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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 19th October 2019
East Malling Singers "Come and Sing" concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Mozart: Coronation Mass 
Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Elgar: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (orchestra)
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Rochester Choral Society's "A Choral Classics Concert"
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan Williams: Six Choral Songs (to be sung in Time of War)
Duruflé: Requiem
Venue: St. George's Centre [map]
Time: 7 pm
More information: RCS website

 

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Saturday 2nd November 2019
Maidstone Choral Union - in aid of Voices for Hospices - Iolanthe
MCU and invitees are performing Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe for the Heart of Kent Hospice Voices for Hospices event.
More details to follow.

 

Saturday 16th November 2019
Gravesham Choral Society with Benesonantes (Cobham Hall School Choir): Rutter's Mass of the Children
The programme for this concert will also include Blackford's Mirror of Perfection
Venue: St George’s Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £12. Full time students: £5
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

 

 

Wednesday 18th December 2019
Gravesham Choral Society's Christmas Carol Concert
Venue: St George’s Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
Time: 8 pm
Cost: £10. Full time students: £1
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

 

 

Thursday 19th December 2019
Gravesham Choral Society's  Christmas Carol Concert
Venue: St George's Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
Time: 8 pm
Cost: £10. Full time students: £1
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

 

 

Saturday 21st December 2019
East Malling Singers concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Charpentier: Messe de Minuet
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020
Kings Rochester's Kings Chorus, Kings Senior Choir and Orchestra Roffensis will be joined by staff, parents, Old Roffensians and members of the wider community to sing Brahms Requiem
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7.30 pm

 

Saturday 28th March 2020
Rochester Choral Society concert
Rutter: The Gift of Life – Six Canticles of Creation 
Chilcott: Requiem
With the Rochester Sinfonietta
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7 pm
More information: RCS website

 

Saturday 4th April 2020
East Malling Singers concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
Rachmaninov: Vespers
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: EMS website

 

Saturday 25th April 2020 
Gravesham Choral Society concert
Mendelssohn's Psalm 114, Verleih uns Frieden, Hear my prayer and Hymn of Praise
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

Saturday 20th June 2020
Rochester Choral Society concert
Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae (motet) 
Haydn: Heiligmesse
Mozart: Requiem
With the Rochester Sinfonietta
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7 pm
More information: RCS website

 

Saturday 27th June 2020
Gravesham Choral Society concert
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens & Jerusulam 
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region & Five Mystical Songs
Rutter: Gloria
Venue: St George's Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

Saturday 14th November 2020
Gravesham Choral Society concert: "Beethoven anniversary concert"
Egmont overture
Symphony no. 1
Mass in C
Venue: St George’s Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Gravesham Choral Society's Carol Concert
Venue: St George’s Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

 
 

 

Participation: Singing Workshops & Choral Weeks   

Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th September 2019
Return to Barcelona, directed by David Skinner
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 14th September 2019
John Rutter Come and Sing Day
The Friends of St Mary's Church Sundridge are very pleased to announce that John Rutter is coming to Sevenoaks again for a Come and Sing Day.
Venue: St Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA
Time: 10 am (registration), 11 am - 4.45 pm
Cost: £20 (plus £2 booking fee per booking - not per ticket)
More information and online booking: Friends of St. Mary's website

 

 

 

Saturday 28th September 2019
The Big Friendly Sing: Handel's Messiah, conducted by David Flood
Venue: Canterbury Cathedral
Time: 10 am - evening
Cost: £20 (singing and hire music), £15 (singing), £10 (audience), free (children)
Booking form, timetable and further information: PDF file *

 

 

 

Saturday 28th September 2019
Come and Sing Handel and Bob Chilcott with The Burford Singers, directed by Brian Kay
Come and learn Bob Chilcott's Singing by Numbers, five choral dances designed to entertain, plus a selection of choruses from Brian Kay's Novello Collection of Great Handel Choruses, including favourites from Acis and Galatea, Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Judas Maccabeaus, Soloman, Alexander's Feast, and, of course, Zadok the Priest.
Venue: Burford School, Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4PL
Time: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Cost: £20 (students £10)
More information and online booking: The Burford Singers website
Booking form: PDF file*

