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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Featured Singer: Brian Shaw

Although Brian was born in East London and his first school was in Leyton, his childhood memories are centred firmly on Poole where his family moved to in 1956, and where he remained until he left for University. There was no strong musical influence in his family, more a focus …


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Carols at Leeds Castle Christmas Market

As well as their regular concert performances, The Maidstone Singers have a range of commitments throughout the year and Christmas is, of course, one of their busiest periods. As well as singing at weddings and other private functions (including one for the K.C.C. this year), they were asked to sing at the …


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