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Bayle Music has been presenting concerts of choral and chamber music in Folkestone's historic Parish Church since 2012.’

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'The musicians all undertake their training at the Royal Military School of Music once selected and after an initial period of training within the Band .... They are a popular band and are always very busy. The Band has also toured to the many parts of the world and performed for both military and public events.'

Category Military Bands
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‘We are a lively, committed choir of approximately 40 people. We draw our membership from across East Kent. The Choir has built up a reputation in the local area, mixing high standards with a warm and friendly social life ... Our programme promotes musical variety, growth and development. All members should be prepared to perform challenging works. We work together as a team, to attain the best possible standard, whilst enjoying our singing. Our Spring and Autumn concerts are a blend of both religious and secular music, demonstrating the choir's versatility. Our Summer concerts offer a more lighthearted repertoire of music. We also perform at Carol Concerts in local churches at Christmas and sing at weddings or funerals by appointment.’

Category Chamber Choirs
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'An amateur orchestra, consisting of members of all age groups, who are highly motivated and who enjoy making music together. The orchestra performs under the name of "Folkestone Symphony" ... The orchestra is a friendly group of people who meet up to rehearse once a week, giving at least four public concerts a year to very appreciative audiences.'

Also indexedFolkestone Symphony
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'Consisting of over 100 voices, Folkestone Choral Society is the largest choir in the area and draws members from as far afield as Deal, Canterbury, Ashford and Romney Marsh. We exist as a Charitable organisation to bring the enjoyment of choral music sung to a high standard to the community of the Shepway District in Kent and many visitors to the area. No other country in the world has such a strong tradition of choral music ... Our programmes range from the great oratorios to more modern composers. Some concerts also include popular concertos and orchestral pieces to complement the choral works. The Society aims to cover over a number of years the major classical works for choir and orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries.'

Category Choral Societies
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Based in Saltwood, Hythe, Kent: ‘The Society was founded in 1921. It was always intended that it should remain a small choir to serve the needs of village life and over the years membership has fluctuated between 30 and 40, except in 1948 when it had a record 60 members. The current membership is just over 50 ... The Society performs two or three concerts during the year. The programmes have been varied, ranging, in a lighter vein from Gilbert and Sullivan, Edward German and “Songs from the Shows”, to the classical choir repertoire of Bach, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Vivaldi. At Christmas, the Society has a carol concert in the church’.

Category Folkestone
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‘A fully equipped 300 seat theatre, providing a venue for performances, music and other events.’ The Theatre is the home of, and is owned by, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society.

Also indexedFolkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society
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