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Next Concert

 

Christmas with the Choral 

at the
Parish Church of St Mary of Faversham

Saturday 10th December 2016 7.30pm 

Carols old and new

A little audience participation

 With the ever-popular Faversham Mission Brass

Dom del Nevo conducts

Oscar Lyle plays the organ

 Tickets £10, students £5 (under 16s free) at the door
or from Carter’s Newsagents in the Market Place

We are recruiting as well as inviting you to join us in the audience for ourChristmas Concert.  We meet every Wednesday at 7.45pm in the United Church Hall Preston Street.  All are welcome – we don’t do auditions!  Do give us a try. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like more information or to join us:  please E mail info@favchoral.org 

A Brief History of the Society

2016 is 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 this year 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.

 

 

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. Contact us via info@favchoral.org

Further Information

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