Ashford Choral Society has a membership of some 130 singers and traditionally gives three to four concerts each season, during the period September to April/May. Each year there is an opportunity to perform some of the major works in the choral repertoire together with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra. The conductor, Mark Deller, has an international reputation as a choral conductor, working especially with choirs in France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and South America.
In 2015 the Society combined with a French choir to give three performances of Handel’s Messiah, one in Canterbury and two in France, including one in Amiens Cathedral, and later in that season, Tippett’s A Child of our Time in Canterbury. Earlier this year, the Society gave a performance of Bach’s St John Passion in Ashford Parish Church, and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Elgar’s The Spirit of England in Canterbury Cathedral. This coming season we will be performing two of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in November, and in April 2017, Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
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!