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East Bridge Chorale

The choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and has over 120 singers on its contact list. We perform at least three concerts a year in varying venues in East Kent. Our main concert is at the beginning of September so that people who want to keep singing through August can join us from other choral societies which do not rehearse then. If you are interested in joining us, or would just like to learn more about the East Bridge Chorale and its activities, please contact our Choir Administrator, Geraldine Wyant: geraldine@kola18.demon.co.uk Rehearsals take place on Friday evenings at 7.30pm in Littlebourne War Memorial Hall. New members are always welcome.

Festival Chamber Orchestra & Crowther Wind Quintet

The Festival Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2002 for a performance in Canterbury Cathedral as part of the Canterbury Festival, conducted by international conductor and oboist, Nicholas Daniel In 2007, the orchestra was brought together once again under conductor Anthony Halstead. A professional orchestra that enjoys exploring and performing a wealth of wonderful chamber music.

Folk in the Barn

Folk in the Barn was formed in 2003 to raise awareness of the fantastic roots music that exists outside the mainstream, and to create opportunities for the UK's (and beyond) top folk/roots/acoustic musicians to come and play in the South East. Our aim is to promote top quality, yet friendly, informal events with a diverse range of performers in beautiful and atmospheric venues in Canterbury and the surrounding area. Past performers have included Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, ColvinQuarmby, John Tams and Martin Simpson. Every concert so far has been amazing and support is strong with a growing emailing list getting priority information and booking. Join the emailing list online at www.folkinthebarn.co.uk Most concerts sell out in advance so it pays to book early.

Goodnestone Music

Over the last decade Holy Cross Goodnestone has undergone an extensive interior restoration, and a recent organ restoration. We now have a beautiful building, with a stunning acoustic and one of the finest organs in the area. The aim of Goodnestone Music is to establish Holy Cross church as a venue for regular concerts and recitals.

Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society

Herne Bay Organ & Keyboard Club

We meet bi-monthly (on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) and encourage local people with an interest in Organ & Keyboards playing as a hobby to join us. Our social evenings involve our members playing either, their own or our club instruments to entertain during the evening. Several members play during the evening. We have several Themed nights throughout the year such as Country & Western Nights, Fish & Chip Suppers and 50?s/60?s nights. The evenings include a raffle & light refreshments. On our Concert meetings we invite professional Organ & Keyboard musicians from around the country to entertain us for the whole evening. This too includes light refreshments and a raffle. We encourage members of all ages and their musical ability is unimportant. Many of our members and guests do not play at all. Meetings are now held at Pettman House (1st Herne Bay Over 60's Club), Hanover Square, Herne Bay.

Invicta Concert Band

The Invicta Concert Band comprises woodwind, brass and percussion and performs a wide range of repertoire. Members are drawn from across East Kent. Many are music teachers and former professional Army musicians. During the summer we regularly appear on the bandstands of Kent's seaside resorts as well as playing at fetes, galas and sports events. Out of season we give concerts in towns and villages throughout the area. We also perform in London, at Greenwich Park and Regent's Park. The Band stages concerts to raise funds for children's charities. The Band practises every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Herne Bay High School in Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay. Prospective players are warmly invited to attend a rehearsal to find out more. Younger players capable to at least Grade V are especially welcome.

Kent Festival of Music Speech and Drama (Singing & Instrumental)

Organises competitive classes for solo singing and instrumental performance each year, with a prizewinners' concert in May. Singing Classes - Saturday 6th March 2010 at Kent College, Canterbury. Instrumental Classes - postponed to a later date