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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

Thursday 14th November 2019
The Bach Choir sing the John Rutter Requiem, conducted by John Rutter
Venue: St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Time: 7.30 pm
More information and online tickets: TBC website

 

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

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd November 2019
Ashford Choral Society and Orchestra will perform Handel's Ode for St Cecilia's Day and Britten's St. Nicolas. They will be joined by Highworth School Chamber Choir for St. Nicolas. Soloists will be Chloe Morgan (soprano) and Greg Tassell (tenor) and the conductor will be Paul Young.
Venue: Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £20, £16 and £12. Under 16s - half price all tickets
More information: ACS website

 

 

 

Friday 6th December 2019
Rochester Cathedral's Annual Christmas Concert
Venue: Rochester Cathedral
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £18 (adults), £16 (concessions*), £10 (child - 10 and under) *Concessions available for 65+, students (on producing valid ID) and under 18s.
More information and online tickets: Rochester Cathedral website

 

 Image: The Cathedral in snow ©Rochester Cathedral

 

 

Sunday 8th December 2019
Candles by Candlelight
West Malling Community Choir with More Park RC Primary School West Malling CE Primary School
Venue: St Mary’s Church, West Malling
Time: 5 pm
Tickets (strictly in advance): £5 (school children free) available from the schools, members of WMCC, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th December 2019
Christmas Celebration with the Maidstone Singers
Venue: St Martin’s Church, Northumberland Road,  Shepway, Maidstone ME15 7LP
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £12.50
Booking information: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone: 01622 630016

 

 

 

Thursday 12th December 2019
Mantissa Charity Christmas Concert
There will be the usual Christmas fun alongside Christmas favourites and a chance to sing a carol or two with refreshments provided by the Rotary. Christmas starts here!
Venue: The Emmaus Christian Centre, Clover Street Chatham ME4 4DT
Time: 7 pm
Cost: £10 (£9 concessions) (Under 16/students £5)
Tickets: available from Simon Tatnall, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or at the door

 

Saturday 14th December 2019
Maidstone Choral Union Christmas Concert
Singing Wassail, a new work by Alexander L’Estrange and carols for choir and audience
Venue: All Saints Church, Maidstone  
Time: 4.00 pm
More information and online tickets: MCU website

 

 

 

Saturday 14th December 2019
Christmas Through the Ages with Paddock Wood Choral Society
Venue: St Andrew's Church, Paddock Wood 
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £12.50 (adults), free (under 19s)
Tickets: Box Office - 01892 836250, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PWCS 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

 

Monday 6th January 2020
Maidstone Choral Union 12th Night Carol Concert
Epiphany Carols for Choir and Audience
Venue: United Reform Church, Maidstone  
Time: 7.30 pm
More information and online tickets: MCU 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    

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 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  

 

Saturday 25th November 2019
Celebrating Elgar - Study Day
Join us for a day celebrating the life and music of the composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934), with a focus on the rich sources of Elgar's life and works in the British Library.
Source materials, ranging from manuscript sketches and scores, printed scores, letters and recordings, reveal important information about Elgar's compositional practices and the origin of some of his most famous works, such as the Enigma variations, his concertos, symphonies, and oratorios. They also tell us important stories about his personal and professional life, his close family relationships and friendships, as well as his remarkable personality.
Venue: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Cost: £11 (full price), £9.50 (senior 60+), £5.50 (concessions)
More information and online booking: BL website

 

 

 

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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