Faversham Choral Society
Rehearsals for our Spring concert start on Wednesday 4th January. United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham.
Come and join us! You dont need to read music - just come and give it a go! We're a friendly bunch
Concert Programme for Saturday 1st April 2017 - Oh for the Wings....
Performed by the Faversham Choral Society
Conductor - Dom del Nevo
Organ: Benjamin Scott
Soprano: Angela Banbery
Tenor: Nils Greenhow
Bass: Kieran Seymour
Date: Saturday 1 April 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary's of Charity Parish Church Faversham
Tickets: £12; Full Time Students £5 ; under 16s free; from Carter's Newsagents, at the door or wegottickets
Hear My Prayer - Felix Mendelssohn:
Mass in G: Franz Schubert
Verleih uns Frieden: Felix Mendelssohn
Gypsy Songs: Opus103: Johannes Brahms
Organ solo: Sigfrid. Karg-Elert, First Sonatina Op. 74 (1909), movement 1, Allegro moderato
Interval drinks available (donations welcome )
We meet every Wednesday at 7.45pm in the United Church Hall Preston Street. All are welcome – we don’t do auditions! Do give us a try. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like more information or to join us: please E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Brief History of the Society
2016 was our 50th anniversary year. Our first ever concert was a performance of Haydn's Creation and, under Andrew Storey’s direction we repeated this much-loved oratorio to great acclaim in the Spring of 2016. In October 2016 we celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with madrigals, songs and extracts from Kiss me Kate and West Side Story
Faversham Choral Society is an open-access choir of mixed voices of all ages, often described by new members as “the friendliest choir in this part of Kent”. It meets weekly for rehearsal, on Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm until 9.45pm in the United Church hall in Preston Street, Faversham. The society was established in 1966 by the late Fred Ash and was an amalgamation of several small singing groups in the area.
The aim has always been to provide a friendly atmosphere for people who enjoy singing to get together and perform a wide variety of works from oratorio through operetta to madrigals, part songs and carols. The society celebrated its 40th anniversary with a highly acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah, and the first Faversham Proms Concert. Since then it has performed Mozart’s Requiem and, under Ben Saul, more modern pieces by John Rutter, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel’s Coronation anthems and Carl Jenkins' The Armed Man. Dom del Nevo led us in two concerts in 2014: Opera
Choruses in the Spring and English Composers in the Autumn including Britten, Parry and Bird Songs by Richard Sisson. Our Christmas concert, under Andrew Storey's direction, featured Britten's Ceremony of Carols and hissecond produced acclaimed performances of Vivaldi's Magnificat and Haydn'sMissa Brevis. Our very well received Autumn concert included the popular Faure Requiem but also the less well known and quite challenging Cherubini Requiem.