Ashford Choral Society has a membership of about 120 singers, but is always pleased to welcome new members, especially tenors and basses. It normally gives three to four concerts each season, during the period September to May. Each year there is an opportunity to perform some of the major works in the choral repertoire with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra. Its conductor, Mark Deller, has an international reputation as a choral conductor, working especially with choirs in France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and South America.
Recent performances have included Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony, Tippett A Child of our Time, Walton Belshazzar’s Feast (in Canterbury Cathedral), Elgar The Dream of Gerontius and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
This coming season we will be performing Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and the Brahms Requiem in the splendid Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall in Canterbury, as well as our traditional Christmas Carol Concert in Ashford Parish Church, and a performance of the Fauré Requiem in Wye Parish Church.
Come and join us, either as a performer or as a member of the audience. And remember …. if you are a student, or under 25 years of age, it costs you nothing at all to become a member of the Society!