The Maidstone Singers on BBC TV
The Maidstone Singers have appeared twice this Christmas on editions of BBC One’s ‘Bargain Hunt’ providing the festive background on Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd December! #maddie4music
(was 22nd January 2022)
Schubert ‘Mass in G’ & Chilcott ‘A Little Jazz Mass’
THE ARMED MAN – Sir Karl Jenkins
The Maidstone Singers concert on Saturday 20th November 2021 with the Central Band of the Royal British Legion was enjoyed by a large and enthusiastic audience in All Saints Church, Maidstone. A truly unique and varied evening of band and choral music was crowned by a magificent performance of Sir Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ – an emotional experience augmented by some stirring video footage. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Photos courtesy of Chas Bedford
The Maidstone Singers was founded in 1998 by Jeffrey Vaughan Martin who fulfilled a long held desire to create a small chamber choir. It is a 26 strong a cappella choir of accomplished singers, and now has an established repertoire of over 200 pieces. These range from choral works dating from the 16th Century to the present day and modern close harmony arrangements of popular music and folk songs. The chamber choir is joined by invited singers for larger choral works and this has enabled TMS to perform the more established choral masterpieces as well as a more intimate repertoire.
Although based in Maidstone, TMS has performed in many locations, including appearances in the Brandenburg Concert Series in London. Touring is an important element of activities and TMS has flown the flag for Maidstone throughout Europe, touring Germany and Luxembourg in 2019. The choir plans to visit Bulgaria in 2022.
Under the leadership of their new Music Director, Kathryn Ridgeway, The Maidstone Singers continues down the path established by Jeffrey of embracing new musical challenges and working with partners both in England and overseas.