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March 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017 14:00Come & Sing Bach Cantatas in aid of Zambian Villages
Come & Sing Bach Cantatas in aid of Zambian Villages in historic 17th Cent Bromley College
Details: or 020 8460 3455
19:30Rachmaninoff Vespers at Rochester Cathedral
Rachmaninoff: Vespers

Following sell-out performances at St Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, London (November 2015) and Merton College, Oxford (February 2016), the Holst Singers, led by Stephen Layton, will give a performance of the splendid and iconic Rachmaninoff’s 'All-night vigil' in the beautiful Rochester Cathedral. The 'All-night vigil', actually just an hour in duration and commonly known simply as his ‘Vespers’, was 100 years old in 2015.

The Holst Singers are no strangers to this stunning work, having performed it many times over the decades, nor to the extended Russian repertoire. Their albums of Russian and Eastern European music, ‘Ikon’ (Hyperion, 1997) and the follow-up ‘Ikon II’ (Hyperion, 2010), have received widespread critical acclaim. They also recorded Grechaninov’s Vespers in 1998 to similar acclaim, and gave a five star-rated concert of music from Russia and Eastern Europe at The Temple Church, London in May 2014.

The combination of the Holst Singers’ expertise in performing Russian music and the beauty of the performance venue will make this a memorable concert not to be missed.

NB Tickets are likely to sell fast, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Holst Singers
Stephen Layton conductor

In advance: £15 (£10 unwaged)
On the door: £20 (£13 unwaged)

Available online from:,
or on the phone at 0800 411 8881.
Monday 6th March 2017 19:45Guild of Church Flower Arrangers
Demonstrations start at 7.45pm on a Monday evening - 'S is for Springtime' demonstrated by Christine Brazier at St Nicholas Church, Allington, Maidstone
Thursday 9th March 2017 19:30TALK – Christoph Bull – Gravesend and Kent in the Age of Poc
TALK – Christoph Bull – Gravesend and Kent in the Age of Pocahontas

Christoph Bull is a tour guide and Speaker who has entertained many local groups with his illustrated talks and walks. This talk promises to be not only entertaining but also educational and informative as Christoph, sharing his lifelong fascination with the history of his local area, brings 17th century people and places to life. FREE ENTRY

For more information please visit
Saturday 18th March 2017  Kent County Organists’ Association Organ Competition
MAIDSTONE Kent County Organists’ Association Organ Competition at All Saints’ Maidstone, 18 March 2017 at 1pm. Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017. Open to all organists under the age of 21. Full details at or contact Dr. David Shuker on 07970 276070 or
18:30Quiz night with fish & chip supper
Quiz night with fish & chip supper at St. John’s Church Sidcup. DA14 6BX

Bring own drinks. Tickets £12. In advance from :
Parish Office 02083090866
19:30MYSTICS - Riverhead
MYSTICS – Lenten Concert by Temenos Chamber Choir, conductor Patrick Craig, exploring music and silence, at St Mary’s Church, Riverhead, at 7.30pm.
Music by Tallis, Phinot, Nico Muhly, Tavener, Mouton and Arvo Pärt.
Cello solos from Steffan Morris.
Tickets £10 (£5 students) from Sevenoaks Bookshop (personal callers only), or phone 01732 452715, or on the door.
Saturday 25th March 2017 19:00"The Warblers", a harmony singing group from Broadstairs
St. Mary Magdalene Church, The Church on the Green, Gillingham, invite you to join them, when "The Warblers", a harmony singing group from Broadstairs, will be joining us..The concert entitled "Memories & Musicals" is in aid of the Church`s Re-ordering project and tickets are priced at £6.00 to include refreshments.Tickets can be obtained from The Parish Office 01634 853459/ or Hilda 01634 932135 . FREE car parking at Saxon Way School.
19:30All Saints' Festival Choir
Parish Church of All Saints', Bark Hart Road, Orpington BR6 0QD

Rachmaninov: Vespers (All- Night Vigil) Conductor Raymond Lewis

Tickets £12 (£10 in advance, children and students, £5)

Bookings & enquiries: 07879 473802
Retiring collection in aid of the charity Yomelelani Trust which supports a school in South Africa.
<< February 2017

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