Family Carols 2017

Family Carols 2017

Saturday 16 December 2017, 7pm

Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Festival Brass Ensemble
Richard Cooke Conductor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Sponsored by
Pharon Independent
Financial Advisers

A Christmas feast for all the family! Come and celebrate singing some Christmas classics with old favourites and a few less familiar carols.

The programme features the CCS Youth Choir and the Festival Brass Ensemble, and will include O Come all ye Faithful, God rest you Merry, Gentleman and In the Bleak Midwinter

Children in the audience will be invited to come forward to sing on the stage. A must to start your Christmas.

Doors open at 18.30

Canterbury Cathedral

Love, Fate and Legend

Love, Fate and Legend

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
Schubert Gebet
Stenhammar Vårnatt (Spring Night)
Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
and a selection of songs by
Benjamin Britten and others

Saturday 20 January 2018 7.30pm

Richard Pearce & Jonathan Beatty piano
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir
Richard Cooke conductor

VENUE: Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Following their great sell-out success last January in Colyer-Fergusson Hall, CCS is glad to be returning with a varied programme of works for choir, soloists and two pianos in Love, Fate and Legend. The main feature will be the Liebeslieder (Love Song) Waltzes by Brahms. Equally engaging will be the Swedish composer Stenhammar’s Spring Night, songs from the Rig Veda (Hindu texts) for women’s voices by Gustav Holst, and Schubert’s enchanting Gebet (Prayer). An opportunity to hear Canterbury Choral Society in a more intimate setting and bringing new repertoire to our members and audience.

Bach St Matthew Passion

Bach
St Matthew Passion

Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm

Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Richard Cooke conductor
London Handel Orchestra
Rufus Müller tenor (Evangelist)
David Ireland bass (Christus)
Zoë Brown soprano
Alexander Chance counter-tenor
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Sponsored by
Sir Ronald McIntosh

St Matthew Passion is unquestionably one of the finest dramatic works of western music.

Bach vividly tells the story of the crucifixion with depictions of lightning and thunder, the outbursts from the crowd, and some of the finest reflections of the action in the solo items, all progressing to an intense and moving finale. The London Handel Orchestra, one of the main professional specialist orchestras for music of this period, will accompany a group of high-class soloists, with Canterbury Choral Society and its Youth Choir providing the great choral backdrop.

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