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 2015 - 2016 season
22 June 2016
Band: Ghost walk around Macclesfield. Narrator: Scott Thomson. Includes performance of ‘Ghosts’ by Stephen McNeff. Tickets will be on sale via Barnaby Festival: click here.
2 July 2016
Band: On the Bandstand
at Victoria Park, Macclesfield from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Details to follow.
To hear extracts from some more recent performances, click ‘Listen!’ on main menu.
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.
Our 2016 - 2017 season (details to follow)
16 October 2016
Band: Woodford Community Centre from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
22 October 2016
Orchestra: ‘Somme 100’ Concert at New Mills Arts Theatre
12 November 2016
Choir and orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
19 November 2016
Band: Handforth Dean from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
10 December 2016
Band: Christmas Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield  at 7.30 pm.
17 December 2016
Choir and orchestra: Christmas Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 7.30 pm
KEMS COMMITTEE
18 December 2016
Choir and Band: Tatton Park from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
25 February 2017
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield  at 7.30 pm. Programme will include Elgar Violin Concerto Soloist Ben Holland
9 April 2017
Choir, orchestra and band: 60 th Anniversary Gala Concert at RNCM at 7.30 pm.
13 May 2017
Orchestra: Concert at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield  at 7.30 pm. Programme will include Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
OUR 2015-16 CONCERT DIARY

Click here to download a copy
of our 2015-16 Concert Diary


Click here to view
our 2015-16 Concert Diary on screen
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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