As we approach the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Kemsing Singers, we will be reprising many old favourites from those six decades, as well as trying some exciting new pieces. Our 60th Christmas concert will this year be held in the afternoon, from 3pm on Saturday December 16th in our usual venue of St Edith's Hall in Kemsing. Tickets (£10, U18s £5) are available from our Box Office on 01959 523752. And of course refreshments will be served!
New members are always welcome, and this would be an ideal time to come along and see whether we're for you. We are a medium-sized, mixed choir and sing a wide range of good music from the classical, modern and popular genres. We're very friendly and have a lot of fun. Why not come to one of our concerts or consider joining us as singer or supporter? Read all about the choir here, email us to find out more, or watch our Musical Director Sara's video below!
Our spring concert on Saturday 13 May was a joyous finale to a great season of singing. Choir and audience were taken on a 'Voyage of Discovery', celebrating anniversaries of space travel, polar exploration and the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb (and many more) - and all through music! The packed hall included many old friends and some who were at a Kemsing Singers concert for the first time. They pronounced it wonderful, and commented on how much the choir appeared to be enjoying themselves. One regular supporter said our rendition of Don Besig's Flying Free, accompanied by Sara Kemsley on flute, brought tears to his eyes. The programme went from the loud and traditional (Zadok the Priest, the grand chorus from Aida) to well known show tunes from Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter. Some members of the audience were seen to sing along... The highlight of the evening, however, was a thrilling brand new work by Peter Young about the discovery of the fossil handprints of children in Tibet. Wonders of Tibet was directed by our Musical Director Sara Kemsley, with Peter Young and Gillian Oldridge on piano. Based on a marvellous new poem by Elizabeth Miller, it was a triumphant world premiere.
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