KEMS
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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.

Standard Season
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 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.

Joining KEMS
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.
Our 2019 - 2020 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 Chair Lynne Spedding or our Treasurer Paul Spedding if you would like to know more.
KEMS COMMITTEE
Treasurer
Paul Spedding
Chair
Lynne Spedding
Choir
Annette Butler
Rita Dawson
Steve Kleiser
Paul Reynolds
Lynne Spedding
Paul Spedding
Moira Taylor
Orchestra
Katy Bradley
David Budgett
Rob Shaw
Tim Ward
Contemporaryy
Lorna Green
Tim Ward
Band
Lorna Green
Richard Moss
Laura Simpson Gillian Sly
23 November 2019
MACCLESFIELD CONCERT BAND
‘LET’S FACE THE MUSIC’
United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street,  Congleton at 7.30  pm.
14 December 2019
20 December 2019
MACCLESFIELD CONCERT BAND
Carol singing with the band
Victoria Park, Macclesfield at 7.00 pm
22 December 2019
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/
MACCLESFIELD Concert Band
Carols for Christmas
The Stableyard, Tatton Park at 3.00 pm
7 March 2020
FESTIVAL
Events at St. Michael's Church as part of the nationwide Festival of Contemporary Music for All:
2.00 pm Workshop on Terry Riley's In C and a vocal workshop
3.30 pm Concert by Julia Harding and Tim Ward
4.00 pm Performance of In C and vocal pieces
7.30 pm Concert of contemporary music featuring Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble, Macclesfield Concert Band, Macclesfield Society of Recorder Players and a vocal ensemble
14 March 2020
15 March 2020
28 March 2010
MACCLESFIELD CONCERT BAND
Milton Parish Church, Saint Philip & Saint James, Baddeley Green Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7EY at 7.00 pm.
4 April 2020
23 May 2020
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Weber Overture: Oberon
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Soloist: BENEDICT HOLLAND
Brahms Symphony No 1
13 June 2020
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/Piano/Organ accompanist
Programme to be announced
Our 2020 - 2021 season
Additional events, for Macclesfield Concert Band and Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble, will be added when details are available.
14 November 2020
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Programme to be announced
19 December 2020
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Christmas Concert
Programme to be announced
27 February  2021
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Programme to be announced
28 February 2021
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Programme to be announced
27 March 2021
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
Programme to be announced
8 May 2020
KEMS ORCHESTRA
Programme to be announced
12 June 2021
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS
Programme to be announced
   Webmaster: Roger Dowling.  
Last updated: 26th November 2019


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