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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 Christmas with the Choral. 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 Autumn 2013 concert was Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with excellent soloists and accompanists and we followed that up with Vivaldi's Gloria and carols for our Christmas concert. .
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.
Our musical director for the last 4 years, Ben Saul, has brought us to new levels of performance and variety of performance. With some additional commitments, we are sorry that he has recently decided to step down but are very grateful to him for all he has brought to the Society. We are also grateful to Dom del Nevo for stepping in to take us through to our next concert.
A Brief History of the Society
7.30pm Saturday 29th March 2014
St Mary of Charity Faversham
Favourite Opera Choruses
Conductor: Dom del Nevo
Soloists: Martha, Rogers, Olivia Barry, Panos Ntourntoufis, Simon Thorpe
Piano and Keyboards: Judith Nockolds, Ian Carmalt
Programme to incude:
Borodin: Polotzian Dances; Pearl Fishers Duet; Mascagni: Easter Hymn; Purcell: Dido's Lament; Verdi: Brindisi and many more!
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 Armerd Man.
The society is a charitable organisation that relies solely on contributions from its members and funds generated by its Faversham concerts. 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.
New members are always welcome. There are no entrance auditions required, just a love for singing.
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Visit our website www.favchoral.org
Faversham Choral Society