Ashford Choral Society is one of the longest-running societies in existence, with a history of music-making since 1857.
Currently there is a membership of around 120 singers who usually perform three or four concerts each season during the period September to May. Every 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. The society also holds an annual carol concert to raise money for chosen charities.
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.
The Coronovirus pandemic means that plans for 2021 are currently very tentative. However, two dates for concerts – Saturday May 15th 2021 and Saturday November 13th 2021, both at Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury – have been booked. The works to be performed and, of course, these dates are subject to the ability of the Society to return to rehearsals safely under Public Health England and Government guidance.
The Society is however well placed to return to live singing when this is possible, so if you are a singer and would like to join us, you will be welcomed and given every encouragement. Contact Virginia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our singers, patrons and audiences come not just from Ashford but from all over the Weald, Romney Marsh and the coastal areas, so do come and join us.
Subscription 2020/21: £ 96
Students and anyone under 25
on 1st September 2020: FREE