Logo Rehearsal photo DCPS May 2013

Registered Charity No 0118243985

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The music accompanying this page is
"Adoramus te, Christe"
which we sang recently at New Romney
Please click on the start button below.

The Consort

The Wealden Consort, or as it was named at the beginning, The Hawkhurst Singers, was formed in 1979 through the inspiration and enthusiasm of the vicar of St Laurence Church in Hawkhurst, around a nucleus of singers from the church choir.

In 1980 the group was joined by Maisie Hammond, who took over the leadership of the choir. Maisie, a graduate of the Royal College of Music, was a professional violinist who often provided musical interludes during concerts.

In its formative years the choir, then a group of around eight singers, performed mostly motets and madrigals. Since changing to The Wealden Consort - a name which more accurately reflects the Weald of Kent from which its members are now drawn – the choir has remained sensitive to and further explored the rich range of church music. With the passing years the size of the choir has increased and, as its numbers have grown so has its repertoire, adding spirituals, folk songs, songs from the shows and other modern pieces as well as humorous musical works.

In May 2003, the choir were pleased to welcome Cornelis Taekema as its new Musical Director.

Under his baton the Consort continues to perform wherever groups seek to use its talents to entertain and raise funds for worthy causes.

Finalist Top Choir Kent
The Wealden Consort reached the
Final of Kent’s Top Choir, which took
place on 12 April 2014 at Shirley Hall,
King’s School, Canterbury. Further
information can be found at


One of the items we sang was
Bruckner's "Locus Iste" which
can be heard by clicking here

U-Tube videos of all the items performed
are also available by clicking on the respective link below
Bruckner's Locus Iste
Caccini's Ave Maria
Zulu Folksong - Jabula Jesu

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