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COME AND SING FAURE'S REQUIEM

Saturday 7 July 2018

 

 

After the success of last year's Mozart Requiem we are offering Faure's much-loved version version.  James Brown directs.

Where: St Catherine's Church, Preston next Faversham, Preston Lane, Faversham ME13 8LF

When: 2pm for 2.30 on Saturday 7 July

Cost: £10 and £5 for students and under 16s

Scores: Will be provided - £5 deposit

Audience:  There will be a free performance at 6pm with a retiring collection

Refreshments:  Tea and cake included!

Reserve a place: Phone Melvin Church on 01795 424012 or Email comeandsing@favchoral.org

 

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JOINING US

We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7.45pm

We meet in the United Church Hall Preston Street Faversham

Do come and give us a try with no obligation.  We are 
friendly choir and we don’t have auditions

 If you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like more informationor to join us:  please E mail info@favchoral.org

 

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.

Our new director of music, James Brown led us in a very well-received  Celebration of British Music at the Assembly Rooms in the Autumn of 2017 and also our challenging Spring 2018 programme.  Howard Goodall's Eternal Light was new to us and our audience who found it very moving.    

 

A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC

 

Faversham Choral Society invites you to their Autumn Concert

 

Saturday 11 November 7.30pm

 

Our venue is the fabulous Assembly Rooms in Preston Street Faversham

 

Entry is free with a retiring collection.  A glass of wine at the interval will set you up for the second half.

 

Under the direction of James Brown, the programme includes pieces from Vaughan William, Stanford, Parry, Finzi and more.

A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC

 

Faversham Choral Society invites you to their Autumn Concert

 

Saturday 11 November 7.30pm

 

Our venue is the fabulous Assembly Rooms in Preston Street Faversham

 

Entry is free with a retiring collection.  A glass of wine at the interval will set you up for the second half.

 

Under the direction of James Brown, the programme includes pieces from Vaughan William, Stanford, Parry, Finzi and more.

A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC

 

Faversham Choral Society invites you to their Autumn Concert

 

Saturday 11 November 7.30pm

 

Our venue is the fabulous Assembly Rooms in Preston Street Faversham

 

Entry is free with a retiring collection.  A glass of wine at the interval will set you up for the second half.

 

Under the direction of James Brown, the programme includes pieces from Vaughan William, Stanford, Parry, Finzi and more.