Join The Maidstone Singers Exended Choir for their MAGNIFICAT concert in June

If you are an experienced singer and would like to join us in our summer concert as a member of The Maidstone Singers Extended Choir please read on:

This year we will celebrate the Magnificat through the works of three different composers: Bach, Rutter and Stanford. The concert will take place at All Saints Church, Maidstone on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at 7.30 pm.

The Magnificat is one of the most ancient and beloved hymns of the Christian tradition, expressing joy, gratitude, and hope. Each composer brings their own style and interpretation to this timeless text, creating a rich and varied musical experience.

Under our Music Director, Kathryn Ridgeway, we will be accompanied by TMS Sinfonia and soloists from Horizon Voices: Lindsey James – Soprano, Sophie Timms – Mezzo Soprano, James Rhodes – Tenor and Alex Pratley – Bass Baritone.

We are hoping for a large audience and we are sure that you would enjoy performing with us. If you do not wish to sing, we hope that you will still consider coming to listen to the concert – tickets will go on sale closer to the date. If you would like to join us…

All we need from you at this stage is a positive response on the CONTACT PAGE of this website under ‘Feedback’, confirming your voice part and whether you would like to hire the scores which will be available at a cost of £2.00 each (x3). Registration and payment will take place later but please note the information below:

A subscription of £35.00 will cover all rehearsals and the concert itself.

The concert will take place at All Saints Church, Maidstone ME15 6YE at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 22nd June 2024 with a final rehearsal at All Saints beforehand.

In addition there will be six rehearsals on the following days, all from 7.30 to 9.30 pm:

Thursday 2nd May Extended 1.

Sunday 12th May Extended 2

Sunday 2nd June Extended 3

Thursday 6th June Extended 4

Thursday 13th June Extended 5

Thursday 20th June Extended 6

Saturday 22nd June Rehearsal at 2.00 pm and CONCERT at 7.30 pm

You will be expected to attend all the rehearsals but absence from up to two sessions may be granted by the Music Director. Attendance at the rehearsal on the day of the concert is required.

Rehearsals will take place at St John’s C of E Primary School, Provender Way, Maidstone, ME14 5TZ. Parking at St John’s is either in the school car park or, if busy on Thursdays in particular, on the road outside.

We hope to hear from you soon. Do please let us know if you have any questions.