Concerts

Here are our next concerts – pop the dates in your diary!

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7pm – “Coming Home” Commemoration Concert with the Eynsford Concert Band. We are delighted to be performing once again with the fabulous Eynsford Concert Band in a special concert to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI and to raise money for the Royal British Legion. The concert is at The Malling School, Beech Rd, East Malling, Kent. ME19 6DR. Tickets £5 (children free) available from tickets@eynsfordconcertband.co.uk or from the choir. Take a look at the Eynsford Concert Band Website for some more information.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 – Light up a Life Remembrance Service (4.30-5.30pm) This is a Heart of Kent Hospice remembrance service at Aylesford Priory where there will be a candelit procession, readings and music. West Malling Community Choir will be part of the outdoor service – please wrap up warm! More details can be found on the Heart of Kent Hospice Website and the address for the Priory is The Friars, Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX

Sunday 9th December 2018 -Christmas by Candlelight Concert. This is our candelit concert in St Mary’s Church in West Malling with West Malling RC Primary school and West Malling Church of England Primary school. It’s always a magical and fabulous event. Tickets will be available from any choir member, from the schools or on the door at £5 for adults with school age children free. We will have a collection for Spadework and the National Glaucoma Society.

Monday 15th April 2019 – Music is Magic! 6.30pm – We are thrilled to be singing in the Royal Albert Hall with the amazing Music Man Project in a ‘Music is Magic’ concert. We will be joining with a number of other choirs to form the Music Man Massed Choir supporting a number of individual musicians along with a fabulous Massed Orchestra. It promises to be a fantastic evening of music. For more information and to buy tickets please take a look at the Royal Albert Hall Website

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Some previous concerts:

Sunday 1st July 2018 3pm – Stage and Screen. This was our informal summer concert in Ditton Community centre.

Sunday 13th May 2018 – The Mayor of Maidstone’s Raise the Roof Concert. This was in All Saints Church in Maidstone supporting the Mayor’s Charities. West Malling Community Choir performed along with a number of other local groups including Energize community Choir, Maidstone Choral Union, The Maidstone Singers and the Sutton Valence Choral Society.

Sunday 15th April 2018 – This Little Light Spring Concert. This was a spring concert in St Mary’s Church in West Malling with The Maidstone Singers.

Sunday 3rd December 2017 @5pm – Our Christmas Concert. This was our amazing Christmas concert in St Mary’s Church in West Malling with More Park Roman Catholic Primary school and West Malling Primary school. We love this one!

Friday 3rd November 2017 @7.30pmBrandenberg Choral Festival Of London. We made our London debut in the Brandenberg Choral Festival Of London along with the Etcetera Civil Service Choir where we performed a number of contemporary pieces in a ‘Rhythm of Life’ set in the musicians church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate.

Sunday 9th July 2017 @3pm – Summer Sensation concert. This was our fun summer event in Ditton Community Centre and it was hot, hot, hot – in so many ways!

Rhythm of Life concert. This was a joint concert with The Maidstone Singers in St. Marys Church in West Malling.

Sunday 19th March 2017 3pm – Celebrating Jeffery, a life in Music. A concert celebrating the life and music of Kent based conductor and teacher, Jeffrey Vaughan Martin. This concert will take place in Mote Hall in Maidstone. For more information or to buy tickets please follow this link ..

Friday 30th September 2016 – Stile Antico workshop and concert in St Marys Church (8pm) This is a workshop with the world famous Stile Antico on the Friday afternoon as part of the Music @ Malling Music festival which is followed by an evening concert at 8pm in West Malling church starring Stile Antico but also featuring the West Malling Community Choir. More information can be found here and tickets for the concert can be bought here: Buy Tickets!

Sunday 16th October 2016 – Eynsford Concert Band Autumn Spectacular in St Marys Church (7.30pm) This is an autumn concert at 7.30pm on Sunday evening featuring both the Eynsford Concert Band and West Malling Community Choir.

Thursday 27th October 2016- K.E.N.T.A.R.A thanksgiving service in Rochester Cathedral (11.30am) This is an annual thanksgiving service for K.E.N.T.A.R.A (an umbrella group for all of the Kent Active Retirement Associations) and being organised this year by the Snodland Town Active retirement Association

Sunday 4th December 2016 at 5pm – Christmas Carol Concert in St Marys Church. This is our annual candlelit Christmas concert in West Malling church where we will be joined by singers from our local primary schools.

Monday 19th December 2016 – Demelza House Carol Service ‘Celebration of Christmas’ in Canterbury Cathedral (7.30pm) This is the annual Christmas carol service in Canterbury Cathedral to raise money for Demelza House childrens hospice. More information is on the Demelza House website and on the Canterbury Cathedral website and you can Buy Tickets here..

[Check out our Blog entries for photos and details of others we have done]

During the spring/summer term of 2015 we had a fantastic concert with the Vigo Ladies Choir in West Malling as well as taking part in the annual music festival at Spadework in Offham.

In 2014 we took part in the Remembrance Day Service in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday 9th November. It was a beautiful and uplifting service with the Bishop of Rochester in attendance along with representatives from many local community groups and from the armed forces.

We also enjoyed our candle-lit Christmas concert on Sunday 7th December in St. Mary’s Church where we will sang along with the choir from More Park RC Primary School as well as raising money for Kent Association for the Blind.

22nd June 2013 – Maidstone Arts Festival

West Malling Community Choir took part in a ‘Come along and Sing’ event as part of the Maidstone Arts Festival. It tookplace in Jubilee Square in Maidstone where the choir entertained the shoppers and showed them what a Community Choir was all about and there were also performances by two other choirs, ‘Energize’ and the Five Acre Wood School “Signing Choir”.

16th March 2013 – Spring Concert

The choir sang in a concert to celebrate their 1 year anniversary along with The Maidstone Singers in St. Mary’s Church in West Malling. The concert was in aid of the Kent Association for the blind and was a rehearsal for the Maidstone Singers who are shortly going on a tour. It was another successful concert where the West Malling Community Choir demonstrated that they are starting to come of age and really perform as a cohesive unit.

9th December 2012 – Candelight Christmas Concert

The choir sang in a candelit Christmas Concert in St. Mary’s Church in West Malling where they were supported by school children from More Park RC Primary School and West Malling Primary School. It was a delightful event with a packed church, lots of Christmas songs and carols and plenty of mince pies!

30th July 2012 – Help For Heroes’ concert with the Eynesford Concert Band

West Malling Community Choir took part in the ‘Help for Heroes’ Concert in Sevenoaks Community Centre on Saturday 30th July where they supported the Eynesford Concert Band in an event which celebrated Armed Forces Day and the Queens Jubilee. The choir sang six pieces and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and received some very nice comments from members of the audience.

15th July 2012 – with Canta Feminae

The summer concert took place on Sunday 15th July at St. Mary’s Church in West Malling. This performance was special as the choir were not the support act but hosted their own event, supported by Canta Feminae a visiting Czech female choir. This was the Summer Concert which was part of the International Music and Dance Festival and took place in the afternoon to a full St. Mary’s Church.

24th March 2012 – with the Maidstone Singers

The choir took part in their first concert on Saturday 24th March 2012 when they sang in St. Mary’s Church in West Malling in support of The Maidstone Singers. This first outing was a great success and the choir managed to recruit some new members as a result of this event.

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