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KEMS
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Registered charity no 517554
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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. Our friendly members, who cover a wide age range, have one thing in common: they  take making music very seriously, always striving for the best possible performances while enjoying themselves immensely.
REHEARSALS DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS are currently holding open-air covered rehearsals on
Monday evenings at Macclesfield Rugby Union Club, Priory Park, Priory Lane,
Macclesfield SK10 4AE. Click HERE for details.
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are rehearsing with social distancing on
Tuesday evenings at St Michael’s Church, Market Pl, Macclesfield SK10 1DY.
Click HERE for details.
MACCLESFIELD CONCERT BAND are rehearsing with social distancing on Wednesday evenings at St Peter's Church, Windmill St, Macclesfield SK11 7HS and Bethel Baptist Church, Calamine St, Macclesfield SK11 7HU.
Click HERE for details.
KEMS and Covid-safe gatherings (rehearsals, workshops and concerts)

Last summer (2020) King Edward Musical Society drew up and implemented protocols appropriate to each section of the Society following a full risk assessment, to ensure as much protection as possible for members taking part in live rehearsals. These protocols are under regular review as the national picture changes. They are available on this website should you wish to see them;

This procedure will be implemented for all concerts and events thereafter as long as the pandemic remains a concern.

In all cases, the risk assessment and protocols will be subject to last-minute change should the national or local situation require it, and ticket-money will be reimbursed in the event of cancellation.
11th July 2021
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
11 September 2021
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
13 November 2021
at 7.30 pm
11 December 2021
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
MALCOLM ARNOLD Suite: The Holly and the Ivy
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite: The Sleeping Beauty
CAROLS for audience
Christmas choral favourites
19 February 2022
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
WEBER Overture: Oberon
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto (soloist: Benedict Holland)
BRAHMS Symphony No 1
20 February 2022
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Congleton Town Hall at 4.00 pm
WEBER Overture: Oberon
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto (soloist: Benedict Holland)
BRAHMS Symphony No 1
26 March 2022
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS/SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HAYDN The Creation
7 May 2022
MACCLESFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St Michael’s Church
SCHUMANN Overture: Manfred
MOZART Bassoon Concerto (soloist: Jon Jones)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6
18 June 2022
MACCLESFIELD SINGERS
St Michael’s Church
Programme To be announced
OPEN TO ALL!
If you’re a keen singer, don’t miss our SINGING WORKSHOP led by our musical director
 IAN CHESWORTH on Saturday, 11th September. Tickets now on sale!
Click HERE for full details.
 
KEMS COMMITTEE
Chair
Lynne Spedding

Treasurer
Paul Spedding

Secretary
Richard Moss

Singers
Annette Butler
Rita Dawson
Steve Kleiser
Lynne Spedding
Paul Spedding
Moira Taylor

Orchestra
Katy Bradley
David Budgett
Wanda Johnson
Rob Shaw
Tim Ward

Band
Lorna Green
Richard Moss
Laura Simpson
Gillian Sly
 
Contemporaryy
Lorna Green
Tim Ward
Calling all Students!
KEMS is particularly keen to attract student members. If you are a full-time student, membership of KEMS is FREE.  Pease e-mail our Chair Lynne Spedding  or our Treasurer Paul Spedding if you would like to know more.
We are, of course, hoping and expecting that normal concerts will resume in the autumn.  Click HERE for details of our first concert of the 2021-22 season on Saturday, 13th November.
Webmaster: Roger Dowling (roger.dowling@kems.org.uk)  
Last updated: 15h June 2021
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