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Area: Kent

afa.btck.co.uk

Founded 'in 1981 to foster and promote the maintenance, improvement and development of artistic taste and knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts among the inhabitants of the Borough of Ashford'.

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www.dandipal.uk/music/

Bayle Music has been presenting concerts of choral and chamber music in Folkestone's historic Parish Church since 2012.’

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www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

‘Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! Whether you are family looking for child-friendly events, younger generation wanting to burn off some dance energy or singers and musicians seeking out a session – Folk Week has something for you. The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. All venues are within walking distance – although we admit that getting down the hill to the sea is easier than getting back up!' Held Mid August.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.canterburyartscouncil.org.uk

'An independent umbrella body which receives funding from a number of Patrons, notably Canterbury City Council, and from the affiliation fees of its members ... Its aims are to encourage and assist in presenting public concerts, recitals, dramatic performances, art exhibitions, lectures, arts festivals and other arts events in the Canterbury district.'

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www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

'Kent's International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East. As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences each October. The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the wellbeing of its citizens. The Festival is enthusiastic about reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.'

Category:Arts Festivals
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canterburymusicclub.com

'Membership of Canterbury Music Club is incredibly cheap and represents phenomenal value for money. All the artists presented are of considerable reputation, often on concert tours that include prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre.'

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/canterburyrms.htm

'The Society offers an appreciation of the art of Music in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Formed in 1965, we present programmes of Recorded Music ranging from the state of the art CDs to historical 78s played on our own superb Hi-Fi System.'

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www.codatw.co.uk

'CODA was founded by Arthur Boyd (who had run his first music club when at school) and its origins date back to 1982 when he had the idea of chamber recitals to support young and up-coming professional musicians by providing a venue for them to perform. Originally recitals were presented in Arthur’s home but, as interest grew, CODA moved to larger (but still intimate) venues ... At CODA we pride ourselves on our reputation as a welcoming and friendly organisation with a distinctive personal touch. All those attending recitals have the opportunity to meet and chat to the artists over refreshments after the performance.'

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www.favershammusicclub.co.uk

The Friends of Faversham Music Club ‘have widespread benefits including: * Four Thursday evening concerts per season; * Reduced ticket prices for the First Sunday Series Concerts; * Discount on Faversham Voices choir rehearsals; * Reduced price for Barbican concert visits; * Reduced price entry to single concerts given by Canterbury, Whitstable and Sittingbourne music clubs‘.

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/goudhrst.htm

Typically about half a dozen evening meetings, September to May.

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graveshamarts.co.uk

'Founded in 1968, and is an umbrella organisation for all types of art and creativity in the Borough of Gravesham ... Gravesham Arts is run by a happy band of volunteers, who are responsible for the day to day running of St Andrews Arts Centre, a grade II listed building set on the historic riverside of Gravesend ... Gravesham Arts has a programme of events throughout the year including monthly art shows, open days, art competitions, events, concerts and workshops.'

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Also indexedSt Andrews Arts Centre
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www.englishcamerata.org.uk

'Our Music Summer School is distinguished by and is unique for the very high number of hours of coaching ( 9.00am - 6.30pm and beyond) afforded by an exceptional teaching commitment from internationally renowned artists. We aim to assemble a limited number of participants at any one time to keep the atmosphere intimate whilst optimising the make-up and coaching of the ensembles. This modest number of participants allows us all to re-create, in our modern frenetic time, the timelessness and sociability of the "salon" with its semi-private music-making.' Held Mid July.

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kentmusicians.blogspot.com

‘A Creative Arts Centre located in Kent which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians to enjoy playing music together in Orchestras, a Wind Band, or various other musical groups ... We work hard, but the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. Although there is encouragement to improve, there is no pressure ... There are groups for the more adventurous and advanced players, but we cater for beginners and the rusty too ... Concerts are held, but participation is optional.’

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Also indexedKent Amateur Music Group
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www.kcoa.co.uk

'Consists of some 125 members spread throughout the county. The object of the Association is to promote the friendly interchange of ideas on all matters of interest to organists and choirmasters. With the exception of August and December monthly meetings are held on Saturdays and include recitals, lectures, discussions and visits to places of interest in various parts of the county and sometimes further afield ... Membership of the Association is not based on the ability to play; we welcome equally those who enjoy listening as well as those who enjoy playing.'

