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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 4th May 2019
Ashford Choral Society perform Verdi Requiem
Venue: Colyer Fergusson Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: prices range from £12 to £20 (under 16s are half price)
Tickets available from: Gulbenkian Theatre box office website or telephone: 01227 769075
More information: ACS website

 

 

 

Saturday 11th May 2019
Kent Police Male Voice Choir is giving a special performance in aid of Holding On Letting Go
Venue: All Saints Church, Frindsbury, Church Green, Rochester ME2 4HE
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £10
More information: Caroline: telephone: 03445 611511, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Saturday 11th May 2019
Two into One: two choirs present English choral music through the ages - Maidstone Singers and Keswick Hall Choir
Including works by Bob Chilcott, Philip Stopford, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Robert Pearsall and others
Venue: All Saints Church, Mill Street, Maidstone ME15 6YE
Time: 7 pm
Cost: £12.00, Students £5.00, under 16s free
Tickets from: email: m This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone: 01622 630016, also from choir members

 

 

 

Saturday 18th May 2019
Wigmore Voices Concert
Wigmore Voices sing songs from the shows, including South Pacific and Chicago
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, St. Matthew's Church, Drewery Drive, Wigmore, ME8 0HZ
Time: 7.30 pm
More information: telephone: 01634 374598

 

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 John Hancorn
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 12th May 2019
The Scratch Verdi Requiem
More than 1,000 voices of The Really Big Chorus sing Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Bob Chilcott, with the English Festival Orchestra
Venue: Royal Albert Hall
More information: TRBC website

 

Saturday 18th May 2019
Come and Sing Workshop: Elgar's The Kingdom
Come and join members of Cambridge University Symphony Chorus to spend a day working on Edward Elgar's magnificent oratorio The Kingdom, arguably one of his greatest achievements. The day offers to improve your choral singing while exploring the wonderful choral outpourings of the work that the chorus will be taking to Leeds Town Hall and Ely Cathedral in November with David Hill. We are greatly privileged to be working with David Hill, MBE, Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Choir and Musical Director of the Bach Choir, who will lead us in a challenging and enjoyable musical workout on this multi-faceted composition.
Venue: St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP
Time: 10.30 – 11.00 Registration + tea/coffee, 11.00 – 15.45 Rehearsal, Lunch (bring your own or in town), 16.15 – 17.15 Sing-through Performance
Cost: £20 visitor, £15 CUSC member, £10 student
More information and registration: CUMS website

 

 

 

Saturday 25th May 2019
Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott
Come and sing a selection of Bob Chilcott's most popular choral music, led by the composer himself in Gloucester Cathedral. Repertoire will include a sneak preview of a new Christmas Oratorio to be premiered at the 2019 festival by the Three Cathedral Choirs. Music will be provided. Tea and coffee will be served mid-morning, and also a sandwich lunch.
Venue: Gloucester Cathedral
Time: 9 am - 3.30 pm
More information and online booking: Three Choirs Festival website

 

Sunday 2nd - Sunday 9th June 2019
A Week in Toledo, directed by Peter North
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Saturday 8th June 2019
Come and Sing Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Organised by The Bach Choir, directed by David Hill
Venue: Hinde Street Methodist Church, London W1U 2QJ (nearest tube: Bond Street)
Time: 10.30 am - 5 pm
Cost: £20.00 for singers; £5.00 for Audience members; and £5.00 for Students or those in full-time education (singing or audience)
More information and online booking: TBC website

 

 

 

Sunday 16th - Sunday 23rd June 2019
Early Music Week - Regensburg, directed by David Skinner
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 23rd June 2019
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff - A 'Coming of Age' Concert
The Maidstone Singers are pleased to extend an invitation to competent and experienced singers to join The Maidstone Singers
Venue: All Saints Church, Maidstone
Time: 7 pm
Cost: £30
Rehearsals will be held at our Brewer Street rehearsal hall on: Thursday 18th April 7.30-9.30, Thursday 2nd May 7.30-9.30, Sunday 5th May 4.30-6.30 & 7.30-9.30, Sunday 19th May 4.30-6.30 & 7.30-9.30, Sunday 9th June 4.30-6.30 & 7.30-9.30, Sunday 16th June 4.30-6.30 & 7.30-9.30, concert - Sunday 23rd June 7. At least 70% attendance is expected, including at least 2 of the 3 last rehearsals.
More information and application form: PDF file*
Contact details: TMS website

 

 

 

Wednesday 26th June 2019
Goldsmiths Choral Union Choral Workshop: Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Enjoy a sing-through of one of the greatest choral classics under the direction of GCU's renowned Music Director, Brian Wright and Assistant Conductor & Accompanist, 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 (or £20 for both choral workshops - see 3rd July)
Tickets available from: TicketSource, or telephone: 0333 666 3366
More information: PDF file*

 

Saturday 29th June 2019
Faversham Music Festival - Come and Sing Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man
As part of the Faversham Music Festival you are invited to come and sing Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man, conducted by Festival Director, Ben Saul
Venue: St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, ME13 8GZ
Time: Rehearsal, 1 pm; Performance, 4 pm
Cost: £10 (for singers) - this includes the score, although if you have one please bring your own. This is a free concert for the audience, with a retiring collection.
Registration: Please contact Christine Ford - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - stating your full name, email address and voice part.

 

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Goldsmiths Choral Union Choral Workshop: Bach B Minor Mass
Enjoy a sing-through of one of the greatest choral classics under the direction of GCU's renowned Music Director, Brian Wright and Assistant Conductor & Accompanist, 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 (or £20 for both choral workshops - see 26th June)
Tickets available from: TicketSource, or telephone: 0333 666 3366
More information: PDF file*

 

Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th July 2019
Bach Pilgrimage Tour, directed by Jeremy Jackman
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 14th July 2019
Singday 2019
A thousand voices of The Really Big Chorus raise the roof with Carmina Burana, conducted by Brian Kay, with the English Festival Orchestra
Venue: Royal Albert Hall
More information: TRBC website

 

Sunday 28th July - Sunday 4th August 2019
Early Music Week in Ghent, directed by David Allinson
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 4th - Sunday 11th August 2019
Assisi Summer School, directed by Nigel Perrin
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 11th - Saturday 17th August
Chester Choral Week
More information: CCW website

 

Sunday 18th - Friday 23rd August 2019
Choral Summer School, University of Lincoln, directed by Nigel Perrin and Jeremy Jackman
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website and PDF file*

 

 

 

Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st August 2019
Hereford Cathedral Weekend, directed by Peter North
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Events: Exhibitions, Festivals, CDs, Quizzes and Walks

Building on the Land / Arcelia
How Now Records

 

 

 
  
 
 

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