Haydn Creation

Haydn Creation

Saturday 5 November 2016, 7.30pm

Canterbury Choral Society
English Chamber Orchestra
Richard Cooke, conductor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Haydn Creation is a ground-breaking work. It is remarkable for its ingenious and original use of the orchestra to describe the Book of Genesis. The Creation is full of delight including great whales, sunrise, rolling seas and even leaping tigers all evoked in a rich tapestry of sound. Haydn Creation is one of the greatest oratorios.


More about Haydn Creation

The story of Haydn’s Creation on classical-music.com
The Creation (Haydn) on wikipedia.org
Joseph Haydn: The Creation on classicfm.com

More about Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn on wikipedia.org
Joseph Haydn on BBC Music
Franz Joseph Haydn on classicfm.com

Family Carols 2016

Family Carols in Canterbury Cathedral

Saturday 10 December 2016, 7pm

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


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Come and join us for Family Carols 2016. Christmas classics for all the family! Celebrate with many old favourites and a few less familiar carols.

The programme will feature the successful CCS Youth Choir and the Festival Brass Ensemble. Carols for all, including Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Children in the audience will be invited to come forward to sing on the stage.

Join us

Sing in a great choir in Canterbury Cathedral

Next open rehearsal: Tuesday 8th November 2016, St Stephen’s School Canterbury, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Canterbury Choral Society, Bruckner Mass in F Minor, Canterbury Festival 2012

Rehearsing Bruckner, Canterbury Cathedral by chrisjohnbeckett
Canterbury Choral Society, Bruckner Mass in F Minor, Canterbury Festival 2012
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Join us at a rehearsal any time to see how we operate.

Voice tests for new members are the week after each performance. Rehearsals are disciplined but always rewarding. You might be amazed about how far we progress from first rehearsal to concert.

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