Fakenham Choral Socieety

Fakenham Choral Society - Community Choir, East Anglia

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Fakenham Choral Society invites you to a very special Come & Sing Day on Saturday, 10 February 2018. The composer Will Todd is coming to Fakenham to lead an all-day workshop and early evening performance of his jazz Mass in Blue. The singers will be accompanied by a trio of professional musicians and a soprano soloist.

We have a change of venue this year. The morning and afternoon workshops and the early evening performance will be held at Fakenham Academy, Field Lane, NR21 9QT. We will be using the Academy's hall together with the kitchen and canteen facilities and there is plenty of parking.

The day is aimed at encouraging those who have sung Mass in Blue before to come along and enjoy the experience again, and to support those new to the piece. With Will's expert tuition everyone will have a memorable and exciting day. Mass in Blue is tremendous fun to sing!

Timetable for the day

  • Registration/ coffee: 9.45am
  • Warm-up and initial introduction to Mass in Blue: 10.30am - 11.30am approx. FCS musical director Janet Kelsey will lead this, giving all singers a chance to warm up their voices and practise some learning techniques. Short coffee break
  • Morning workshop: 11.30am - 1pm
  • Lunch break 1pm - 2pm
  • Afternoon workshop: 2pm - 4.30pm approx with a short tea break
  • Performance: 6.30pm. Audience tickets are £7 and they can be purchased in advance or on the door.

Everyone is welcome, whether you sing regularly or, perhaps, wish to return to singing after a break. The cost for the day is £20 or £10 for students under 21 and includes your music and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

Scores are available to borrow but, please note, if you have your own copy, we shall be using the Oxford University Press edition.

The deadline for singers to register for the Will Todd Workshop Day is 29 January 2018. Places will be limited so the earlier you apply the more likely you'll get a place.

There are a number of cafés and pubs in Fakenham or you can bring your own lunch and tea.

Register for your place

To register for a place at the Will Todd Workshop day please complete our on-line booking form. Applications must be made before 29 January 2018.

If you prefer, you can download a PDF registration form to print out, which can be completed and returned by post.

For more information or related enquiries, please phone Rosemary Dear on 01328 851776 or email her on

All welcome... come and join in for the day!