Kent Chamber Choir

Welcome to the Kent Chamber Choir

KCC at
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The kcc at Immanuelskirche Barmen. 26th August 2017

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.

We are pleased to announce the following a very successful fund raising concert in Meopham, we can relaunch the Kath Topping prize for 2019. Please see details on this page. Further fund raising events are planned for the KTA and will be announced on this page

The Kent Chamber Choir visited Manchester as guests of the Manchester Chorale in June 2018, and this year we will returning the invitation. The two choirs will perform a joint concert in St. John's church, Meopham on Saturday 25th of May.
Following a visit to Kent in 2016 by the Kantorei Barmen Gemarke of Wuppertal in Germany, 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

Alan Vincent
Musical director: Alan Vincent
Dame Emma Kirkby
KCC patron: Dame Emma Kirkby
Harry Christophers CBE
KCC patron: Harry Christophers CBE

KCC recording

My spirit sang all day

A CD, containing twenty tracks and recorded over 2 days in June and September 2012 is now 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 this year and we are pleased to announce that the winner for 2019 is Adam Jarman, baritone. Adam’s home town is Ashford. He graduated from Royal Holloway University of London last summer with a BMus degree. For the past year he has been a choral scholar at Rochester. He has recently been offered and accepted a place to study on the professional choir Voces 8’s apprenticeship programme.

Applictions forms and details for 2020 will be posted on this website early next year.

Friends of the Kent Chamber Choir

For regular concert-goers an annual subscription will get tickets to all of our concerts at preferential rates and copies of the occasional choir news.

For details go to the friends page