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Our choir is based in Fakenham - a living, working, energetic market town in North Norfolk. We welcome anyone over the age of 16 who loves to sing. Our aim is to bring the pleasure of live, large-scale choral music-making to a wide public. And, of course, to have a wonderful time.
The choir has about 70 members from the town and surrounding villages and we meet to rehearse every Tuesday evening, from September to June, at the Salvation Army Hall, Oak Street, Fakenham, from 7.30pm to 9.15pm.*
We usually perform a minimum of three concerts a year, usually at Fakenham Parish Church, but we have also sung at churches in Blakeney, Cley, Wells-next-the-Sea and King's Lynn. Our repertoire embraces both sacred and secular music, and we have performed with a succession of distinguished soloists and orchestras.
FCS was founded in 1973 and today is led with great enthusiasm, expertise and flair by musical director Mark Jones.
Recent concert highlights have included Orff's Carmina Burana, Will Todd's Mass in Blue, Mozart's Requiem, Britten's Saint Nicolas and Mendelssohn's Elijah. And we're pleased to say that our rehearsal and concert schedule has now resumed following pandemic restrictions in 2020-21.
We have successfully attracted funding from the National Lottery, from our own active association of Friends and from a network of corporate sponsors pleased to be associated with a successful local enterprise.
The Tuesday evening rehearsals are challenging, invigorating, informative and, most of all, great fun. Mark is brilliantly assisted by the choir's accompanist James Mooney-Dutton.
We pride ourselves on providing a warm welcome to all new members so, if you think you would like to join the choir, do come along and give us a try. Please contact Tracey Thompson on 01362 668938, or contact us via this website.
*Times and venue may sometimes vary. Please check in advance with Tracey.