Faversham Choral Society
presents its Spring Concert
Saturday 24 March 2018
7.30 pm St Mary of Charity Faversham
HAYDN: NELSON MASS
Originally called the "Mass for troubled times",
Haydn’s mighty choral work is now forever associated
with Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over Napoleon.
HOWARD GOODALL: ETERNAL LIGHT – A REQUIEM
Howard Goodall's composition Eternal Light was commissioned in 2008 and has received countless performances since then, making it his
most popular large scale choral composition. However, he also wrote the theme to the Vicar of Dibley
Written to mark the 20th anniversary of the ensemble London Musici, Goodall’s interpretation of the Requiem, was also envisaged as a dance piece for the Rambert Dance Company. Traditionally a prayer for the salvation of the departed soul, Goodall’s requiem centres on those who are left behind to grieve.
Conductor James Brown
Society Chamber Orchestra
Tickets £12 (£5 for
students), Under 16s free
From wegottickets, Carters Newsagents Market Place Faversham or at the door
Rehearsals started at 7.45pm on Wednesday 10th January
We meet every Wednesday 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
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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 Almshouses in the Autumn of 2017 and our popular Christmas Concert.