Kent Chamber Choir

Welcome to the Kent Chamber Choir

KCC at
                               Barmen
                              August 2017
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.


KATH TOPPING AWARD RELAUNCHED
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.

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING
Kent Chamber Choir is organising an exciting fund raising evening to benefit their Kath Topping Award for young singers in Kent.
It will take the form of a Murder Mystery Evening (no need to dress in character!)
Teams of players will watch a dramatised mysterious murder acted by the award-winning Alternate Shadows Drama Group, and then guess the murderer.
Rather like a quiz evening, there will be teams of up to eight to a table.
Make a date to join us on Friday 30 November at 7.30 pm at Hartley Village Hall, Ash Road, Hartley DA3 8EL.
Cost: £9 a head.
Bring your own refreshments.
For bookings please contact David Clark davidfclark1950@gmail.com or tel. 07580196525

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.

Following a recent sell-out ‘Gala Concert’ performed by the Kent Chamber Choir and featuring past winners of the Kath Topping Award, Helen Lacey, Tabitha Reynolds and Jack Holton, we are delighted to announce that we are able to relaunch the Kath Topping Award in 2019!

If you are interested in applying for the 2019 award please click Here

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 23 on 31st August 2019 and their ‘family home’ must be in the Kent or Medway Authority Area.

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

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