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www.kent-music.com

'Music education charity committed to providing music opportunities to individuals, schools and groups across Kent, through individual lessons; whole class instrumental teaching; local and county-wide ensembles and choirs; teacher training; and through creating and supporting special music projects and events. Kent Music is also the lead partner for the Music Education Hub for Kent.'

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Also indexedMusic Education Hub for Kent
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maidstonearts.org

'Exists to promote active participation in the arts so that individuals lead happier and more fulfilling lives and our communities are made stronger.'

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www.kent-music.com/music-centres/medway-towns-music-centre/

‘Offers inspiration for all ages and is a regional music centre run by Kent Music. With over 250 members attending on a weekly basis we are justly proud of being the largest music centre in Kent and Medway. As well as instrumental tuition being available we offer over 30 different ensembles. For most people, music has its greatest impact when played with others so don’t delay join us today! It is never too late to start your “musical journey”.’

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Also indexedKent Music
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www.broadstairsmethodistchurch.com/mays

'MAYS is now a venture set up to ensure the continuation of music concerts in the Methodist church! We wanted the Church and the lovely piano donated to our Church to continue to be used for wonderful concerts.' (The Broadstairs Music Recital Society closed in Spring 2017.)

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Also indexedMAYS | Broadstairs Music Recital Society
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www.rnkmdf.org.uk

'Has provided an annual showcase for amateur talent from across the Medway area and further afield. The Festival features a wide variety of performance styles in music, speech and drama, with classes to suit all age groups and levels of ability.' Held Mid April.

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www.ryewurlitzer.org

‘The Rye Wurlitzer is Britain's second oldest Wurlitzer theatre organ. It was originally installed at The Palace Cinema in Tottenham. It has been at Rye College since the summer of 1957. Regular concerts are held ... A unique teaching project also runs from the Rye Wurlitzer giving students the opportunity to learn the instrument at no cost to themselves.’

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www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/

'We offer distinctive programmes in Music, Fine Art, and Event and Experience Design, delivered in cutting edge facilities, with a recognised excellence in teaching and a global reputation in research.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Kent
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www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-humanities/music-and-performing-arts/music-and-performing-arts.aspx

'Vibrant and progressive, with outstanding performance venues and teaching at two campuses – Canterbury and Broadstairs. Our exciting courses are designed to help you develop your skills and talents, whilst preparing you for work in the music and the performing arts industries.'

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Also indexedCanterbury Christ Church University
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www.sevenoaksthreeartsfestival.co.uk

'Started in 1951, is well known and popular with Adjudicators and competitors as friendly and enthusiastic, and draws entries from all over the South-east ... Classes are held over two weekends in June ...  in Speech & Drama, Piano, Singing (including Choirs), Woodwind & Brass (including Orchestras), Strings and Accordions. Probably the biggest landmark in the Festival's history was the launching of the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year Competition, founded by June Clements in 1995. The standard of the competitors each year has been astounding ...'

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www.sittingbournemusicsociety.org.uk

‘We plan to bring a well-balanced programme of classical concerts of high quality to an area seriously deprived of cultural events of this kind. We feel there is a real need for a regular concert series of chamber, instrumental and vocal music of top quality for the people of this area.‘

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www.stourmusic.org.uk

'Stour Music was founded in 1962 by my father, the counter-tenor Alfred Deller, principally as a festival devoted to early music ... It now takes place over the last two weekends of June each year ... Set in the heart of the Garden of England, the festival takes its name from the River Stour, which runs along the valley between Ashford and Canterbury.'

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www.suttonvalencemusicsociety.com

'Founded in 1973, offers six concerts a year between September and March.'

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www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

'A four day long festival of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family festival of folk. Tenterden features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs and restaurants and green verges. The festival includes many free events.' Held Early October.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.tmc.org.uk

‘Presents a season of concerts, by world-class artists each year between October and May in Tonbridge, Kent. Over the years, audiences have enjoyed performances of the highest artistic standards by internationally renowned musicians and have also had the opportunity of hearing young award-winning performers at the outset of their careers. TMC also arranges occasional pre-concert talks and masterclasses.’

