Welcome to KEMS
Who we are
We’re a music society comprising four sections: Macclesfield Singers (a large mixed-voice Choir); Macclesfield Symphony Orchestra; Macclesfield Concert Band; and Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble. (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.
The standard annual subscription covers the cost of joining Macclesfield
Singers, Macclesfield Symphony Orchestra, Macclesfield Concert Band or Macclesfield Contemporary. Ensemble
Subscription covers the cost of all music hire and costs associated with
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.
We are always delighted to hear from singers and instrumentalists who would like
to become members of our KEMS community.
The annual membership fee for a single section - Maclesfield Singers,
Macclesfield Symphony Orchestra or Macclesfield Concert Band - is £95. If you would like to be a member of two or more sections, the annual fee is £150.
To download our Membership Application Form, click Here.
Most members find that the most convenient way of paying is by using our Bankers Order Form.