KEMS
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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 2018 - 2019 season
 
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.
Brian Law
15 December 2018
Choir and Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
Christmas Concert
7 October 2018
KEMS Contemporary:
SOUND SCAPE at Lowry, Salford at 1.30 pm
Admission FREE
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
11 May 2019
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
To include BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5
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’
10 November 2018
Choir and Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Holst Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool
Butterworth Banks of Green Willow
Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus
Webmaster: Roger Dowling.  
Last updated: 24th June 2018


KEMS Macclesfield

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