The concert party was set up following "Blitz to Broadway" A lot of our members found that they enjoyed singing, and so it was decided to harness our singing talents and perform a couple of concerts a year as well as charity events. It also allows those members who are not currently in a play to keep in touch withj the group and work towards a performance. The concert party was the brain child of our then Chairperson, Maria Watson, who was also the Director for "Blitz to Broadway". Rehearsals usually take place on a Wednesday evening at Otham Church or sometimes at Ringlestone Hall.
We have performed in variety of venues including the beautiful Otham church, Bearsted Memorial Hall, the Chequers Shopping Centre in Maidstone, the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone (as part of the cast of "The Vicar of Dibley") and even Bearsted Co-op!
Membership for the concert party is free for all members of Chandelier's Drama Group. Some people are involved in only the concert party, whilst others are also involved in the theatrical part of the group.
The next events for the concert party are two concert's in memory of the late Dave Watson who unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Dave was an enthusiastic member of the concert party as well as being a loving husband to Maria. The two concerts are on Thursday 30th May 2019 (which is Dave's birthday) at 7:30pm and includes cheese and wine with all profits going to the Heart of Kent Hospice & Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 2:30pm which includes an afternoon tea.