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Bearsted Choral Society


Andrew Lowen


Andrew joined Bearsted Choral Society as Musical Director in September 2014. He is also conductor of the Canterbury Orchestra and has been Musical Director of the Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society since January 2007. Previous appointments include being Musical Director of the Folkestone and Hythe Orchestral Society for 10 years and working with the professional chamber orchestra The Kent Sinfonia. In addition to his work as a freelance conductor he is busy as a teacher.
Music has always been an important part of Andrew's life. At the age of 11 he won a scholarship to study at London's Royal Academy of Music at their Saturday morning school for gifted young musicians, at the same time he attended a school with an internationally renowned choir. With this early background in performing Andrew decided to make music his career. He studied music at Birmingham University where his main interests were in singing, conducting and Baroque performance practice. He graduated in 1979, winning the Arnold Goldsborough prize for final year students.



Trevor Brearley

Rehearsal Accompanist

Trevor Brearley studied organ, piano and flute at the Royal College of Music and was awarded the Stuart Prize for organ playing. He later undertook post-graduate studies and was awarded an MA with distinction in Piano Accompaniment. Trevor retired from teaching recently after 28 years at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School Rochester. He has worked as a conductor and keyboard player with many choirs, orchestras and soloists locally as well as giving solo recitals. He has recently retired as organist and choirmaster at St Nicholas Church Otham.











Future Events

Summer Concert

Stanford, ‘ Songs of the Fleet’

Vaughan Williams, ‘Five Mystical Songs’

and music featured in the Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 8th July, 2017, 7.30pm

St John’s School, Grove Green

Autumn Concert

Brahms, ‘German Requiem’, London version

Armistice day, Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm

Holy Cross Church, Bearsted

Christmas in Bearsted

Concert of Christmas music, carols and more!

Saturday, 16th December, 2017, 7.30pm

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The Big Sing with Bob Chilcott

Saturday 20th May, 2017

An exiting opportunity to join in with a day's workshop of Bob Chilcott's music

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Next Concert



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The society welcomes new members in all voice parts - soprano alto tenor and bass.

For further information about rehearsals please follow one of the links below:

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Weddings and Events

The Choir is available to sing at your wedding or special event.

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