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; click on the picture below to listen to an extract.
Standard Season
The standard annual subscription covers the cost of joining the Choir, Orchestra or Concert Band.

There are over 30 two-hour rehearsals each season led by our professional musical directors, and the 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 2017 - 2018 season
Brian Law
To hear extracts from some more recent performances, click ‘Listen!’ on main menu.
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.
4 November 2017
9 December 2017
Choir and Orchestra: Christmas Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
All your favourite music for the festive season
including audience carols. Programme will include
BILL CONNOR Christmas Revisited
23 December 2017
Band and Choir: ‘Carols in the Stableyard’ at Tatton Park from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
2 December 2017
Concert Band: Cheadle Royal Shopping Centre from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
15 October 2017
17 March 2018
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No 1
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No 2
SIBELIUS Symphony No 1
13 May 2018
Orchestra: Family Concert at Fallibroome Academy
Priory Lane, Macclesfield at 2.30 pm
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals
ELGAR Wand of Youth Suite No 2
28 April 2018
Choir and Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
Programme will include
MOZART Requiem
MOART Solemn Vespers
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Last updated: 8th September 2017
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


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