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Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra in Canterbury Cathedral

Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) will perform with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral on 4 November 2017 as part of Canterbury Festival. PERFORMERS: Tasmin Little English Chamber Orchestra Canterbury Choral Society Richard Cooke conductor Katherine Crompton Soprano Edward Grint Bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral   DON’T MISS OUT Contact us for a notification when tickets go on sale  ...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming to Canterbury 18th June 2016

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming to Canterbury 18th June 2016

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will be joining Canterbury Choral Society and the CCS Youth Choir to perform Verdi’s Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral on 18th June 2016. This year, 2016, marks the 70th anniversary of the RPO. The RPO’s platinum year started with a sixteen-concert tour in the USA in January. The Orchestra performed Mahler’s Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection’, on 22nd March at the Royal Albert Hall Be sure not to miss the Verdi Requiem concert with the RPO in Canterbury Cathedral June 18th. As well as this prestigious...

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English Chamber Orchestra joins Canterbury Choral Society for concert in Canterbury Cathedral in January

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

English Chamber Orchestra joins Canterbury Choral Society for concert in Canterbury Cathedral in January

CCS and CCS Youth Choir are very excited to be joined by the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) to perform Vivaldi Gloria and Haydn Nelson Mass on Saturday 23 January 2016. The ECO, who’s Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. The ECO has been chosen to record many film soundtracks, including Dario Marianelli’s prizewinning scores for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, as well as several James Bond sound tracks. The ECO has performed in more countries than any other orchestra. During 2015...

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Esther Brazil joins CCS to perform Bach Mass in B minor in Canterbury Cathedral on 31 October

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

Mezzo-soprano Esther Brazil made her BBC Proms Debut in August this year in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. She will be joining Canterbury Choral Society (CCS) later this month in their Canterbury Festival concert of Bach Mass in B Minor. The performance also features the London Handel Orchestra and eminent soloists David Allsopp, Robin Bailey, and David Ireland. The Mass encompasses the most impressive of Bach’s choral writing together with inspirational solo movements. The concert, in Canterbury Cathedral on 31st October, promises to be an...

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Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir – Eight new members so far in 2015

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Youth Choir | 0 comments

Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir – Eight new members so far in 2015

The CCS Youth Choir welcomes eight new members so far in 2015. The CCS Youth Choir is made up of about thirty-five boys and girls aged 7 to 16. It is an auditioned group aspiring to high standards of professionalism.   The Youth Choir is fully integrated with Canterbury Choral Society, and also performs on its own. The Youth Choir will be performing alongside the main choir in the forthcoming performance of Mozart Mass in C Minor in Canterbury Cathedral this Saturday (21 March)....

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Don’t miss this year’s Family Carols in Canterbury Cathedral: Saturday 13 December

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

Don’t miss this year’s Family Carols in Canterbury Cathedral: Saturday 13 December

Come and join us for an enriching evening of carols on Saturday 13 December 2014 in the magnificent setting of Canterbury Cathedral. Sing a selection of the finest carols with Canterbury Choral Society and Canterbury Choral Youth Choir. The choir will also be performing a few numbers, including the beautiful Blazhen Muzh from the Rachmaninoff Vespers. Also not to be missed, conductor Richard Cooke will invite the children from the audience up on to the stage to sing a couple of carols....

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Sir Willard White sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Concert soloists, News | 0 comments

Sir Willard White sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral

“Willard White truly filled the Cathedral with the glory of his voice and his personality.” Review – Kentish Gazette Read full review here. Canterbury Choral Society and Canterbury Choral Youth Choir performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah on 1 November 2014. Sir Willard White was magnificent in the leading role, and was joined by an outstanding team of soloists for what proved to be an impressive performance of such an enduring large-scale...

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The Canterbury Festival 2014 in full swing

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News | 0 comments

Canterbury Festival 2014, Kent’s International Arts Festival, is in full flow. A highlight of this year’s Canterbury Festival is Sir Willard White, one of the world’s leading bass-baritones, singing in Canterbury Cathedral with Canterbury Choral Society. Born in Jamaica, Sir Willard White has sung in opera houses around the world and at the Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg Festivals. He will be singing the lead role in Mendelssohn’s masterpiece of English Oratorio, Elijah, in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 1st...

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Penny Gore presents performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Radio 3

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

Penny Gore presents a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the start of a week of Afternoon on 3 devoted to great choral works (listen again). Daniele Gatti conducts the Radio France Chorus and Orchestre National de France, with soloists Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christianne Stotijn (contralto), Rainer Trost (tenor), Michael Nagy (bass-baritone) and Armand Sztykgold (boy soprano) (soloist from the Radio France Children’s Chorus). The performance was given in June at the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Denis to the north of Paris. The...

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Philharmonia Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury 16 May 2014

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Choral concerts | 0 comments

Philharmonia Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury 16 May 2014

The Philharmonia Orchestra, with conductor Jakub Hrůša and cellist Truls Mørk, bring a program of three great works from the Czech Republic to The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury on 16 May: Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride Dvořák Cello Concerto Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Jakub Hrůša was born in the Czech Republic and is described by Gramophone as “on the verge of greatness”. Jakub Hrůša is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia and Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest...

