
More information: RPO website

 

 

Saturday 18th November 2017
Rochester Choral Society Autumn Concert - please see the Concerts & Tickets page for more information and tickets.

 

Saturday 18th November 2017
Gravesham Choral Society Concert
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum
Handel: Messiah, parts 2 & 3
Venue: St. George's Church, Gravesend DA11 0DJ
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: GCS website 

 

Sunday 26th November 2017
Cathedral Organ Recital Series: Adrian Bawtree (Canterbury Cathedral)
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 4.30 pm
Cost: admission free with retiring collection

 

Sunday 17th December 2017
Cathedral Organ Recital Series: Claire Innes-Hopkins (Rochester Cathedral)
La Nativité du Seigneur - Olivier Messiaen
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 4.30 pm
Cost: admission free with retiring collection

 

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st December 2017
Gravesham Choral Society Christmas Concerts
Venue: St. George's Church, Gravesend DA11 0DJ
Time: 8 pm
More information: GCS website

 

 

Singing Workshops 

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Goldsmiths Choral Union Summer Sing - Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius (Novello edition), directed by Stephen Jones
Venue: Baden Powell House Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS (corner of Cromwell Road and Queen’s Gate - nearest tube stations South Kensington or Gloucester Road)
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: £11 (in advance), £12 (on the day) or £20 for both GCU Summer Sings (in advance)
More information and booking form: PDF file*

 

Wednesday 5th July 2017
Goldsmiths Choral Union Summer Sing - Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K427 (Peters edition, ed. Robbins Landon), directed by Brian Wright
Venue: Baden Powell House Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS (corner of Cromwell Road and Queen’s Gate - nearest tube stations South Kensington or Gloucester Road)
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: £11 (in advance), £12 (on the day) or £20 for both GCU Summer Sings (in advance)
More information and booking form: PDF file*

 

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017
UK Choir Festival in Manchester
More information and registration: UK Choir Festival website

 

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Garsington Opera For All with Ramsgate Festival
Recruiting singers, performers, musicians for pop-up opera performances
Led by Tania Holland Williams, organised by Looping the Loop Adventures in Performance
All ages welcome, from 9 to 99, regardless of ability (no need to be able to read music to sing)
Bellringers needed as well!
Rehearsals: afternoons of Saturdays 17th June (1.30 - 6 pm, venue to be arranged), 24th June, 1st July, 8th July, Friday 21st July (participants should be able to attend a minimum of 3 out of the 5 rehearsals)
Venue: Central Ramsgate (venue to be arranged)
Performances: Saturday 22nd July
More information and registration:

 

 

 

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Celebrate the Day presents African Song and Freeing the Voice - Ensemble Singing Workshop For All
Led by vocal experts Tania Holland Williams & Phil Hornsey
Venue: St. Gregory’s Centre for Music, Canterbury, CT1 1QU
Time: 10 am - 4.45 pm
Cost: £42* booking fee (*£38 early-bird discount if you register and pay before Friday 12th May). Introduce someone new to Celebrate the Day and get £10 off (the new participant must have registered and paid to enable this offer).
Booking information: online booking form
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Sunday 6th - Sunday 13th August 2017
Music Holiday Week
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, Somerset
This is an opportunity to combine music making with other enjoyable activities such as walking all set in the beautiful village of Dunster which is on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The choir coach is Robyn Sevastos who is currently musical director of Bromley Philharmonic Choir, Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society and Kentish Opera.
More information and booking: please download the leaflet and booking form as PDF files*

 

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th August 2017
Cranleigh Choral Week
Artistic Director: Jeffrey Wynn Davies
Venue: Cranleigh School, near Guildford
More information: CCW website
Contact: Fiona Clucas - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 0161 946 0889 or mobile: 07718 538363

 

Saturday 16th September 2017
The Big Friendly Sing's rehearsal and performance of Handel's The Messiah at Canterbury Cathedral conducted by David Flood
Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest and receive more information in spring 2017. Registration of interest does not guarentee your booking.

 

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017
UK Choir Festival in St. Albans
More information and registration: UK Choir Festival website

 

 

Events

1st February - 28th October 2017
Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten's Britain
An exhibition at The Red House to mark 50th anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality at the home shared by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
Venue: Britten-Pears Foundation, The Red House, Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PZ
Opening times: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm - apart from during the Aldeburgh Festival, Friday 9th June to Sunday 25th June, when the exhibition is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily, including the Sundays and Mondays
Contact details: email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone - 01728 451700
More information: Britten Pears Foundation website 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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