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A medium-sized, mixed choir, we sing a wide range of good music from the classical, modern and popular genres. Why not come to one of our concerts or consider joining us as singer or supporter? We would love to see you.  Read all about the choir here, or watch our Musical Director's video below!

New members are always welcome.

For enquiries about joining the choir, contact Sara Kemsley musicaldirector@kemsingsingers.com 

Yet again, amateur choirs are considered too dangerous to sing indoors.  Think of all the other activities you can now do.  Why not singing?  Over 2.2 million people enjoy singing with some 42,000 choirs in the UK.  That’s more than play amateur football on a regular basis.  Please sign the national petition to government to ask them to reconsider and treat us like all other sporting and organised activities, who meet up in Covid-secure venues. 
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/586559

If you'd already signed the Change.org petition, could you please go to the official parliamentary petitions site and sign again?

GREAT NEWS! From May 17th the choir will begin to meet again in person, initially as outdoor social get togethers with a bit of singing thrown in. From the beginning of July, after Covid restrictions have been lifted, we'll once again be rehearsing in St Edith's Hall in Kemsing.


Our first post-pandemic public performance will be on Monday 30 August at the Otford Village Fete. Watch this space for more details nearer the time.

On Zoom


SINGING IN LOCKDOWN

For most of 2020 and early 2021 the choir has enjoyed Zoom get togethers; some purely social, while others have worked on our vocal technique. More recently there's been a focus on enjoying professional performances of the pieces and learning more about what makes them distinctive. 



Each fortnight we've looked at a different musical period, and in between times it's been good to get together socially. We look forward to sharing what we've learned with an audience before long...


And in the meantime, if you've missed hearing us sing, here is a performance of one of our favourite pieces by singer/songwriter and one-time member Peter Skellern.  It is called A Prayer

Choral Workshop, March 2020

We came, and we sang...

The last time most of the choir got together was our choral workshop, attended by 35 singers last March. It was a great success and we sang some very enjoyable and at times challenging music. 


Barbara: "I did enjoy our Sing Day and being able to put a few more names to the faces we see every week.  Thank you to Sara for leading us, to Peter and to the Committee for the organising and to the bakers for those cakes!" 


We worked on Bruckner, Poulenc, Verdi, Pergolesi and Gershwin in four hours.  Here is a taste of Summertime in progress!

 

'Deck the Hall', December 2019