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Welcome to the Kent Chamber Choir

KCC at Bruges, 2015
  KCC performing in Bruges in 2015

Alan Vincent founded Kent Chamber Choir in 1983. With some six concerts a year we bring high quality choral singing to towns and villages throughout Kent, occasionally elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Drawing on membership of forty or so singers our repertoire ranges from simple miniatures to complex music for two or more choirs.

We programme all kinds of sacred music from the 15th to the 21st centuries and often include a diverse mix of secular items. Although much of what we sing is unaccompanied, a large-scale work with orchestra is a regular feature.

Many of our concerts are in support of local charities. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for good causes such as Kent Music Bursary Fund, and have recently set up the Kath Topping Award for Vocal Studies which gives financial assistance to talented young singers.

Exchange visits to Germany and Manchester

The Kent Chamber Choir visited Manchester as guests of the Manchester Chorale in June 2018 singing at St. Anne's church in Manchester, and returned the invitation in May 2019, when the two choirs performed a joint concert in St. John's church, Meopham.
Following a visit to Kent in 2016 by the Kantorei Barmen Gemarke of Wuppertal in Germany where the two choirs performed Alexander Grechaninov's Grand Liturgy op.79, the Kent Chamber Choir made a very successful and enjoyable tour to Germany in August 2017, performing the Bruckner E minor mass with the KBG in the Immanuelskirche Barmen, Wuppertal and in the Altenberger Dom, Odenthal. A complete report by David Clark on the trip can be found here and please see also our gallery page

KCC recording

My spirit sang all day

A CD, containing twenty tracks and recorded over 2 days in June and September 2012 is available.

It was the culmination of months of hard work by Alan Vincent and the choir, and shows the diversity of music for which the KCC is renowned.

For further information and audio clips of the songs, click here

The Kath Topping award for vocal studies

Each year the choir awards a bursary of £500 to a promising young singer from Kent, in memory of Kath Topping, a former member of the choir who died suddenly in 2002.

The award was relaunched for the year 2019 and the auditions for 2020 had to be postponed because of the pandemic. We are delighted to be able to announce the winners for 2020 and 2021 as follows:

Postponed Award for 2020 - Saskia Bibb

Saskia’s home town is Faversham, and she is about to go into her forth year studying Maths and Philosophy at Oxford. Saskia spent her first two years at Oxford singing with the Choir of the Queen’s College, and now sings with the Choir of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford and the Magdalen Consort of Voices. In her final year Saskia is looking forward to continuing with these groups as well as small ensembles, such as the early music group Fount and Origin, and solo recitals - which she has missed so much during the pandemic!

Award for 2021 - Laura West

Laura's home town is Rochester. In September she will be starting her undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with a scholarship under Marcus Van Den Akker. Until July 2021 she was enrolled at The Royal College of Music Junior Department, with help from the Peter Rogers music scholarship, under Jean-Claude Ohms.

The information sheet and application form for the Kath Topping Award for Vocal Studies 2022 will be available to download from this website in January 2022

The Kent Chamber Choir is
affiliated to 'Making Music' the
National Association of Music Societies