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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Band and Choir: ‘Carols in the Stableyard’ at Tatton Park from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Concert Band: Cheadle Royal Shopping Centre from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Concert Band: Concert at Brown Edge Village Hall, School Band, Brown Edge ST6
8TB at 3.00 pm
Programme will include world premiere of work by the
Band’s ‘Adopt-a-composer’ Christopher Schlechte-Bond.
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
Orchestra: Family Concert at Fallibroome Academy
Priory Lane, Macclesfield at 2.30 pm
(details to be confirmed)
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals
ELGAR Wand of Youth Suite No 2
Choir and Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
Programme will include
MOART Solemn Vespers
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Last updated: 10th August 2017
Additional events will appear on this page as details become available.