Welcome to KEMS

Who we are
We’re a music society comprising four sections: a large mixed-voice Choir, an Orchestra, a Concert Band and KEMS Contemporary. (See links on left). Our friendly members, who cover a wide age range, have one thing in common: we take making music very seriously, always striving for the best possible performances.

The Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006-7 with a performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

In 2017, the Society celebrated its 60th anniversary with a concert at the Royal Northern College of Music featuring KEMS, Choir, KEMS Orchestra, KEMS Concert Band  and the newly formed KEMS Contemporary.

Standard Season
The standard annual subscription covers the cost of joining the Choir, Orchestra,  Concert Band or KEMS Contemporary.

Subscription covers the cost of all music hire and costs associated with mounting concerts.

Optional extras
In addition to our standard season we organise a number of optional extra events and performing opportunities (some of which incur an additional charge) including a day-long workshop and a programme of summer chamber music groups.
Our 2018 - 2019 season
Brian Law
Calling all Students!
KEMS is particularly keen to attract student members. If you are under 26 years of age, membership of KEMS is FREE. Please e-mail our Chairman Scott Thomson or our Treasurer Paul Spedding if you would like to know more.
10 November 2018
24 February 2019
Orchestra: St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield
at 7.30 pm
ROSSINI Overture: William Tell
BILL CONNOR Anniversary Celebration for Congleton (première)
DVORAK Symphony No 9 ‘From the New World’
23 March 2019
Choir and Orchestra:
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
at 7.30 pm
ELGAR The Kingdom
30 March 2019
Choir and Orchestra:
Shrewsbury Cathedral
at 7.30 pm
ELGAR The Kingdom
15 December 2018
Choir and Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
3 November 2018
Concert Band at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
8 December 2018
Concert Band at Milton Parish Church,
Stoke-on-Trent at 7.30 pm
21 December 2018
Concert Band on the bandstand, Victoria Park, Macclesfield at 7.00 pm
23 December 2018
Concert Band with KEMS Choir at Tatton Park
at 3.00 pm
31 March 2019
Concert Band at Brown Edge Village Hall,
Stoke-on-Trent at 3.00 pm
7 October 2018
KEMS Contemporary:
SOUND SCAPE at Lowry, Salford at 1.30 pm
11 May 2019
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
To include BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5
   Webmaster: Roger Dowling.  
Last updated: 17th August 2018
Additional events will appear on this page as details become available.

KEMS Macclesfield

About the Choir

About the Orchestra

About the Concert Band

About KEMS Contemporary

KEMS special events

Joining KEMS

The origins of KEMS

Contacting KEMS


Public responsibilities

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