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www.topchoirkent.org

'The Top Choir Kent amateur choir contest is organised by the Rotary Club of Canterbury and all profits from the event go to Rotary charities at home and abroad.' Held Early April.

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www.twjazzclub.co.uk

‘We were formed in 1984 to promote local interest in jazz in all its forms. We arrange nine or more concerts per year in Tunbridge Wells ... through a season which runs from each September to December then from February to June.’

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.whitstablechambermusic.org.uk

‘We have seven concerts each season and they are programmed from September to the following April on the concluding Saturday of each month (excepting December as you probably have other personal commitments between Christmas and the New Year). Each concert recital is given by top-class award winning and international musicians offering a diverse choice of music from the classical, romantic and early modern repertoires of the twentieth century.’

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www.1stwhitstablebrassband.co.uk

’We are the Canterbury District's longest established brass band, now over 90 years old. Regular concerts are given in the local area, presenting a wide variety of popular music performed with style. Membership is open to musicians from all areas of the local community, not exclusively to scouts.‘

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www.ashfordchoral.org.uk

Ashford Choral Society has a membership of some 130 singers and traditionally gives three to four concerts each season, during the period September to April/May. Each year there is an opportunity to perform some of the major works in the choral repertoire together with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra ... Members are expected to attend at least 75% of the rehearsals for any concert, as well as the final one with orchestra on the day itself.‘

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www.ashfordconcertband.co.uk

'Formed in 2002 under the name Windmill, as part of a drive to encourage adults who maybe hadn't played for a few years to return to their brass or woodwind instruments. We have gone from strength to strength and now have approx 30 members. We have renamed ourselves Ashford Concert Band and we meet every week to rehearse and have a great repertoire of music we play. Today we continue to learn and enjoy making music together and always welcome new players over the age of 18 to come and join us.'

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ashfordinvictasingers.jimdo.com

'A community choir which has been performing concerts in and around the Ashford area since 1991. Our prime objectives are:- a. to promote and advance good singing with a preference for popular music of the past 100 years; b. to encourage participation from all parts of the local community; c. to raise money for charities and good causes.'

Category:Ashford (Kent)
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www.ashfordsings.org

'There is a choir for Ashford – a community choir made up of people like you. The aim of the choir is simple – have fun singing together and then taking our voices to various locations around Ashford and the surrounding area, so we can spread a little joy!'

Category:Ashford (Kent)
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www.army.mod.uk/music/23963.aspx

'The musicians all undertake their training at the Royal Military School of Music once selected and after an initial period of training within the Band .... They are a popular band and are always very busy. The Band has also toured to the many parts of the world and performed for both military and public events.'

Category:Military Bands
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www.bearstedchoral.org.uk

'We have a committed approach to our singing but our primary aim is to enjoy making music together. The choir is known for its friendliness, something which is highly valued by its members ... The society welcomes new members in all voice parts - soprano alto tenor and bass. We do not hold auditions and ask only that you are enthusiastic, committed and sing in tune. Our musical season begins each September and is divided into three terms. Each term we rehearse a work or works for concert performance generally engaging professional soloists.'

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www.birchingtonsilverband.co.uk

Birchington Silver Band has various events each year; including Carolling, Inside Concerts, Outside Concerts and Social Events.’

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blocofogo.com

'Since forming in Tunbridge Wells in 2001 thanks to some Millennium Lottery funding, Bloco Fogo has grown and developed both musically and in size. In 2006 we established a second group in Maidstone and now we have over 60 members ranging in age from 8 to 80+!'

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broadstairsandstpetersband.com

'The Band was formed in 1980. Many musicians have come and gone over the years, young people moving on to the Services, University or new Careers; some of our older members retiring and others we sadly lost. We are made up of members of all ages 15-85 who are Ex-Professional or Amateur musicians ... We perform regular concerts at the Pavilion-On-Sands, Viking Bay, Broadstairs, a wonderful venue and setting for a Sunday night concert of popular music from films/shows and a pot pourri of incidental music.'

