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Bearsted Choral Society

49th Season

Registered charity no. 1135663

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Next Concert


Saturday 14th December, 2019

Christmas in Bearsted

Christmas Carols and more

with audience participation

St Peter's Church, Button Lane, Bearsted ME15 8NJ


0333 6663366



HMP Maidstone Choir

Our aims: maintain mental health and retain a sense of social inclusion.

Our website is: www.choirsbeatingtime.org. In other prisons we bring in employers and develop links with the wider community that lead to job opportunities. As most of our members in Maidstone will be deported, that’s not helpful to them. However – bringing in the outside world – it’s optimism, reality, perspectives – is important to us.

Could you ask your singers if any of them would like to join us on a regular basis? The men are enthusiastic, talented and diverse. At one point we had 15 nationalities. At the moment we have a couple of talented pianists and a songwriter at the moment. I’ve attached a song..



  • We are looking for no more than 10 regular guest singers
  • Men or women
  • Must be able to attend most weeks – continuity and consistency are important to people who’s lives are in turmoil
  • 1.30 at the gate: 2-4 singing: out by 4.15: Wednesday Afternoons.
  • You will have to be security cleared – to visit regularly.
  • It’s in the chapel & we sing what members want to sing.
  • Leader is Dominic Stichbury: https://www.chapschoir.com
  • We are only there to sing – people have already been convicted and sentenced: we don’t ask and we don’t judge…

If any of your members feel they’d like to make music in a place where (we think) it matters most – please ask them to get in touch with me or Rachel Mace. They can come in 3 times before being cleared and clearance can take a few weeks.


Heather Phillips

Choirs Beating Time

020 8858 8080

07753 832521

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Christmas in Bearsted 2019

Christmas Carols and more

with audience participation

Saturday 14th December, 7.30pm

St Peter's Church, Button Lane, Bearsted, Kent, ME15 8NJ

Next Concert





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Welcome to Bearsted Choral Society

Bearsted Choral Society is an amateur four-part choir of 50 members. We sing a variety of choral music spanning all musical periods. The Concerts archive provides a more detailed history of our varied repertoire.
Most of our concerts are given in and around Bearsted often with professional soloists and orchestra. 
We have a committed approach to our singing but our primary aim is to enjoy making music together. The choir is known for its friendliness, something which is highly valued by its members.

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The society welcomes new members in all voice parts - soprano alto tenor and bass.

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