Season 2019 – 2020

Click here for details of the Next Concert on November 23rd 2019

Paul Young – Music Director

Ashford Choral Society is one of the longest running societies in existence, with a continuous history of music making since 1857.

Currently there is a membership of around 120 singers who perform three to four concerts each season during the period September to May. Each year the choir has the opportunity to perform some of the major works of the choral repertoire with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra.

Music Director, Paul Young, is especially keen to recognise the joy that can come from group music-making for those of all abilities, balancing programmes that present the familiar with less well-known works and to celebrate the repertoire of the great masters whilst providing stimulating challenge.

Thus our first concert of the new season unites two great composers of different eras and styles – Handel and Britten. Handel’s Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day using text by John Dryden was written for that feast day in 1739 and Britten was born on November 22nd. This will be followed by the choir’s traditional charity Christmas Carol Concert in Ashford Parish Church on December 21st. Details of our full programme are available here.

If you are a singer and would like to come to rehearsals, with a view to joining, you will be welcomed and given every encouragement (contact Virginia Brown, The Secretary at

Our singers, Patrons and audiences come not just from Ashford but all over the Weald, Romney Marsh and the coastal areas so do come and join us.

Annual Subscription 2019/20: £ 96

Students and anyone under 25
on 1st September 2019: FREE

Ashford Choral Society is a member of the National Association of Choirs and the Ashford Federation of Arts.

National Association of Choirs