Future concerts

Future concerts in Canterbury Cathedral

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Mozart Mass in C minor

Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae
Mozart Symphony No. 38 ‘Prague’

Saturday 21 March 2015, 7.30pm

Robyn Allegra Parton, Rachel Redmond soprano
William Morgan tenor, Peter Cox bass
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
London Handel Orchestra
Richard Cooke conductor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh

Mozart’s great Mass stands alongside his Requiem as one of his most towering works for choir and orchestra.  Solos to compare with the finest of those in his operas, and most notably the high Et incarnatus est for soprano, and choruses of majestic splendour, give the work a dramatic dimension which looks back to Bach and ahead to Beethoven.  This work represents one of the greatest composers of all time at the height of his powers.

Canterbury Choral Society and its Youth Choir will be joined by an outstanding group of soloists, and the period-instrument London Handel Orchestra, well known to our audiences and one of the country’s top baroque orchestras.

Concert will end at approximately 9.15pm.

Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh


Bruckner Mass in E minor

Bruckner Sacred Motets:
Ecce Sacerdos
Virga Jesse
Ave Maria

Dvorak Serenade for Wind

Saturday 6 June 2015, 7.30pm

Canterbury Choral Society

Conductor: Richard Cooke

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Bruckner’s immensely powerful Mass in E minor, as well as his motets, reflect the deep religious background to Bruckner’s sacred choral writing, making great, almost Beethovenian, demands of the choir, and combining the rich romantic harmonies of the late nineteenth century with stylistic features harking back to Renaissance composers such as Palestrina.  The Mass progresses to a conclusion of utmost beauty, uplifting and inspirational.  Written for the reverberant acoustic of the cathedral of Linz in Austria, where for many years Bruckner was organist, its slow-building climaxes of telling splendour equally suit the acoustic of Canterbury Cathedral.

Concert will end at approximately 9.15pm.

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