Cooke’s Tour 15

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for Violin and Viola

He has taste and what is more, the greatest skill in composition

Cooke’s Tour 14

Chopin Ballades 1-4

Hats off gentlemen, a genius

Cooke’s Tour 13

Ground Bass

Close relatives: Chaconne and Passacaglia

Cooke’s Tour 12

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

One of the outstanding statements of Western civilisation

Cooke’s Tour 11

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor

A work of outstanding beauty and conciseness

Cooke’s Tour 10

Berlioz Les Nuits D’Été

Distinctive and unusual

Cooke’s Tour 9

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Heart-warming, optimistic, challenging and concise

Cooke’s Tour 8

Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor

Turbulent, towering and sublimely lyrical

Cooke’s Tour 7

Strauss Metamophosen and Four Last Songs

genius, so far from being spent, had unexpectedly renewed itself

Cooke’s Tour 6

Mozart Piano Concerto No 18 in B flat K.456

worth waiting for

Cooke’s Tour 5

Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor

A very great work, and that’s an order!

Cooke’s Tour 4

Rachmaninoff Symphony No 2

simply ravishing

Cooke’s Tour 3

Finzi Dies Natalis

going off-piste

Cooke’s Tour 2

Schubert Symphony No.9 in C Major

‘Great C Major’ or ‘Great Sea Monster’

Cooke’s Tour 1

Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata Op.47

‘a real Tigger of a piece’

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).


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Concert reviews

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!”

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