It’s always exciting to be looking ahead and launching another year of FAVERSHAM MUSIC concerts. We’re especially pleased to be featuring choral and instrumental works by composer Shena Fraser. Shena lived in Faversham and, in the 1940s, was a founder member of Faversham Music Club. She studied composition with Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music and had a lifelong interest in choral music and teaching amateur and younger musicians.
Many of our regular members will remember that historically we always ran a membership scheme giving discounted ticket prices and other benefits. COVID saw us suspend our membership scheme but. after much discussion at our committee meetings, we’ll be offering MEMBERSHIP again. For £30, you’ll receive discounts on all FAVERSHAM MUSIC concerts, FAVERSHAM VOICES rehearsals as well as concerts promoted by other local music societies. As a member, you’ll also be able vote in the AGM. If you’re a regular supporter of our concerts, please join our MEMBERSHIP scheme. Everyone is welcome to our concerts – if the membership scheme’s not for you, we’re still keen to see you and you can buy single tickets on the door!
You can sign up for our membership at any of our concerts of Faversham Voices rehearsals. To celebrate our new membership scheme, we’re having a launch concert on SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER in the Assembly Rooms. The concert starts at 5pm but doors will open at 4pm so you can come along and get your membership card.
We’re delighted to welcome these two artists to launch our 23/24 season. Both Ellen and Simon have strong ties with the Faversham area and it promises to be a truly memorable concert. The concert will last about an hour and there will be a chance to meet the artists after the concert over a glass of something fizzy!
Faversham Music Club was set up just after WWI by local music lovers with the aim of bringing professional musicians to the town and giving Faversham audiences the opportunity to go to live concerts. Over the years, the club has hosted some of the finest musicians ranging from Imogen Cooper, Trevor Pinnock, Julian Bream and John Harle a to bright young stars such as Jess Gillam and Sean Shibe.
Faversham Music Club is one of the only music societies in the country to run it’s own choir: Faversham Voices is an open access community choir and they get together a couple of times a year for specific projects, run by composer and FMC chair, David Knotts. https://www.favershammusicclub.co.uk/about-faversham-voices/
Faversham Music Club welcomes everyone and its current ticket price of £10 is remarkable value for the quality of the musicians it promotes. We look forward to seeing you at our next concert. https://www.favershammusicclub.co.uk/events/
Our fantastic committee support the work we do from everything to putting out chairs to cake baking!
Chair – David Knotts
Secretary – Erica Martin
Treasurer – Rodney Foord
Committee members: Andrew Higgins, Jill Lebor, Alasdair Nicolson, Chris Sauders, Sue Davidson, Paul Moorbath & Judith Foulkes
We have become part of the new Lottery within the district which donates 50% of its income to us if you buy a ticket. And, of course, there’s a chance for you to win as well with great cash prizes.
You can buy tickets and find out more on the link here. LOTTERY
Our work and the cost of promoting and putting on concerts is heavily reliant on the money we make from ticket sales. We abandoned out membership scheme due to the Covid pandemic, and this is under review for next season.
The complications of the global pandemic has affected many musicians very badly and we are keen that the club continues to flourish so that we can support musicians and enjoy their wonderful music making. If you would like to donate to the club to support the work we do, then please follow the simple link below: