Music


Bearsted Choral Society

4-part choir of around 50 members. Sing a wide variety of choral music and give four concerts a year to the public often with professional soloists and musicians, mainly in the Bearsted area. Our primary aim is to enjoy making music together.

Meetings

Methodist Church
Ware Street
Bearsted
Kent
ME14 4PQ

Mon (term time) 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Price

£40 per term £100 per year

East Malling Singers

We are a mixed amateur choir based in East Malling, which performs four times a year at St James the Great church in East Malling. We are not an audition choir and our repertoire ranges from early Baroque to modern composers.

Meetings

St James the Great Church
2 The Grange
East Malling
ME19 6AH

Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm

Price

£90 per year

Energize Community Choir

Short Description

Meetings

Holy Family Church Hall
Bicknor Road
Parkwood, Maidstone
ME15 9PS

Weds 7.15pm - 9pm

Price

£4 per session

Flair Performing Arts

Singing, drama and dance

Meetings

Warmlake Dance Studios,
Sutton Valence, ME17 3LQ

Loose YMCA,
Melrose Close, ME15 6BD

Madginford Hall, Egrement Road,
Bearsted, ME15 8LH

St Nicholas Church Hall,
Poplar Grove, Allington, ME16 0DE

9am - 9pm every day - Warmlake Dance Studios 
Mon - Thurs - Loose YMCA 
Tues & Thurs - Bearsted
Mon, Fri & Sat - Allington

Price

From £20 per month

Guitar Lessons

Learn to play the guitar confidently with instruction from a professional guitarist. Suitable for ages 9 years and over

Meetings

By appointment, in the comfort of your own home

Price

£20 per hour

Headcorn Ukulele Group

An enthusiastic and friendly ukulele club which meets regularly in Headcorn for strumming, singing, and fun. We also play live, requesting donations to our chosen charity of the year.

Meetings

Headcorn Village Hall
Church Lane
Headcorn
Kent
TN27 9NR

Mon 7.45pm - 9.45pm;
Weds 10am - 12pm

Price

£15 per quarter

Invicta Jazz Orchestra

Approximately 40 amateur musicians playing a repertoire ranging from Jazz Standards & Big Band era to modern arrangements. We play a number of gigs throughout the year.

Meetings

Sutton Valence School
North Street
Sutton Valence
Maidstone
ME17 3HL

Thursdays (members only)

Price

£95 / year (adult) £47.50 / year (junior 14-17 yrs)

Maidstone Choral Union

We rehearse a Choral Classical Repertoire from the 16th to 21st centuries to perform 4 concerts a year.

Meetings

Maidstone Girls Grammar School
Buckland Road
Maidstone
ME16 0SF

Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Price

£120 annual membership £10 for first term for new members; £40 per term thereafter

Maidstone Music Festival

We organise and run an annual educative festival which affords opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages and levels of ability to perform, individually or in ensembles, competitively or non-competitively, to audiences in a friendly environment, and to receive encouraging verbal and written adjudication on their performance(s) from highly qualified musicians. We provide the only opportunity, annually via our Festival, to qualify for entry into the Maidstone Young Musician of the Year competition (which is organised by Maidstone Dawn Patrol Rotary Club). We also organise and run an annual Maidstone Music Festival Highlights Concert.

Meetings

Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane
Maidstone, ME14 5DS

Last weekend in November &
first Sunday in December each year

Price

Not specified

Maidstone Youth Music Society (MYMS)

We are a music centre for young people aged 6 - 19 years, currently running 10 different ensembles: Alpha Wind Band; Orchestra for All; Youth Strings; Beginner Brass Band; Maidstone Youth Wind Orchestra; Maidstone Youth Orchestra; Beta Percussion Ensemble; 3 choirs - MYMS Voices Massed Choir; Junior Chamber Choir; and Senior Chamber Choir

Meetings

Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane
Maidstone
ME14 5DS

Most Fridays in term-time

Price

Annual membership for academic year (31 weeks): £162.50 We offer a family membership discount and run a small bursary scheme

Marmite Ukulele Club

Playing ukuleles and singing.

Meetings

Detling Village Hall
Pilgrims Way
Detling
Kent
ME14 3EY

2nd Weds 7.30pm

Price

£3 per session

Old Barn Orchestral Society

We are a performing symphony orchestra (approx Grade 6 or equivalent and above)

Meetings

St Martin's Church
Northumberland Road
Maidstone
ME15 7LP

Fri 7.45 - 9.45pm

Price

£35 per term; £100 per year from following half term

Razzamataz Theatre School

Singing, dance and drama classes for ages 2 - 18 years

Meetings

Cornwallis Academy
Hubbard's Lane
Loose
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 4HX

Every Saturday during term-time

Price

Various (please see website)

Singing Mamas Choir, Maidstone

Enjoy an hour of nurturing singing for women, all taught by ear with no judgement. Come with or without children, all women welcome, of any age. Tea and cake included!

Meetings

The Nurturing Hearts Hub
Unit 36 Integra
Bircholt Road
Maidstone, ME15 6AL

Tuesdays (during term time) 10am - 11.30am

Price

£6 per week payable by half term block FREE taster session available (must be booked)

Society of Recorder Players (Kent Branch)

Recorder playing

Meetings

The Vine
Boughton Lane
Loose, Maidstone
Kent
ME16 0SN

Weds 7.30pm - 9.30pm
(Autumn & Spring Terms)

Price

£70 per term, plus £25 subscription to Society of Recorders

Sutton Valence Choral Society

Performing choral music

Meetings

Sutton Valence School
North Street
Sutton Valence
Kent
ME17 3HL

Mon (during term time)
7.45pm - 9.45pm

Price

£90 per year

The Bowerhouse Community Choir

Open to all choir, singing for fun, learn easy songs by ear

Meetings

The Bowerhouse
20 Warwick Place
Maidstone, ME16 8SG

Weds 7:30pm - 9pm
(term time only)

Price

Donations

The Maidstone Singers

Choral music. Details of our concerts can be found on our website and our group Facebook page.

Meetings

Union Street Methodist Church,
20 Brewer Street
Maidstone, ME14 1RU

Thursdays & Sundays 7.30pm

Price

Membership by invitation only

The Thomas Clark Quire

Harmony singing and playing strings and woodwind instruments

Meetings

Maidstone Baptist Church
Knightrider Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6LU

1st & 3rd Tues 8pm - 10pm
(except August)

Price

£45 per year

Tuneless Choir Maidstone

Tuneless choirs are for those who love singing but lack the ability, practice or confidence to do so. We believe everyone has a right to sing whatever their voice. We sing purely for the pleasure of it with no pressure to improve, and aim for everyone to leave feeling uplifted.

Meetings

Maidstone Baptist Church
Knightrider Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6LU

Fortnightly Tues 7.30pm - 9pm

Price

First visit £10, then £7 per session

Voiceful Choir

A friendly, community choir. Just amateur enthusiasts from Bearsted (and in and around Maidstone) who love singing pop songs, rock classics, jazz numbers and show tunes.

Meetings

Bearsted & Thurnham Memorial Hall
Manor Rise
Bearsted, ME14 4DB

Mondays: 7.45pm - 9.45pm

Price

Taster session Free £3 in advance £5 pay as you go