What's On

Performances | Participation | Events

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 27th November 2021
Rochester Choral Society's Autumn Concert 2021

Peeters: Entrata Festiva for organ, brass and timpani op. 93
Jongen: Mass op. 130 for choir, brass and organ
Rutter: A Sprig of Thyme
With the King's Rochester Brass Ensemble and a chamber ensemble
Conducted by John Mountford
Venue: St. Stephen's Church, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME4 6JE [map]
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: £15 (unreserved - nave), £1 (for school children and students in full-time education - any seat). RCS Friends save £5 off the nave seats (please contact the Tickets Secretary - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - direct for Friends tickets).



Participation: Singing Workshops & Choral Weeks  

Saturday 18th September 2021
East Malling Singers present Bob Chilcott Workshop
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, East Malling Singers has organised a choral workshop. The subject is Bob Chilcott's new Christmas Oratorio, and the workshop will be run by the composer himself
Venue: St James the Great Church, East Malling
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Cost: £20 or £10 (for under 18s), score hire £2 (on the day)
Contact: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information and application form: EMS website


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Events: Exhibitions, Festivals, CDs, Quizzes and Walks

Building on the Land / Arcelia
How Now Records  


Saturday 20th March 2021
Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Study Day
Venue: Cardiff University Concert Hall, School of Music, Cardiff University, CF10 3EB
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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