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www.canterburychoral.co.uk

‘Has forged a reputation for outstanding levels of performance, and is established as one of the most accomplished groups of its kind in the South East. Admired for its quality of sound, ensemble and intonation, it is a symphonic choir and a magnet for performers from many walks of life for which Canterbury can be justly proud ... Whilst aiming for professional standards, Canterbury Choral Society remains an amateur choir open to all who apply and pass an audition. Members may briefly reflect on their achievements after concerts, but a challenge awaits them the following Tuesday when they begin rehearsals for their next performance. This is open to anyone who might like to join us, or who is curious about how we rehearse and sound in the earliest stages of learning.‘

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www.canterburyoperatic.co.uk

'Has been performing shows and concerts in the Canterbury area for over 100 years. Whether you like performing or prefer to be out of the limelight doing vital work backstage or front of house, we welcome new members warmly. Please get in contact!'

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www.canterburyorchestra.org.uk

‘Founded in 1953, The Canterbury Orchestra is a thriving group of enthusiastic players who regularly tackle major works from the symphonic repertoire ... Canterbury Orchestra normally performs 3 concerts each year, mostly at the University of Kent's prestigious Colyer-Fergusson Hall ... Over the past few years, the orchestra has encouraged good young players to join and the membership currently includes a wide range of ages, from school pupils to seasoned musicians who have been playing with the orchestra for over 30 years: a productive blend of youth and experience. The young players form a mobile population, so it follows that there are occasional vacancies, particularly in the brass and string sections, and talented players are always welcome.‘

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www.canterburysingers.com

'In the early 1950s a group of like-minded singers gathered around the grand piano of a friend`s house in Canterbury and decided to form a choir. The Canterbury Singers was born ! Since then the choir has established a strong standing as one of the leading chamber choirs in the area, performing a mix of sacred and secular programmes, both accompanied and "a capella".'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.canterburyvocals.co.uk

'Aims to encourage as many people as possible to discover the joy and multiple benefits of singing. We all have voices – and every one is unique. We believe that every voice should be celebrated and aim to help each participant discover and enjoy their own voice ...'

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www.cantoresdominicae.co.uk

‘We are a lively, committed choir of approximately 40 people. We draw our membership from across East Kent. The Choir has built up a reputation in the local area, mixing high standards with a warm and friendly social life ... Our programme promotes musical variety, growth and development. All members should be prepared to perform challenging works. We work together as a team, to attain the best possible standard, whilst enjoying our singing. Our Spring and Autumn concerts are a blend of both religious and secular music, demonstrating the choir's versatility. Our Summer concerts offer a more lighthearted repertoire of music. We also perform at Carol Concerts in local churches at Christmas and sing at weddings or funerals by appointment.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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crso.org.uk

'Formed in 1969 and is one of the main amateur orchestras in north Kent ... The CRSO has approximately 60 playing members, both amateur and professional musicians ... CRSO was formed to nurture excellence through music in the community, and places the local community at the heart of all that it does. The orchestra has given 5 World Premiere performances of music by composers from the University of Kent ... and the CRSO outreach programme includes a Young Composers' evening which allows young composers from the local area to hear their works played by the orchestra. We offer ticket concessions for young audience members, schools, and community groups.'

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www.cranbrookods.org.uk

‘CODS exists to encourage the performance of all forms of amateur theatre, musical, drama and comedy, and is open to all interested persons.’ Usually perform one Musical per year, in the Autumn.

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www.thecso.org.uk

‘We are keen to recruit more musicians with a passion for music and enthusiasm for performance. We welcome musicians of all ages from teenagers learning at local schools to pensioners retired to the country ... We ask that you be of at least Grade 7 or equivalent ... The Orchestra’s regular members are a mix of professional and amateur musicians drawn from Kent and Sussex who rehearse and perform a wide range of classical music. There are usually two concerts per year in the locality. The Orchestra plays a wide repertoire of music and has performed a number of concertos with many established soloists.’

