Canterbury Choral news

Three of the UK’s top orchestras coming to Canterbury Cathedral in 2019

Nov 8, 2018 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, English Chamber Orchestra, London Handel Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Canterbury Choral Society is delighted to announce that three of the UK’s top orchestras will be joining us in Canterbury Cathedral in 2019…

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Don’t miss the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Canterbury

Jun 11, 2018 Canterbury Choral Society

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) perform Edward Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.

For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country…

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Canterbury for Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Feb 24, 2018 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Edward Elgar, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Canterbury Cathedral on 23 June for Elgar The Dream of Gerontius. The role of Gerontius to be sung by Andrew Staples who recently recorded it with Daniel Barenboim. Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, will sing the part of The Angel in The Dream of Gerontius.   Elgar The Dream of Gerontius Saturday 23 June 2018 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Canterbury Choral Society Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir Richard Cooke conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano...

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Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Canterbury Cathedral

Feb 24, 2018 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rufus Müller

  Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Bach St Matthew Passion in Canterbury Cathedral on 17 March 2018. “Among the soloists, the standout was Rufus Müller, easily the best tenor I have ever heard in a live Messiah.” The New York Times “Rufus Müller’s Evangelist is superb in its animated lyricism (far from the standard figure of passive condolence).” Independent on Sunday, London   Bach St Matthew Passion Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm Canterbury Choral Society Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir Richard Cooke conductor London...

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London Handel Orchestra playing in Canterbury Cathedral

Feb 24, 2018 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Johann Sebastian Bach, London Handel Orchestra, St Matthew Passion

London Handel Orchestra will be performing Bach St Matthew Passion in Canterbury Cathedral.   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) Edward Grint bass (Christus) Zoë Brown soprano Alexander Chance counter-tenor Nick Pritchard tenor Dominic Sedgwick bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh About Bach St Matthew Passion St Matthew Passion is unquestionably one of...

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Choral History of Britain

Oct 20, 2017 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral music, News

BBC Radio 4 Series exploring the history of choral singing in Britain presented by Roderick Williams Catch Series 1 on BBC iPlayer Radio while it’s still available   → Series 1: Singing for Everyone Roderick Williams explores how Britain lost its singing voice and if it be recovered. Singing for Praise and Profit Roderick Williams looks at why Britain produces the world’s best professional choirs. Singing for Pleasure Roderick Williams traces the long evolution of our amateur singing tradition. Singing for Solidarity Roderick...

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Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra in Canterbury Cathedral

Jun 26, 2017 Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Concert soloists, News, Our concerts, Tasmin Little

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    ...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming to Canterbury 18th June 2016

Apr 17, 2016 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts

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

Dec 13, 2015 Canterbury Choral Society, News, Our concerts

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

Oct 19, 2015 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News, Our concerts

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

Mar 20, 2015 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Youth Choir

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

Dec 3, 2014 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts

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...

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