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 Carols with the Choral at Christmas, 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 Spring concert on 9th March of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man was very well received and we had another packed audience. One contented audience members described the evening as the best concert they had ever heard in St Mary's. Praise indeed! We were delighted to have Maidstone Wind Symphony join us. They were amazing!
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.
Programme for the rest of 2013
Saturday 23rd June 2013
The Choral will join Maidstone Choral Union for the exciting Verdi Requiem with a full orchestra
Mote Hall Maidstone Leisure Centre 7.30pm.
There are a few Stalls rows at £11.50 and the rest are tiered, with prices £16, £13, £10 and £7
Tickets can be obtained via the following:
The Leisure Centre Booking Office 0845 155 2277
The Visitor Centre, Maidstone Museum 01622 602169
or from the ticket secretary on 01622 726193
Tickets are likely to go fast for this very popular and exciting programme so it is a very good idea to book in advance.
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Saturday 19th October 2013 St Mary of Charity Parish Church Faversham 7pm
Saturday 14th December 2013 St Mary of Charity Parish Church Faversham 7pm
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, under the leadership of its energetic musical director, Ben Saul.
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 and Handel’s Coronation anthems.
The society has always encouraged youngsters to sing and in 2011 formed the Society's Youth Choir drawn from local schools. They sing at most of our concerts.
The society is a charitable organisation that relies solely on contributions generated by concerts throughout Kent. 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.
Faversham Choral Society is investigating the possibility of sponsorship by local businesses to help with the increasing cost of these performances.
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Faversham Choral Society