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Saturday 16th April 2022

Easter Concert

Fordingbridge Choral Society

has been bringing classical choral music to the ancient market town of Fordingbridge in Hampshire and beyond since 1977. Currently we have around 40 members drawn from Fordingbridge and local villages.

 

Our repertoire ranges from madrigals and part songs to the great choral masterpieces. The works of Bach, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Bernstein, Purcell and Haydn have all featured in our concerts.

 

Our main performance venue is the 12th Century St. Mary's Church in Fordingbridge, but we have also appeared in a wide variety of churches and halls throughout the area.

Chairman: Mr Ian Turner

Secretary : Mr Ian Gates

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Our Musical Director

Nigel joined us as Musical Director in January 2013. He began his music career as a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral at the age of eight, followed by a music scholarship to Canford School. After graduating from The Royal College of Music, he spent many years as an orchestral player, and was Principal 2nd Violin with the BBC Concert Orchestra, also working with leading orchestras including LSO, Philharmonia, CBSO, BSO. As such he has performed widely in major concert halls throughout Europe and Scandinavia, USA, Canada, Japan and the Far East.

He has worked as Musical Director of Parnham Voices performing a wide range of a cappella repertoire, and as a freelance conductor of choral and instrumental ensembles he has appeared as Musical Director in West End theatre and Manchester Opera House.

He is also director of the Edwards Ensemble, an instrumental group comprising leading professional players from London and the south, who regularly perform with the Choral Society at our concerts.

Nigel Edwards ARCM

Hear Us!

If you would like to hear excerpts from the Mozart Requiem recorded at a concert in 2018, please use this link which will take you to YouTube and will open in a new window.  Enjoy!

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This society is affiliated to Making Music which represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies throughout the United Kingdom

Member of British Choirs on the Net

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