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www.eastkentchorus.com

‘Sings unaccompanied four-part harmony in the barbershop style. The Chorus started after a ‘Learn To Sing’ course in 2010 ... The Group performs as a classic Barbershop Quartet, an Octet (two of each part) and the full chorus. Our repertoire consists of popular songs from the Edwardian era though to the present day and includes songs from shows, ballads, number one hits, Christmas songs and carols.‘

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www.fhos.co.uk

'An amateur orchestra, consisting of members of all age groups, who are highly motivated and who enjoy making music together. The orchestra performs under the name of "Folkestone Symphony" ... The orchestra is a friendly group of people who meet up to rehearse once a week, giving at least four public concerts a year to very appreciative audiences.' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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Also indexedFolkestone Symphony
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www.folkestonechoralsociety.org

'Consisting of over 100 voices, Folkestone Choral Society is the largest choir in the area and draws members from as far afield as Deal, Canterbury, Ashford and Romney Marsh. We exist as a Charitable organisation to bring the enjoyment of choral music sung to a high standard to the community of the Shepway District in Kent and many visitors to the area. No other country in the world has such a strong tradition of choral music ... Our programmes range from the great oratorios to more modern composers. Some concerts also include popular concertos and orchestral pieces to complement the choral works. The Society aims to cover over a number of years the major classical works for choir and orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries.'

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www.gravesendband.co.uk

'A concert band composed of around 30 friendly amateur players, with a wide range of ages. The band has existed for over 135 years, and we feel proud to have this history behind us ... During the course of a year we play concerts both locally, and on bandstands in and around Kent and Sussex. We vary our programme from one concert to the next and our repertoire includes selections and themes from shows and films, popular light music, and marches.'

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www.gravesendentertainmentandmusicalsociety.org

'Has a deserved reputation for musical excellence and the broad range of music we present. We have a history stretching back to 1912 and we strive to continue with the traditions of live music. We have two strings to our bow, the staged musical events and a choir, which is how we originally began all those years ago, and each year we are producing concerts and shows for the public. We are also very happy to be invited to put on a concert with the choir in aid of a good cause ...'

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www.graveshamcs.co.uk

'The Society's principal aim of presenting very high-quality performances attracts large audiences and enables it to engage first-rate professional soloists and orchestral musicians. The latter are mostly Kent- or London-based, and many were formerly in Kent County Youth Orchestra ... Rehearsals are demanding, but fun, making Wednesday evenings a most rewarding experience. Singers are friendly and always keen to welcome new members.'

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grosvenororchestra.blogspot.co.uk

'We study, rehearse and perform all kinds of orchestral music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our conductor is an experienced performer and ensemble coach. We give occasional concerts, for which admission is normally free. At these events we support a nominated charity by inviting our listeners to make a donation. A guest speaker gives a brief talk to raise awareness of the charity’s activities. Membership is open to all ages, and there are no auditions, though a standard of at least Grade 5 ABRSM is recommended. (Numbers may be limited in some sections in order to maintain a good orchestral balance.)

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www.kpmvc.org.uk

'The choir is open to serving and retired police officers, civilian staff, those with links to the service and also members of the community. It is an ambassador for Kent Police and is supported by them, although it is self-financing ... our sincere thanks go to the long suffering wives, sweethearts, partners and families who give us such tremendous support.'

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www.kyjo.co.uk

‘It’s all in the name. Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO to its friends) is a group of talented young musicians playing an exciting mix of jazz standards, jazz-rock and jazz-funk. They come from across the county to perform at major concert venues, jazz clubs and festivals as well as running jazz workshops in Kent and further afield.

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www.lydian.org.uk

'The premier independent youth orchestra in the South East ... Founded in 1976 by Sevenoaks violin teacher June Clements, accepting only the very best local young musicians. Small and select, Lydian remained a chamber orchestra until relatively recently. The inclusion of full brass and percussion sections for some courses has allowed the orchestra to expand and explore new repertoire ...'

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www.mso.org.uk

Formed in 1910: 'MSO is a superbly well-balanced mix of local professionals and ex-professionals, music teachers and excellent amateur players who come together regularly on a voluntary basis to produce concerts of a professional standard. This entails great commitment by the players, many of whom travel from all over Kent, and beyond, to attend MSO's weekly Thursday evening rehearsals'.

