TMS Tour of the South of France – report and photos

We have recently returned from this year’s tour, which saw performances in Aix-en-Provence, Nice and Monaco. Aix is an elegant historic town, and we enjoyed an “a cappella” concert with Ensemble Vocal Agathe, a local ladies’ choir. In the elegant resort of Nice, we performed a shared programme with the …


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Celebrating Jeffrey – A Life in Music – 19 March 2017

Unique, extraordinary, joyful and sad, this remarkable musical and personal tribute by literally hundreds of the singers and instrumentalists whose lives had been touched and transformed by Jeffrey Vaughan Martin’s musical inspiration, provided an unforgettable experience for a large audience at Maidstone’s Mote Hall on Sunday 19th March 2017. Congratulations …


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Kathryn Ridgeway appointed Music Director of TMS

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Ridgeway has accepted the position of Music Director with The Maidstone Singers. Having worked with Kathryn since the beginning of this season and enjoyed a highly successful performance in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London under her baton, it is clear that she is the ideal …


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Featured Singer: Leslie Roberts

  Born in Waterloo, within the sound of Bow Bells and a pretty tough neighbourhood, Leslie spent his first five years there before moving to Orpington. All of his schooling and early adult life was spent in Orpington, and although he went to the same school as his wife Diane, …


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Jean Martin – Honorary V. P.

The Maidstone Singers are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Vaughan Martin’s wife, Jean, has accepted the position of Honorary Vice President of the choir. Jean has been tireless in helping with the organisation of the Singers as with all Jeffrey’s many and varied activities over the years. She has been …


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Death of our Music Director JEFFREY VAUGHAN MARTIN

Jeffrey Vaughan Martin, Music Director of The Maidstone Singers, died suddenly last Friday. He was arguably the most important influence on Maidstone’s music scene for the last fifty years. He was music director of Maidstone Choral Union for 34 years, and more importantly he founded Kent Youth Wind Orchestra, Kent …


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Featured Singer: Ruth Marriott

Ruth has moved around a bit more than many of us. Born in Wimbledon, she moved with her family to New York when her father, an industrial chemist, worked there. She returned to the UK – to Dulwich, age 5 and later moved to New Malden where she lived until …


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British Composers for our Summer Concerts 2016

The programme chosen by the Maidstone Singers for their two summer concerts this year embraces major sacred works by two of Britain’s leading composers – Bob Chilcott’s ‘Requiem’ and Karl Jenkins’ ‘Stabat Mater’. ALL SAINTS CHURCH, MAIDSTONE         Sunday 19 June at 7.30 p.m. ST MARY’S CHURCH, WEST MALLING   Saturday 25 …


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