Come and Sing with Us
The choir meets every Tuesday in term time at Maidstone Girls’ Grammar School, Buckland Hill, Maidstone ME16 0SF from 7.30 to 9.30. If you are interested in joining come along to a rehearsal to see whether you enjoy it or contact the membership secretary.
Usually we have 4 concerts per year at All Saints Church, Maidstone and 12th Night Concert at The URC, Maidstone.
January, in a local church. You can buy or hire scores.
The choir is sometimes invited to sing at other events such as the Maidstone Festival, weddings, funerals etc.
We are a very friendly choir and you will be asked to sit next to an established choir member who will keep a friendly eye on you. You will be asked to sing something familiar for our MD who needs to know which section of the choir your voice is suited to. You do not have to be able to sight-read music, although it helps, but practising with a CD between rehearsals is also useful!
Annual Subscriptions cost £120 (Standing order for 12 * £10)
or £110 if paid before end of October. New members £10 for the first term and students £10 per concert.
Women – long black skirts and black elbow length sleeved top with a peacock blue scarf, which you buy through the society. We occasionally wear a plain white top of your own choice.
Men – Black dinner jackets and a peacock blue bow tie, which you buy through the society.
Choral Student Programme
Would you like to sing with MCU, Maidstone’s leading adult choir free of charge?
Learn to sing with our Choral Student Programme.
A friendly mentor within the choir who will be your contact.
Free membership until the end of your full time schooling.
Free hire of scores.
Two half-price tickets for your first concert.
To attend rehearsals regularly on Tuesday evenings during term time (7.30pm – 9.30pm) at Maidstone Girls Grammar School.
For further information contact our membership sectretary.
Our Annual Tour Abroad
In the last few years we have been to Koblenz, Appledorn, Beauvais, Bayeux, Witten, Naples, Cordoba and Granada, Lisbon and Barcelona, Budapest & Athens but we are also looking at more local tour within the UK.
As well as singing in rehearsals and concerts, Maidstone Choral Union runs a number of social activities, including
Fundraising activities such as quizzes, Strawberry tea and Murder Mystery evenings.