Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

Vaughan Williams
A Sea Symphony

Elgar Enigma Variations

Saturday 24 June 2017 7.30pm

Canterbury Choral Society
Richard Cooke conductor
Katherine Crompton Soprano
Edward Grint Bass
VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Sponsored by Wendi and Maurice Atherton and further supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

 

Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony and Elgar Enigma Variations

Two of the most voluptuous English 20th century compositions come together to bathe the Cathedral in glorious sounds. Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony captures the differing moods of the sea with the text of Walt Whitman. It brings heart-rending intensity to the image of Earth the ‘vast rondure swimming in space’. Elgar’s Enigma Variations, perhaps the finest ever written for orchestra, capture in turn the characteristics of his friends (and a lively dog!). Elgar’s closest friend is depicted most deeply in the Nimrod variation.
 
This is an opportunity to hear two grand-scale works in the great setting of Canterbury Cathedral.

Dona Nobis Pacem and The Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams
Dona Nobis Pacem and The Lark Ascending

Stanford
Variations For Violin Solo And Orchestra

Saturday 4 November 2017 7.30pm

 

Tasmin Little
English Chamber Orchestra
Canterbury Choral Society
Richard Cooke conductor
Katherine Crompton Soprano
Edward Grint Bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

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Next open rehearsal:
Tuesday 27 June 2017 7.30-9.30pm

St Stephen’s School
Hales Drive, Canterbury CT2 7AD


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Canterbury Choral Society concert day rehearsal in Canterbury Cathedral


 

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Up to £100/annum

For students aged 14-23. Applicants must demonstrate developing musical ability, have a good singing voice and take part in regular rehearsals and concerts.

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