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www.thewarblers.org.uk

‘Perform West Gallery Music - the sacred and secular music performed by amateur singers and instrumentalists during the Georgian period (ca.1720-1850). We concentrate particularly on music known to have been performed in the Southeastern counties, principally from Kent and Sussex. We are a mixed choir, singing mostly in four parts, accompanied by stringed and wind instruments. We dress in costume appropriate to the period and our performances include anecdotes and readings which set the music in its historical and social context. Members of the choir research the music, which we perform in concerts, church services, and workshops. Our repertoire is drawn from printed and manuscript music books from the southeast of England. These have survived in libraries and archives, occasionally in churches and chapels, or in the possession of private individuals, sometimes descendants of the early choir members and musicians.’

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www.northfleetbrass.moonfruit.co.uk

‘We are one of the few remaining contesting Brass Bands in the South East and are based in Northfleet near Gravesend in Kent.’

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railwayswingband.co.uk

‘A big swing band ... Formed in 1992 the band consists of a mixture of professional musicians and serious amateur musicians whose ages range from 13 up to 88. The band plays only for charity concerts and performs approximately 15 times a year ... The band plays a mixture of music of the great Swing era: Ellington, Goodman, Basie, Miller, Kenton and Herman to name just a few with some more modern compositions thrown in too.‘

Category:Big Bands
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rainhamladieschoir.org.uk

‘A well-established choir based in the Medway Towns in Kent. Over our 50-plus year history, we have raised thousands of pounds for charities and sung in some fantastic venues including the Royal Albert Hall. We usually promote our own concerts twice a year (including a carol concert at Christmas) but are very happy to perform at other events for charities, etc.’

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.rochesterchoral.co.uk

Music Making in Medway since 1873: ‘Still going strong in the twenty-first century, has always striven to achieve high standards of singing, from the great choral works to traditional folk songs. While we are a secular society and welcome singers from all beliefs and backgrounds, we have, ever since 1922, performed regularly in Rochester Cathedral, a prestigious venue that we regard with great affection ... We perform three or four concerts a year, often with an orchestra composed of a most talented group of players. They come together as the Rochester Sinfonietta, to perform with us and achieve a high standard ... It is a pleasure and a privilege for an amateur Choral Society to be associated with such fine musicians, professional and amateur. As amateurs, we also get a thrill when performing with renowned professional soloists’.

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Also indexedRochester Sinfonietta
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rtwso.org

‘The orchestra is made up from a core group of gifted, local musicians, who play alongside a number of professional players. It aims to provide orchestral programmes of excellent quality in the context of a diverse musical season, and the on- stage standards are consistently high. Among UK orchestras, the RTWSO is a true all-rounder that attracts many internationally famous soloists.’

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www.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk

The Phil is a friendly choir of around ninety singers ... We sing a varied repertoire of classical music, both sacred and secular, with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra ... accompanied by professional soloists. We perform three concerts each year: in March/April, in June and in November/December ... Our summer concert is a joint concert with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra forming part of the Sevenoaks Festival.’

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Also indexedSevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra
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www.sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

‘Founded in 1944, is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader ... Our three subscription concerts each season focus particularly on 19th and 20th century masterpieces which are attractive and enjoyable for our audiences, and at the same time interesting and challenging for us as players. In addition we present our very popular Family Concerts in October and a Taste of Classics concert in the New Year, a short mid-week concert with complimentary glass of wine. We also team up with the Sevenoak Philharmonic Choir for a joint concert in June.‘

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synchordia.co.uk

'Synchordia was formed in 2009 by Nicholas Downs and a few players who had played in a number of groups over the years in the wake of a breakdown of local music groups and ensembles. Synchordia has grown in to a community group of musicians to include a community choir called Synchordia Singers and also a Saxophone Quartet. A group that started with less than 20 players has grown in to an ensemble of over 30 players and a choir of up to 20 singers. We have players aged 7 – 70+ so whatever your age or experience you will be welcomed in to the group.'

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www.temenos-chamberchoir.org.uk

‘Explores the finest a cappella choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, but has a special affection for early music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Mostly performing in and around Sevenoaks in Kent.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.tenterdensingers.org

‘We are a friendly and enthusiastic choir of around thirty mixed voices ... Our ages vary, from young mums to newly retired members as well as several veterans of long standing membership, giving a balanced sound from each voice part. We regularly perform in local churches, all in aid of charity. Our repertoire includes sacred and secular pieces, including items from musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Godspell and Chicago. We also sing popular classics from the 1960s and 1970s, Negro Spirituals and Folk Songs as well as Early Church music and that of contemporary composers. Our concerts also feature poetry and other readings, seasonal, topical or humorous.’

