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Concerts

The society presents three main concerts annually  with soloists and instrumentalists usually at the Parish Church of St Mary of Charity. 

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.  Dom del Nevo who led us through our successfuk Spring and Autumn concerts in 2014 will continue as deputy director. 
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Faversham Choral Society - Carols at ChristmasConcerts 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.

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. 

Future Programme

 

Christmas with the Choral

7.30pm Saturday 13 December 2014
St Mary of Charity, Faversham

Bach: In Dulce Jubilo

Britten: Ceremony of Carols

 Festive Carols new and old

Andrew Storey: Director of Music

Anna Wynne: Harp

Max Barley: Organ

 

Tickets £10 at the door (includes mulled wine and a mince pie)

or from Carter's Newsagents, Market Place, Faversham

 

Spring Concert 2015

Saturday 28 March 2015 7.30pm St Mary of Charity Faversham

Handel: Zadok the Priest

Vivaldi: Magnificat

Handel Organ Concerto in F (with choral 3rd Movement)

Haydn: Missa Brevis

Tickets £10 at the door

or from Carter's Newsagents, Market Place, Faversham

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. 

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

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.</info@favchoral.org>

Our rehearsals on 29th October and 5th November 2014 will be taster sessions under our new director if you would like to give us a try at no initial cost!

 

Further Information

Visit our website www.favchoral.org
or contact:
Malcolm Phelps
Faversham Choral Society
07968 227856
info@favchoral.org