The Maidstone Singers

The Maidstone Singers, founded in 1998, is a group of 28 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 recent years performances have been given in Croatia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Malta, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg and Bulgaria. 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’.

Our Singers:

Sopranos Altos Tenors Basses
Soprano 1
Elisabeth Rackham*
Marilyn Scott
Diane Sergeant
Maureen Trowbridge
Soprano 2
Julie Cane
Jane Farrant
Mary Hannant
Alto 1
Julie Balchin
Stephanie Job
Anita Turner
Alto 2
Ruth Marriott*
Lynn Seeley
Emily Thorpe
Tenor 1
Chris Chedzey*
Leslie Roberts
Tenor 2
Nigel Barham
David Cresswell
Keith Viner
Bass 1
Geoff Burr
Tim Colston
Richard Gretton
Bass 2
David Freed
Dennis Fuller*
* Section Rep

Our Committee:

Marilyn Scott Chair
Michael Marriott Secretary
Mary Hannant Treasurer
Ken Scott Concert Manager
Stephanie Job Tour Manager
Julie Balchin Librarian
Tim Colston Singers' Rep
Elisabeth Rackham Singers' Rep

Our Honorary President: Wayne Marshall O.B.E.

Wayne Marshall

Our Patron: Howard Goodall C.B.E.