Start Date - Saturday 22 October 2022

End Date - Saturday 22 October 2022

Please note that online bookings have now closed. However, tickets will still be available on the door before the performance.

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Join us for this year’s Voices for Hospices performance and support Heart of Kent Hospice.

Conceived in 1989 the original ‘Come & Sing’ concert has grown into a global event that occurs every two years. Voices for Hospices is now an international celebration of hospice and palliative care services and an exciting inspiring way of raising funds for your local Hospice.

Where and when?

This year our Hospice chorus led by Maidstone Choral Union, will perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance on Saturday 22 October at 7:30pm at Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre.

The concert will bring together singers, orchestral performers and supporters from Maidstone and the surrounding villages in an evening that epitomises how community spirit can ensure continuing support for those that are in need of Hospice care.

Ticket information

Ticket Prices

Adult Circle - £20
Adult Stalls - £15
Child Circle - £10
Child Stalls - £7.50


Take part

We are looking for local singers to take part in our Hospice Festival Choir and Orchestra for this year's Voices for Hospices performance.

Please come and join Voices to form a unique chorus performing Pirates of Penzance, whilst at the same time raising money for Heart of Kent Hospice.

For more information on how you can get involved please visit our registration page.

Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. However, Frederic discovers that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship contract states that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

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