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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 12th May 2018
City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Concert - Orchestral Fireworks
Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Jacob Bride, Ravel
Venue: Central Theatre, Chatham
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: Available here, or by phoning the Chatham Central Theatre box office on 01634 338338
Cost: Adults: £11, £13, or £17, Concessions: £9, £11, or £15, Children: £1
More information: CRSO website

 

Saturday 19th May 2018
Classical Conversations - live concert performed on fourteen different instruments by The Roan Trio
Venue: St. George's Church, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ
Time: 7 pm for 7.30 pm start
Cost: £10 cash / cheque on the door
Tickets: advance tickets available from 01634 365453 or via www.stgeorgesgravesend.org
More information: 01474 534965 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PDF file*

 

 

 

Saturday 19th May 2018
Maidstone Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Wright
Music: Tchaikovsky - Romeo & Juliet, Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3, Shostakovich - Symphony No.1
Soloist: Martin James Bartlett (BBC Young Musician 2014) (piano)
Venue: Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre, ME15 7RN
Time: 7.30 pm

 

 

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Rochester Choral Society Summer Concert - please see the Concerts & Tickets page for more information and tickets.

 

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design

 

 

Participation: Singing Workshops & Choral Weeks

Monday 21st - Thursday 24th May 2018
Heinrich Schütz and his Contemporaries (Benslow Music Courses and Concerts)
We are delighted to welcome back Benslow Music regular and Music Director of the Gentlemen of the Chapel Peter Bassano who is joined by one of the world’s foremost cornett players and a founding member of His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts for this brand new course. We are looking for singers, sackbuts, cornetts and strings, as well as a continuo group of cello, bass and keyboard to spend some time focusing on Venetian Music written for voices and brass by Schütz and his contemporaries. From instrumental works by Schein, Scheidt and Hassler to music from Schütz's Psalms of David, Peter and Jeremy will lead you through this wonderful music. An opportunity not to be missed!
Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
Cost: Resident £400 (under 27s £300), non-resident £305 (under 27s £228.75)
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone: 01462 459446
More information and booking form: PDF file*, Benslow Music website

 

Sunday 17th - Sunday 24th June 2018
Victoria in Avila, directed by David Skinner
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Sunday 1st - Sunday 8th July 2018
Brahms in Dresden, directed by Colin Durrant
Organised by Run by Singers
More information: Run by Singers website

 

Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th July 2018
Britten's War Requiem in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna - under the directorship of Dr Gerald Wirth, director of the Vienna Boys Choir
Rehearsals: 5th, 6th and 7th July
Performance: 7th July
Venue: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
More information: Sing mit Chorfestival im Stephansdom Facebook page
Registration: KunstKultur
There is a participation fee and the tour company will provide hotel bookings upon registration.

 

Saturday 7th July 2018
Come and Sing with Faversham Choral Society Fauré Requiem, directed by James Brown
Venue: St. Catherine's Church, Preston-next-Faversham, ME13 8LF
Time: 2 pm for 2.30 pm start, rehearsal until 5 pm, performance 6 pm
Cost: £10 (singers), £5 (students and under 16s), retiring collection for audience
Contact: 01795 424012 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information and application form: PDF file*

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday 19th May 2018
Rochester Choral Society Quiz
Venue: St. Stephen's Church, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME4 6JE
Time: 7 pm for 7.30 pm start
Cost: £6 (bring your own supper)
Contact: Sarah Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Rochester Choral Society Summer Garden Party
Venue: Bishopscourt, 24 St. Margaret's Street, Rochester, ME1 1TS
Time: 7-9 pm
Cost: £11
Contact: Sarah Anderson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: PDF file*

 

 

 

 
  
 
 

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