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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

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
Cost: £10, £1 (under 19-year-olds)
Tickets from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Satis House Office

 

 

 

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 and online tickets: RCS website

 

Saturday 28th March 2020
Maidstone Choral Union's Passiontide Concert
Chilcott: St. John Passion
Schütz: The seven words of Jesus Christ on the cross
Venue: All Saints Church Maidstone, ME15 6YE
Time: 7.30 pm
More information and online tickets: MCU website

 

 

 

Sunday 29th March 2020
Come and Listen to The Crucifixion by John Stainer with Oxted & Limpsfield Choral Society
Venue: United Reformed Church, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted
Time: 2.30 pm (registration), 3 pm (rehearsal), 7 pm (performance)
Cost: £10
Tickets from: the Secretary, telephone: 01959 577749 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: PDF file* or OLCS 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    

Saturday 25th January 2020
Come and Sing Fauré Requiem and Handel Four Coronation Anthems with The Maidstone Singers
Venue: St. Faith's Church, Station Road, Maidstone ME14 1LH
Time: 2.30 pm (rehearsal), 6.30 pm (concert performance)
Cost: £12 (rehearsal and performance), £2 (score hire each), £5 (audience ticket)
Booking form: PDF file*

 

 

 

Saturday 8th February 2020
Come and Sing Haydn's Stabat Mater with EBC!
English Baroque Choir
has been hosting these popular Singing Days for the over ten years and we are delighted to invite singers to join us for another day of fun, discovery and performance, this time featuring Haydn's Stabat Mater. A special choir will be formed for the day, involving members of EBC and you, our guests. Jeremy Jackman - our music director - will be working intensively with us on the music and will provide historical context and performance insights.
Venue: St John's Church, 73 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8TY
Time: 10 am - 5.30 pm
Cost: £20 (regular), £10 (students up to 26)
Registration: EBC 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.

 

 

 

Saturday 28th March 2020
Come and The Crucifixion by John Stainer with the choir of St. Michael's & All Angels, Summertown, Oxford
Venue: St. Michael's & All Angels, Lonsdale Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7ES
Time: 2 - 5 pm (rehearsal with break), 6 pm (performance)
Cost: £10
More information and online booking: Eventbrite
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Sunday 29th March 2020
Come and Sing The Crucifixion by John Stainer with Oxted & Limpsfield Choral Society
Venue: United Reformed Church, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted
Time: 2.30 pm (registration), 3 pm (rehearsal), 7 pm (performance)
Cost: £10
Tickets from: the Secretary, telephone: 01959 577749 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: PDF file* or OLCS website

 

 

Events: Exhibitions, Festivals, CDs, Quizzes and Walks

Building on the Land / Arcelia
How Now Records  

 

Saturday 25th April 2020
Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Study Day
Venue: Cardiff University Concert Hall, School of Music, Cardiff University, CF10 3EB
Programme:
9.00     Arrival/registration (refreshments available)
9.25     Welcome and opening remarks
9.30     Session 1
  *   Rodney Lister (Boston University): That was Now, This is Then
  *   Alexander Kolassa (Open University): "A crazy clutter of the mediaeval, medical mind": Peter Maxwell Davies in Ken Russell's The Devils
10.30   Break / refreshments
11.00   Session 2
  *   Upa Mesbahian (King's College London): The Lighthouse: A Tale of Collective Madness
  *   Richard McGregor (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): Taking The No. 11 Bus to the Resurrection
12.00   Lunch and book launch of The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies (co-authored by Nicholas Jones and Richard McGregor)
1.00     Paper / lunchtime concert
  *   Nicholas Jones (Cardiff University): Early Chamber Works, featuring several world premieres of works dating from the late 1940s and early 1950s.
2.00     Keynote
  *   Christopher Austin (Royal Academy of Music): Peter Maxwell Davies and The Twilight Zone
3.15     Break / refreshments
3.45     Session 3
  *   Thomas Hyde (King's College London/Oxford University): Salford Fairgrounds and Five-legged sheep: Peter Maxwell Davies's Construction of his Own Childhood and the Ambiguities of Mythmaking
  *   Sylvia Junge: Max’s Music for Children and Amateurs: A Personal View
4.45     Roundtable discussion: 'Remembering Max'
  *   Christopher Austin, Sally Groves, Sylvia Junge, Nicholas Jones (Chair)
5.30     Close
7.00     Evening concert, including a performance of Eight Songs for a Mad King, conducted by Joshua Ballance, soloist Barney Wolstenholme; introduced by Nicholas Jones and Richard McGregor
Cost: £25 (study day), £10 (concert)
More information and online booking: Study day and Concert


 

 

 
 
 
 

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