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University of Essex Choir and Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir sing Britten War Requiem at Snape Maltings – 3 May 2014

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Choral concerts | 0 comments

University of Essex Choir and Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir sing Britten War Requiem at Snape Maltings – 3 May 2014

The University of Essex Choir and Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir sing Benjamin Britten War Requiem at Snape Maltings Concert Hall Saturday 3 May 2014 7pm Performed with Essex Sinfonia, Alwyn Mellor soprano, Benjamin Hulett tenor, Benjamin Appl bass and Conductor Richard Cooke. This monumental work, full of musical emblems of conflict and resolution, for large orchestra, small chamber orchestra, three soloists, full chorus and boys’ choir is a fitting piece for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Britten weaves...

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Kingston Choral Society perform Haydn The Creation, 16 Nov 2013

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Choral concerts | 0 comments

Haydn: The Creation Saturday 16 November 2013, 7.30pm Kingston Choral Society with Thames Sinfonia Sophie Bevan soprano Robert Murray tenor David Soar bass Andrew Griffiths conductor Concert details KCS returns to Cadogan Hall to perform Haydn’s evergreen masterpiece, The Creation, in English. From the opening evocation of chaos to the joyous love-song of Adam and Eve, and from the depiction of the creation of light to the illustrations of the different animals, Haydn’s musical invention is truly breathtaking. A superb trio of soloists,...

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Whitstable Choral Society perform Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, 16 Nov 2013

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Choral concerts | 0 comments

Duruflé’s Requiem and Fauré’s Requiem Saturday 16th November 2013 at 7.30pm Venue: St. Bartholomew’s Church, Herne Bay Directed by David Flood Festival Chamber Orchestra Soloist: Michael Burke – Bass-baritone Soloist: James Futcher – Canterbury Cathedral Chorister Organist: David Newsholm Order of concert: Fauré followed by Duruflé Tickets prices: Adults £12.50 and Children £7.50 Tickets available from: CANTERBURY TICKET SHOP Online: canterburyticketshop Phone: 01227 787787 or at the Marlowe Theatre Box Office, The...

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BBC Two ‘The Choir’ judge Sarah Fox sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Canterbury Cathedral with Canterbury Choral Society

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Concert soloists, News, Our concerts | 0 comments

BBC Two ‘The Choir – Sing While You Work’ judge, Sarah Fox to sing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 21 June 2014, 7.30pm Read Sarah Fox’s biography Concert details: Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Saturday 21 June 2014, 7.30pm Canterbury Choral Society Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sarah Fox soprano TBC Mezzo-soprano Jamie MacDougall tenor Michael Pearce bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral BUY TICKETS Useful related links Setting Up a Workplace Choir Singing in a Choir Learn to Sing:...

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Britten’s War Requiem at Royal Albert Hall on Remembrance Sunday

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Choral concerts | 0 comments

Britten’s War Requiem is being performed at the Royal Albert Hall this Sunday (10th November 2013). Music to unrest the soul and to remember. What better medium and setting to contemplate and reflect, and to remember. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists Sabina Cvilak (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) and Roderick Williams (baritone)....

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The Spiegeltent comes to Canterbury Festival

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Spiegeltent comes to Canterbury Festival

This year saw the momentous arrival of the Spiegeltent (Dutch for “Mirror Tent”) to the Canterbury Festival. The Spiegeltent was located for the two weeks of the Festival at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, on Old Dover Road. The Spiegeltent was a magnificent and beautiful structure, made of canvas and wood, and decorated inside with a stunning display of stained glass and mirrors. Just being inside was a somewhat wondrous experience, especially with the blustery winds rippling the canvas and heavy rain battering down outside....

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Tickets still available for War Requiem

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in News, News Britten | 0 comments

Don’t miss this Saturday’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral The Canterbury Festival concert on Saturday 26 October 2013 features soprano Evelina Dobracheva, tenor Benjamin Hulett and bass Benjamin Appl, Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, Richard Cooke Conductor VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral   TICKETS: £28.50, £25, £18, £10 BOOK...

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Kent Chamber Choir & Orchestra GALA CONCERT

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Choral concerts, News, News Britten | 0 comments

Kent Chamber Choir & Orchestra GALA CONCERT

Kent Chamber Choir & Orchestra 30th Anniversary Purcell & Britten GALA CONCERT In aid of St George’s Tower Fund St George’s Church, Church St, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ 7.30pm, Saturday 19th October 2013   This unique concert not only celebrates Kent Chamber Choir’s 30th birthday but also Benjamin Britten’s somewhat more significant 100th. Moreover, to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, we open with an anthem traditionally sung on such royal occasions. Britten greatly admired...

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Canterbury Choral Society 2013/14 Season

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in News, Our concerts | 0 comments

2013/14 Season:   Programme Festival concert             Saturday 26 October 2013   Britten War Requiem (General booking for this concert opens on 5 August) Family Carols                Friday 13 December 2013 Winter concert               Saturday 25 January 2014   Handel Messiah Spring concert               Saturday 22 March 2014      Bach St John Passion Summer concert            Saturday 21 June 2014         Beethoven Missa...

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Singing workshop with Bob Chilcott

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Choral concerts, News, News Britten | 0 comments

Sutton Valence Choral Society are delighted to be hosting a singing workshop with Bob Chilcott on Saturday 2nd November between 10am and 4.45pm at a cost of £15. The main focus will be Chilcott’s own Christmas music, which will also be available to purchase on the day. Following the success of a similar event with John Rutter three years ago, we wish to welcome anyone who would like to join us for what promises to be a memorable occasion. Sutton Valence Prep School are allowing us to use The Bates Hall and also very kindly providing a...

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