Handel Messiah

Handel Messiah

Saturday 19 January 2019 7.30pm

London Handel Orchestra
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Richard Cooke
conductor
Julia Doyle
soprano
Alexander Chance counter-tenor
Charles Daniels tenor
Benjamin Bevan bass
VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Sponsored by
the Henry Oldfield Trust

Handel’s enduring masterpiece continues to be the absolute favourite amongst concert audiences. The glories of the Hallelujah Chorus, the Amen Chorus and many others are surrounded by solo arias of exquisite beauty and refinement. The London Handel Orchestra, one of the main professional specialist orchestras for music of this period, will accompany a group of high-class soloists. Canterbury Choral Society and its Youth Choir will provide the great choral backdrop.

Mozart Requiem

Mozart Requiem
Pergolesi Magnificat
Mozart Symphony No. 39

Saturday 23 March 2019

English Chamber Orchestra (ECO)
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Richard Cooke
conductor
Mhairi Lawson soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo-soprano
Robin Bailey tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh

Mozart’s final composition has held its place amongst the great works of Classical music, and one which carries a deep intensity for audience and performers alike. The English Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. It has performed in more countries than any other, recorded over 1500 works and played with the world’s greatest musicians in its five decades of history. Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir is delighted to welcome them back together with an outstanding team of soloists for this performance of Mozart Requiem.

Elgar The Apostles

Elgar The Apostles

Saturday 22 June 2019

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
TBC soprano (Mary)
Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano (Mary Magdalene)
TBC tenor (John)
Tristan Hambleton bass (Peter)
Benjamin Bevan bass (Jesus)
Michael Pearce bass (Judas)

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Sponsored by
Maurice and Wendi Atherton

An epic event for Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir together again with the Royal Philharmonic, following their triumphant performance of The Dream of Gerontius in June 2018. Elgar himself conducted The Apostles in Canterbury Cathedral and it represents a great challenge for all performers with its scope and range of vision, ending with a roof-raising and unforgettable climax of telling splendour. Elgar The Apostles forms part of Canterbury Choral Society history following their live recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2005. ‘This is the best of me’ wrote Elgar on completion of The Dream of Gerontius. That was before he had written The Apostles! This performance of Elgar The Apostles is not to be missed; a rare occasion to hear this great work.

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