On Saturday 19th November, Faversham Choral Society and the Canterbury Singers put on a concert of The Brahms Requiem, under the baton of Adrian Bawtree, in Faversham Parish Church to raise funds in aid of the new Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy. The event was held in memory of Alan Binder, the father of Faversham Choral Society’s Chair, who lived with Parkinson’s for many years.
The concert was a sell out success and saw 65 singers performing alongside a chamber orchestra to an audience of 180. An incredible £2,600 was raised at the event and we are most grateful to everybody involved for their support.
Stephanie Wolf, organiser of the event, said “We are delighted with the figure raised at this event as we know how much of a difference this will make to the lives of those living with Parkinson’s locally. Just as gratifying, has been the lovely comments received afterwards in the town about how good the concert was and what a perfect opportunity it was to sing arguably the greatest Requiem ever written.”
We are truly thankful to Faversham Choral Society, Canterbury Singers and everybody who attended the event as you have brought us one step closer to opening the Parkinson’s Centre early next year.