Season 2022/23

Next Concert

Matthew Raisbeck – Music Director

Ashford Choral Society

Ashford Choral Society has a proud tradition of performing choral music since 1857 and is one of the oldest such societies in England.

During the period September to May, the society performs some of the major works in the choral repertoire with leading soloists and a professional symphony orchestra.

The Society welcomes new members of all ages and musical abilities – so if you have been thinking about joining a choir, come along to a rehearsal or email Virginia Brown at There is no charge for attending two rehearsals and scores will be made available.

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.

Season 2022-23

After one of the longest breaks in the Society’s history, including the two world wars, the Society began a successful full season of rehearsals and concerts in September 2021.

As we come to the final concert of the 2021-2 Season in May, we are looking forward to an exciting new programme from September 2022. This will begin with a concert in November of Handel’s oratorio Sansom, followed by our traditional December carol concert in aid of Charity.

The New Year of 2023 will see the choir returning to Wye Church in March to sing the Fauré Requiem and Vierne’s Messe Solennelle. The May 2023 concert will be Haydn’s Creation – which was cancelled in May 2020 due to Covid restrictions. So Ashford Choral Society sings, with hope, into the future.


From September 2022, the annual subscription is £100 – under 25s join for free.

The Society takes the safety of its singers and audience very seriously and everything will be done to ensure all necessary Covid mitigation measures are in place.

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

National Association of Choirs