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.
Recent works performed by the Society have included Mozart’s Davidde penitente, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Handel’s Messiah in Canterbury and in Amiens Cathedral, and Tippett’s A Child of our Time.
This autumn we performed Rossini’s ‘operatic’ and rather more than ‘Petite’ Messe Solennelle. Our traditional Christmas Carol Concert, raising funds for the Cruse and Porchlight charities, will be in Ashford Parish Church, where we will also sing Bach’s St John Passion in March 2016. For our final concert of the season, we shall be combining with Whitstable Choral Society for a performance of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast in Canterbury Cathedral.
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!