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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.
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
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.
Spring Concert 2015
Director of Music Andrew Storey
Saturday 28 March 2015 7.30pm St Mary of Charity Faversham
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Handel Organ Concerto in F
Haydn: Missa Brevis
Jordan Meakin: Organ
Faversham Choral Society Chamber Orchestra
Lucy Cox: Soprano
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. Our Christmas concert, under Andrew Storey's direction, featured Britten's Ceremony of Carols
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.
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Visit our website www.favchoral.org
Faversham Choral Society