Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Cathedral concerts since 1951
Canterbury Choral Society has forged a reputation for outstanding levels of performance and is one of the most accomplished choral societies in South East England.
Admired for its quality of sound, ensemble and intonation, Canterbury Choral Society is a symphonic choir of which Canterbury can be proud. Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, formed in 2007, has provided a platform of excellence for younger voices which, like the adult choir, tackles repertoire in a wide variety of languages including German, Latin, Russian and occasionally English.
Led by our Music Director Richard Cooke since 1984, we perform four concerts and host Family Carols at Christmas in Canterbury Cathedral every year. Canterbury Festival has invited us to perform every year since its launch in 1984.
Whilst aiming for professional standards, Canterbury Choral Society is an amateur choir open to all who apply and pass an audition. If you would like to join us, come along to the open rehearsal on the Tuesday following each concert (except Family Carols).
Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer
(O for the Wings of a Dove)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Schubert Mass in G
Saturday 21 March 2020
Henry Oldfield Trust
in memory of Sir Ronald McIntosh
Saturday 20 June 2020
Vivaldi Gloria & Haydn Nelson Mass
23 January 2016
From the Manager of the ECO
“The ECO loved working with you and the Canterbury Choral Society and their youth choir – what a fantastic combined chorus they made, definitely the best amateur chorus we have worked with in a very long time. Tom also observed that the choir management were terrific to work with on the day. You chose great soloists too!”
Looking for things to do in Canterbury in June 2019?
Come to a Canterbury Cathedral concert. Take away the unforgettable memory of this monumental building drenched in the sound of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
On Saturday 22 June 2019, 7.30pm, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Edward Elgar The Apostles.
If you’re looking for things to do in Canterbury, come and experience Canterbury Cathedral drenched in the sound of the 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…
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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