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Choral History of Britain

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral music, News | 0 comments

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...

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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   BUY TICKETS  ...

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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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