We are West Malling Community Choir, an inclusive and friendly musical group, formed to bring local people together to enjoy singing and making music.
We have been making music together since February 2012 after an appeal to see if a choir would be popular with people from the local community. The response was amazing with a massive turn-out for the first session and after a short trial the members voted to carry on and West Malling Community choir become a permanent fixture. We now have around 120 people on our books and 60-100 people come along on a weekly basis to sing together.
With the advent of the Coronavirus, we’ve been unable to meet together for our normal rehearsals but have been meeting as usual on a Tuesday evening via a Zoom link where we’ve been trying to carry on in a semi-normal way. We really hope that things will be safe soon to meet up in person and be allowed to sing.
We took part in the #2.6 Challenge in June 2020 in support of Spadework in Offham who provide care, support and opportunities to adults with learning disabilities and we managed to meet our target in raising over £2,600! (WMCC 2.6 Challenge)
Our planned concerts for March and June were all sadly postponed due to the covid-19 virus but we hope to be able to put them on at some point in the future..watch this space!
We put on a number of concerts during the year, some of our own, some jointly with other musical organisations and usually in the community such as turning on the Christmas lights in West Malling or in a charity event such as the Summer Open Air Festival at Spadeworks in Offham. In 2016 we sang in both Rochester and Canterbury Cathedral and in 2017 we made our debut in London at the Brandenberg festival. In April 2019 we sang in the Royal Albert Hall supporting the amazing Music Man Project. We love the challenge of having something to work towards and although performing in public isn’t for everyone, it’s great fun, if not a little scary!
We currently have a waiting list for new members as we are desperately running out of room at the Baptist Church and so if you fancy joining us then please look at our Joining Page and get in contact to get yourself on the waiting list. This is reviewed on a regular basis so don’t be put off as we will invite you to join as soon as we have a place
- We usually meet every Tuesday evening in the Baptist Church in West Malling from 7.15pm to 9pm
- The cost is £2.50 per session and under 18’s are free
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org