Singing at the Otford Village Fete, August 2021

My Spirit Rejoices! Kemsing Singers will perform a concert of uplifting choral music at St Bartholomew's Church, Otford, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at 7.30pm. The programme, accompanied by string quartet and organ, includes well-known classical, sacred works such as Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, Haydn’s Te Deum and the Magnificat attributed to Pergolesi. Also included is the beautiful setting by Brahms of ‘How Lovely are thy Dwellings Fair’ and we may even reprise some choruses from Rutter’s popular Magnificat from our Christmas concert.

Tickets: £12 (U18s £5) are available as usual from our Box Office on 01959 523752, or can be bought on the door.


Outdoor rehearsal, June 2021.

It was below freezing outside, but the atmosphere at our Christmas Concert in St Edith's Hall on December 10th could not have been warmer. All the chairs were filled and our lovely audience joined in enthusiastically with some traditional carols. Once again we welcomed the wonderful soprano Naomi Kilby, who many remembered from our spring concert. She performed solos in two movements of the programme's highlight, John Rutter's Magnificat. The concert opened atmospherically in the dark to the strains of Gabriel's Message from unseen guitar, flute and vocal soloists at the back of the stage; while the second half of the programme featured a range of carols dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus: from a haunting rendition by Naomi of the French carol O Holy Night to the choir singing those much loved spirituals Mary's Boy Child and O Mary, Don't You Weep. As one audience member has since reported, "the Kemsing Singers were up to their usual high standard and we had a lovely evening".

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? Read all about the choir here, or watch Sara's video below!