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www.thanetgospelchoir.co.uk

‘A mixed choir and instrumental band that offers an opportunity for those who enjoy Gospel music to perform together and share this style of music with the wider community through public performances ... Thanet Community Gospel Choir aims to be as inclusive as possible. There’s no requirement to be a Christian but you do need to be serious about music. This is not a worship group or a “fun” choir ...’

Category:Gospel Choirs
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www.thanetfestivalchoir.org

‘A mixed choral group of around 100 amateur singers. Based in the Isle of Thanet, East Kent, we regularly perform concerts to bring our music to the wider community. Although we do perform the occasional lighter concert, which might be Opera Choruses, Gilbert and Sullivan or Songs from the Shows, we tend to stick to traditional Choral Music (Messiah, Creation and Fauré Requiem amongst many others).’

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www.wealdenconsort.org.uk

‘Based in the Weald of Kent, we are a friendly, enthusiastic and accomplished choir of around 25 mixed voices, who enjoy coming together to make music and to perform concerts at charity fund raising events throughout Kent, Sussex and also further afield. As a choir, the Consort has a wide repertoire, ranging from Early Church music through to Folksongs and modern works. Each programme is different and reflects the wishes of those for whom we perform.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.benenden.kent.sch.uk/2363/outside-the-classroom/music-at-benenden

'Music holds a privileged place at the heart of Benenden with countless opportunities for girls of all ages ... Benenden Symphony Orchestra complemented by numerous string and wind ensembles. Other groups include the Jazz Band, Concert Band and rock groups, and for singers, there are countless opportunities through the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Lower School Chamber Choir and Folk Groups ... We put on weekly Friday Lunchtime Concerts and occasional break time "Coffee Concerts" encouraging students of all ages and abilities to perform. Opportunities abound both in and out of the School in prestigious venues ...'

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www.canterbury-cathedral.org

'The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and is regularly used for community and/or public events, from university degree ceremonies to concerts and local schools’ commemoration services ... Music is an integral part of our worship and the Cathedral takes great pride in the music performed at its services.' [Autumn 2017 saw the start of the rebuild of the Cathedral Organ by Harrison & Harrison.]

Category:Cathedrals
Visits to the Website37
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www.heverfestival.co.uk

‘The Festival Theatre is an open air venue set in a magical location in the award winning gardens of Hever Castle in Edenbridge, Kent. The stage is fully covered and the seating is tiered with the vast majority of seats under new seating canopies, which means if the sun doesn't shine, the audience can still enjoy the spectacular setting with protection from the weather.’

Visits to the Website63
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www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/our-venues/st-gregorys-centre-for-music.aspx

‘This beautiful, 19th century building was transformed in 2012 to create an international centre for music education and performance ... The music venue attracts international performers to the region and aims to make high-quality music performance accessible in the South East. Hosting around 100 concerts a year, the busy music calendar includes regular free lunchtime concerts, evening performances and special events, all of which are open to the public.’

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marlowetheatre.com

'The Marlowe re-opened in October 2011 after an extensive rebuild and has since become one of this country’s leading regional theatres. Our programme includes some of the country’s biggest and best artists and companies, with regular visits from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and the Philharmonia Orchestra.'

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www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk

‘A fully equipped 300 seat theatre, providing a venue for performances, music and other events.’ The Theatre is the home of, and is owned by, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society.

Visits to the Website54
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www.kent.ac.uk/music/index.html

'Students of all subjects, together with staff and the local community, have the opportunity to get involved in the wide-range of extra-curricular music activities. As well as the many concerts in the Colyer-Fergusson concert-hall, there are also opportunities to perform in other venues ... If you sing or play an instrument you can join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands and Chamber Choir ... Many other ensembles and bands are formed each year, and budding soloists and conductors also have a chance to develop their talents. Many other musical events take place across the University ... ranging from classical and jazz to pop, world and folk.'

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