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.