Join the 2022 choir in Kent

Initial choir information for summer 2022 was HERE

Please join or rejoin us this summer to sing!

Musique-Cordiale in Kent:

Concerts 29 July – 3 August 2022

This year’s magnum opus will be:

Gioachino Rossini‘s Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass)

(not notably little or solemn, actually!

We would again like to invite and welcome good and/or experienced singers to join or rejoin the Musique-Cordiale Festival Choir in Kent, GB this summer. Please contact us if you are interested (or can recommend others!)

Rehearsals start at 2:30 PM on Thursday 28 July.
To be conducted by Graham Ross, Music Director of Clare College, Cambridge, whom we are thrilled to have back to direct and inspire the choir and orchestra for another year, with soloists to be announced, to be accompanied by piano & accordion, to be performed in Doddington Place Gardens  – with a little amplification and cover for performers, as required.

Music: Bärenreiter edition, if possible please. (Other repertoire info to follow).

Other works for the choir this time:

After due consultation, Pippa and Graham have decided upon an a cappella programme:

  • Sethus Calvisius    Singet dem Herrn
  • Vaughan Williams     Serenade to music with piano & violin
  • J S Bach     Singet dem Herrn

We hope this will please our singers and audiences alike.  The Calvisius was Graham’s idea and the Serenade came from Owen  Hanmer in this, the VW centenary. How could we argue?!? We will provide details of how to obtain this music soon.

Please enrol ASAP! And, especially, book accommodation too. Enrolment deadline 10 June 2022

First rehearsal: Newnham church, ME9 0LL, starting at 2:30PM on Thursday 28 July,
followed by welcome party & dinner in Newnham.

Preliminary CHOIR INFORMATION was here. Late May email to past and recent choir follows. PLEASE ENCOURAGE GOOD SINGERS TO JOIN US!.

Summary enrolment information for the choir appears here – with updates. Full enrolment/pricing details can be found on the enrolment form below)

 CHOIR participation fee: £200 (see discounts) + Member/Friend subscription
7-day evening meal deal: £175
See enrolment form for details and options. Please try to find  and book your own accommodation this year (we will try to help you). Accompanying partners and friends welcome – please pay just for membership & meals!


In 2022, our 18th year, we regret that we were not yet ready (planning has to begin the previous autumn) to return to France this summer (though some of our younger musicians and organisers are on hand to try to achieve that in 2023. Instead, we are following the pattern set In 2021, when we re-emerged… with a smaller but no less exciting mini-festival, which took place mainly out of doors in Kent GB, 29 July-5 August 2021including Mozart Requiem & Vivaldi Gloria
(and a lovely varied concert in Faversham in December)

So, for this year, we hope that you will now join or re-join us for rehearsals, concerts and much conviviality, 28 July – 4 August 2022.

2022 Summer Choir booking form is BELOW:
Please enrol ASAP (and please reserve your accommodation independently ASAP too).

closing date for choir enrolment and payment: 10 June 2022

  Meanwhile, if you are free and nearby, do consider coming to our exciting special Jubilee concert on 4 June 2022, featuring the Musique-Cordiale Festival Orchestra, conducted by Graham Ross and some of our favorite soloists and tunes in a lovely familiar setting!  

Any problems or questions? Please contact us:
jonathan@musique-cordiale (+44 7970 185910)    OR (+44 7976 301443)