 

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October 2019
The Glory of Venice, directed by Colin Durrant
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 6th - Sunday 13th October 2019
A Week in Puglia, Southern Italy, directed by David Ogden
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 19th October 2019
East Malling Singers "Come and Sing" concert, conducted by Ciara Considine
There will be seven choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm, starting on 4th September, and attendance at any or all of these by our guests is optional and at no additional cost to the concert participation fee of £12.00, plus a compulsory rehearsal in the afternoon of the concert, probably from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (times to be confirmed). If you would like to accept this invitation – and if you know anyone else who might like to join us - it would be most helpful to let Elaine Gordon know by email by Monday 2nd September.
Mozart: Coronation Mass 
Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Elgar: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (orchestra)
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £12 (plus £2 hire charge per score)
Scores: Coronation Mass Novello (2000 edition), revised by Michael Pilkington
More information: EMS website
Contact: Elaine Gordon - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday 26th October 2019
Calling all singers and choirs! The King is Coming musical
An opportunity to sing with a large choir in Rochester Cathedral
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Contact: Roy Etherton (Producer), Jenny Etherton (Music Director)
More information: mobile: 07549 830906, telephone number: 01732 364517, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Absolute Gospel website


 

Wednesday 30th October - Sunday 3rd November 2019
Spanish Retreat, Northern Spain, directed by Peter North
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Hospice Festival Chorus: Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
Conceived in 1989 the original "Come & Sing" concert has grown into a global event that occurs every two years. Designed to coincide with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Voices for Hospices is an international celebration of hospice and palliative care services and an exciting, inspiring way of raising funds for your local Hospice. 
Venue: Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: registration fee £15
Rehearsals: Saturday 12th October 10.00 am - 3.30 pm, Saturday 26th October 10.00 am - 3.30 pm (Location: Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Buckland Road, Maidstone, ME16 0SF, Tuesday 15th October 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm, Tuesday 29th October 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm (Location: Baptist Church, Knightrider St, Maidstone ME15 6LP)
More information: Marion Heredia, MCU Concert Manager, 11a Battlefields, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7BY. If you have any queries please contact Marion on 01732 885749 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please complete the registration form [PDF file*] and return with your cheque to Marion Heredia by Saturday 21st September.

 

Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th December 2019
Mozart at Midnight, directed by Jeremy Jackman
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 14th March 2020
Come and Sing Elijah Part 2
Organised by Gravesham Choral Society
More information and online tickets: GCS website

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020
Please join Kings Rochester's Kings Chorus, Kings Senior Choir and Orchestra Roffensis to sing the Brahms Requiem in Rochester Cathedral.  All staff, parents, Old Roffensians and members of the wider community are welcome to join us.
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7.30 pm
Rehearsals: Every other Sunday starting on the 15th September, 4.15 - 6 pm, in the David Dann Building, King Edward Road, Rochester
More information and online sign-up sheet: KR website
Contact: email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Events: Exhibitions, Festivals, CDs, Quizzes and Walks

Building on the Land / Arcelia
How Now Records  

 

Perform Ring the Bells to end homelessness!
The London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Festival Chorus have already committed to performing Ring the Bells by Paul Fincham in their 2019 Christmas concerts.  Your choir can join the campaign to end homelessness by performing Ring the Bells (SATB) in your own Christmas concerts and carol services.  The score is available from Boosey & Hawkes and all composer royalties are being donated to Crisis.  As well as performing the carol to raise awareness of Crisis's campaign, we are encouraging choirs to fundraise with retiring collections and sponsorship events.  If Crisis does not have a centre near you, why not fundraise for your local homeless shelter and let singing bring a positive impact to those living with homelessness in your own community?

 

 
 
 
 

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