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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..

 

Performances: Concerts & Services 

Saturday 21st July 2018
Tunbridge Wells Male Orpheus Choir lunchtime concert
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 12 pm
Cost: £5
Tickets: Lynne Bax, telephone: 01634 810074, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: Tunbridge Wells Male Orpheus Choir website

 

Sunday 29th July 2018
Jazz in the Crypt with James Taylor
Venue: Rochester Cathedral Crypt
Time: 6-9 pm
Cost: £5
Tickets: Lynne Bax, telephone: 01634 810074, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wednesday 17th October 2018
Dinner in the Nave
With Special Guests including James Taylor, who will be launching his new work with the Choir
Venue: Rochester Cathedral nave
Time: reception at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7.30 pm
Cost: £125 (or £950 for a table of 8 people)
Tickets: Lynne Bax, telephone: 01634 810074, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday 20th October 2018
East Malling Singers Invitation Concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Handel: Messiah
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Saturday 10th November 2018
Thanet Festival Choir concert, conducted by Clifford Lister
Jenkins: The Armed Man
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, St. Mary's Avenue, Cliftonville, CT9 3TN
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: TFC website

 

Saturday 17th November 2018
Britten: War Requiem
Rochester Choral Society, conducted by Scott Farrell and Bryan Gipps

With the Thanet Festival Choir and Sutton Valence Choral Society
With City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Sinfonietta Chamber Soloists
Susan Young, Soprano
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Colin Campbell, Bass
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7.30 pm (please note change of time)
Tickets: £20 (unreserved - nave and side aisles), £5 (for school children and students in full-time education - any seat). RCS Friends save £5 off the nave seats (please contact Rosemary Clemence direct for Friends tickets).

 

Saturday 17th November 2018
Gravesham Choral Society concert
Haydn: Creation
Venue: St. George's Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: GCS website

 

Saturday 25th November 2018
Sutton Valence Choral Society concert, conducted by Bryan Gipps
Dona Nobis Pacem: a concert of  20th Century English music (Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutter & Lloyd Webber)
Venue: All Saints Church, Maidstone ME15 6YE
Time: 7 pm
More information: SVCS website

 

Saturday 15th December 2018
East Malling Singers Christmas Carol Concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Saturday 15th December 2018
Thanet Festival Choir Christmas Carol Concert, conducted by Clifford Lister
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, St. Mary's Avenue, Cliftonville, CT9 3TN
Time: 3.30 pm
More information: TFC website

 

Monday 17th December 2018
Sutton Valence Choral Society Christmas Carol Concert, conducted by Bryan Gipps
Venue: Sutton Valence School, ME17 3HL
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: SVCS website

 

Saturday 2nd March 2019
City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra concert, conducted by Peter Bassano
Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
At its first performance, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour. It is one of CRSO's favourite symphonies to perform, and we are delighted to welcome back Fenella Humphreys to perform Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with us.
Venue: Central Theatre, Chatham
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: CRSO website

 

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Sutton Valence Choral Society concert conducted, by Bryan Gipps
Handel: Messiah
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: SVCS website

 

Saturday 16th March 2019
Rochester Choral Society concert, conducted by Scott Farrell
Stainer: Crucifixion and Dvořák Mass in D
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7 pm
More information: RCS website

 

Saturday 30th March 2019
East Malling Singers concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Saturday 30th March 2019
Thanet Festival Choir concert, conducted by Clifford Lister
Mendelssohn: Saint Paul
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs, CT10 1HQ
Time: 7 pm
More information: TFC website

 

Saturday 25th May 2019
City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra concert, conducted by Peter Bassano
Debussy, Bride, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Some of the most popular ballet music ever written - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Stravinsky's Petrushka and Debussy's Prélude à l’après-midi d'un faune​ - is paired here with the exciting World Premiere of Jacob Bride's Percussion Concerto, inspired by the forests and folklore of Finland.
Venue: Central Theatre, Chatham
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: CRSO website

 

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Rochester Choral Society concert, conducted by Scott Farrell
Mozart and Haydn
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7 pm
More information: RCS website

 

Saturday 13th July 2019
East Malling Singers concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Chilcott: Nidaros Jazz Mass

Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

 

 

 

Participation: Singing Workshops & Choral Weeks 

Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd July 2018
Budapest, directed by Patrick Craig
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Monday 16th July 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Journey from conflict to reconciliation
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Monday 23rd July 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Co-existence without fear
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Monday 30th July 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Developing empathy
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Sunday 5th - Sunday 12th August 2018
Assisi Summer School, directed by David Skinner
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Monday 6th August 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Letting go of the seeds of conflict
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Sunday 12th - Sunday 19th August 2018
Cranleigh Choral Week
Music will include: Remember the Fallen to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, Mozart’s Requiem, and Lux Perpetua, composed by Jonathan Willcocks.
More information: CCW website

 

Monday 13th August 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Deciding to trust
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Sunday 19th - Friday 24th August 2018
Bath Summer School, directed by Nigel Perrin
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Monday 20th August 2018
Sea Folk Sing
A creative workshop exploring the themes of reconciliation and World War One
Managing memory pathways
Venue: The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: free, but booking is required
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile/text: 07713 865955
More information: Sea Folk Sing PDF file*

 

Wednesday 5th September 2018
Renaissance Singers Workshop with Stephen Connolly
Venue: to be confirmed
Time: to be confirmed (usually 7 pm)
Cost: to be confirmed
More information: Renaissance Singers website

 

Sunday 23rd - Sunday 30th September 2018
Spanish Sherry Week, directed by Jeremy Jackman
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 30th September 2018
Choral Singing Day: Haydn's Nelson Mass with the LSO, conducted by Simon Halsey
Venue: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London
Time: 11 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £20 (£16 concessions)
More information: LSO website

 

Saturday 6th October 2018
Come and Sing Verdi's Requiem, directed by Adrian Partington, hosted by Three Choirs Festival
Venue: St. John's Smith Square
Time: rehearsal, afternoon - performance, evening
Cost: to be confirmed
More information: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone number: 01452 768928

 

Wednesday 10th - Sunday 14th October 2018
The Glory of Venice, directed by David Ogden
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 20th October 2018
East Malling Singers Invitation Concert
Handel: Messiah
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings from 5th September to 17th October, between 8 and 10 pm, Saturday 20th October, 3 - 5 pm
Concert time: 7.30 pm
Contact: Elaine Gordon - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please let Elaine know by 3rd September)
More information: EMS website

 

Thursday 1st - Monday 5th November 2018
Flanders Memorial Tour, directed by Peter North
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 25th November 2018
Choral Singing Day: Puccini Mass with the LSO, conducted by Simon Halsey
Venue: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London
Time: 11 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £20 (£16 concessions)
More information: LSO website

 

Sunday 2nd - Wednesday 5th December 2018
Mozart at Midnight - Vienna, directed by Jeremy Jackman
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 10th March 2019
Choral Singing Day: Vaughan Williams and Ireland with the LSO, conducted by Simon Halsey
Venue: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London
Time: 11 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £20 (£16 concessions)
More information: LSO website

 

 

 

Events: Exhibitions, Festivals, CDs and Walks

Building on the Land / Arcelia
How Now Records

 

 

 
  
 
 

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