Brahms Requiem and
Song of Destiny
plus Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Saturday 14th November 2015

Colyer-Fergusson Building, University of Kent
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Saturday 12th December 2015

St Alphege Church, Whitstable

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David Flood

David Flood


Whitstable Choral Society was fortunate in 1985 to have the young, talented and already accomplished David Flood conduct their summer concert of Songs of Coast and Countryside, at St. Alphege Church Whitstable. Canterbury Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers, David received his musical training as an Organ Scholar of St John’s College Oxford with additional postgraduate work at Clare College Cambridge…  

Penelope Martin-Smith

Penelope Martin-Smith


Penelope graduated from Goldsmith’s College, University of London with a B.Mus. then gained a Licentiate Diploma in singing performance from the Guildhall School of Music. In 1989 she won the Isobel Baillie Prize at Oxford Music Festival for the highest marks in vocal classes. She describes herself as a coloratura soprano … 

Michael Burke

Michael Burke


Michael Burke was born in Manchester and now lives in Kent. He studied postgraduate vocal studies at RNCM and RAM, having previously gained a chemistry degree at Durham University…. 

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Festival Chamber Orchestra


The orchestra was founded in 2002 for a performance in Canterbury Cathedral as part of the Canterbury Festival, conducted by international conductor and oboist, Nicholas Daniel… 


Brahms Requiem

Brahms Song of Destiny

Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Saturday 14 November 2015 7.30pm
Colyer-Fergusson Building

University of Kent

Directed by David Flood
Festival Chamber Orchestra

Penelope Martin-Smith  – Soprano

Michael Burke  – Baritone

Tickets prices:
Adults £17, Children and Students £8

Tickets available from:
Gulbenkian website →
01227 769075

Seating Plan


Christmas Carols

Saturday 12 December 2015 7.30pm
St Alphege Church, High Street
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AY

David Flood conductor
 David Newsholme organist

Ticket Prices: Adults £7.50, Under 12 FREE, 12-18 £3.00

Tickets available from:
70 High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BB
01227 263337
144 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay CT6 5DX
01227 373364

Parking in Middle Wall car park (5 minutes’ walk from St Alphege Church). The audience will be invited to sing traditional carols with the choir. Children in the audience will be invited to perform “Away in a Manger” under David Flood’s personal direction. Afterwards every child will receive a small reward for their glorious contribution. This concert is a wonderful mixture of choral and well known seasonal music for the whole family – a Whitstable calendar highlight.

About Whitstable Choral Society

We perform at least four concerts a year in local venues including Christmas Carols in St. Alphege Church, Whitstable. Our wide variety of choral music has in recent years included Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater”, and Requiems by Brahms and Mozart. The Society’s musical director is David Flood, who is Organist and Master of Choristers at Canterbury Cathedral.