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The society presents three main concerts annually and is fortunate to perform locally, with soloists and instrumentalists usually at the Parish Church of St Mary of Charity.
Concerts are usually presented in the spring and early autumn. There is also the popular Carols with the Choral at Christmas, A roaming band of carollers also brings the Christmas spirit to the town. The Society also gave an acclaimed performance at the newly inaugurated Faversham Festival.
Our Spring concert in March 2013 of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man was very well received and we had another packed audience. One contented audience members described the evening as the best concert they had ever heard in St Mary's. Praise indeed! We were delighted to have Maidstone Wind Symphony join us. They were amazing! We also joined forces with Maidstone Choral Union in June for a stirring performance in Mote Hall Maidstone of Verdi's Requiem. We hope to bring this work to Faversham in the future.
Fundraising occasions, such as wine and wisdom evenings, and the highly enjoyable Cabaret Event at the Arden theatre are held during the year to help with the society’s finances.
Under the Spotlight
The cabaret planned for 9th and 10th November has had to be postponed
Youth Choir Concert
Tuesday 3 December 6.30pm
St Catherine’s Church Preston Faversham
A festive concert in association with the Swale Youth Forum
There is no charge but there will be a retiring collection
Saturday 14th December 2013
St Mary of Charity Parish Church Faversham 7pm
With the Society's Youth Choir
Tickets £10 at the door, from Carter's Newsagents Market Place Faversham
or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/248909
A Brief History of the Society
Saturday 29th March 2014 7pm
St Mary of Charity Faversham
Constant Lambert Rio Grande plus opera choruses
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, under the leadership of its energetic musical director, Ben Saul.
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 and Handel’s Coronation anthems.
The society has always encouraged youngsters to sing and in 2011 formed the Society's Youth Choir drawn from local schools. They sing at most of our concerts.
The society is a charitable organisation that relies solely on contributions generated by concerts throughout Kent. The proceeds from the concerts help to maintain the running of the choir and thus enable it to give performances in aid of other local charities such as Demelza House Children’s Hospice and Catching Lives.
Faversham Choral Society is investigating the possibility of sponsorship by local businesses to help with the increasing cost of these performances.
New members are always welcome. There are no entrance auditions required, just a love for singing.
We meet at 7.45pm each Wednesday in the United Church Hall Preston Street.</email@example.com>
The Youth Choir presently meets on Tuesdasy at 4.30pm in the Key Stage 2 Hall of St Mary of Charity School, Orchard Place Faversham
Visit our website www.favchoral.org
Faversham Choral Society