KEMS
Brian Law
Welcome to KEMS

Who we are
We’re a music society comprising three sections: a large mixed-voice Choir, an Orchestra and a Concert Band. Our friendly members, who cover a wide age range, have one thing in common: we take making music very seriously, always striving for the best possible performances.

The Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006-7 with a performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester; click on the picture below to listen to an extract.
Our 2016 - 2017 season
16 October 2016
Band: Woodford Community Centre from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
22 October 2016
To hear extracts from some more recent performances, click ‘Listen!’ on main menu.
5 November 2016
Band: Handforth Dean from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Standard Season
The standard annual subscription covers the cost of joining the Choir, Orchestra or Concert Band.

There are over 30 two-hour rehearsals each season led by our professional musical directors, and the subscription covers the cost of all music hire and costs associated with mounting concerts.

Optional extras
In addition to our standard season we organise a number of optional extra events and performing opportunities (some of which incur an additional charge) including a day-long workshop and a programme of summer chamber music groups.
12 November 2016
Choir and orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
BERLIOZ Ov: Les Francs Juges
GOUNOD Petite Symphonie for wind
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre
BEETHOVEN Mass in C
KEMS Choir & Orchestra
10 December 2016
Band: Christmas Concert at Macclesfield Methodist Church  at 7.30 pm.
17 December 2016
Choir and orchestra: Christmas Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite: Swan Lake
Choral items
Carols for audience
18 December 2016
Choir and Band: Tatton Park from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
KEMS COMMITTEE
25 February 2017
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield  at 7.30 pm.
IRELAND A London Overture
BERKELEY/BRITTEN Mont Juic Dances
ARNOLD English Dances
ELGAR Violin Concerto/BENEDICT HOLLAND
9 April 2017
Choir, orchestra and band: 60 th Anniversary Gala Concert at RNCM at 7.30 pm.
Robert Russell Bennett Suite of Old American Dances
Adam Gorb Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik
GLENN MILLER Medley 
Mozart Dies Irae; Lacrimosa (Requiem)
Aaron Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Orff O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Brahms How lovely are thy dwelling (Requiem)
Verdi Va pensiero (Nabucco) 
Verdi Dies Irae (Requiem) 
Rachmaninov Vespers
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn Then shall your light shine forth (Elijah)
Tippett A child of our time
Handel Coronation Anthem
Handel Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
13 May 2017
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield  at 7.30 pm.
BEETHOVEN Overture: Fidelio
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5
Calling all Students!
KEMS is particularly keen to attract student members. If you are under 26 years of age, membership of KEMS is FREE. Please e-mail our Chairman Scott Thomson or our Treasurer Paul Spedding if you would like to know more.
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Last updated: 29th July 2016


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