The Maidstone Singers, founded in 1998, is a group of 30 accomplished singers who perform a cappella choral works dating from the 16th Century to the present day and modern close harmony arrangements of popular music and folk songs.
We are based in Maidstone, the County Town of Kent, and most of our concerts take place in the local area. However, we also perform regularly in Europe on tour and by invitation to Music Festivals. In 2014 we appeared in an episode of the popular BBC T.V. series ‘Call the Midwife’ and in 2021 in a Christmas edition of BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’.
In recent years performances have been given in Croatia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Malta, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Luxembourg. This year we toured Bulgaria giving concerts in Plovdiv and Sofia.
In our 25th anniversary year we performed Howard Goodall’s latest composition, led by the composer himself. Following a hugely successful concert we are proud to announce that Howard Goodall C.B.E. has agreed to be our patron.
Under the leadership of our Music Director, Kathryn Ridgeway, The Maidstone Singers continues down a path of embracing new musical challenges and working with partners both in England and overseas.