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

    Singing for fun

    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

    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 £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