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Autumn Concert Saturday 10th October 2015
7.30pm Parish Church of St Mary of Charity
Programme will include
Gabriel Faure: Requiem
Luigi Cherubini: Requiem in C minor
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In October 2014, we welcomed Andrew Storey as our new Director of Music Andrew has been the repetiteur and assistant to the Musical Director of the HackneySingers, a 160 strong choral society in East London for the past 22 years. For the last 10 years he has also been musical director of the Ashtead Singers, a group which sings high quality chamber music with organ or piano accompaniment. His first concert with us included Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. Our Spring Concert 2015 was acclaimed by many as our best ever as Andrew led us in Vivaldi's Magnificat and Haydn's Missa Brevis. Here's a link to the Magnificat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf5hF9deyIA
A Brief History of the Society
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 BirdSongs by Richard Sisson. Our Christmas concert, under Andrew Storey's direction, featured Britten's Ceremony of Carols and his second produced acclaimed performances of Vivaldi's Magnificat and Haydn's Missa Brevis.
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 of singing.
We meet at 7.45pm each Wednesday in the United Church Hall Preston Street. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website www.favchoral.org
Faversham Choral Society