Canterbury Choral news

Don’t miss this year’s Family Carols in Canterbury Cathedral: Saturday 13 December

Dec 3, 2014 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts

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

Dec 3, 2014 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Concert soloists, News

“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 work.

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The Canterbury Festival 2014 in full swing

Oct 19, 2014 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News

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

Sep 21, 2014 Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News, Our concerts

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

May 11, 2014 Choral concerts

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

May 1, 2014 Choral concerts

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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Kingston Choral Society perform Haydn The Creation, 16 Nov 2013

Nov 13, 2013 Choral concerts

Haydn: The Creation Saturday 16 November 2013, 7.30pm Kingston Choral Society with Thames Sinfonia Sophie Bevan soprano Robert Murray tenor David Soar bass Andrew Griffiths conductor Concert details KCS returns to Cadogan Hall to perform Haydn’s evergreen masterpiece, The Creation, in English. From the opening evocation of chaos to the joyous love-song of Adam and Eve, and from the depiction of the creation of light to the illustrations of the different animals, Haydn’s musical invention is truly breathtaking. A superb trio of soloists,...

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Whitstable Choral Society perform Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, 16 Nov 2013

Nov 13, 2013 Choral concerts

Duruflé’s Requiem and Fauré’s Requiem Saturday 16th November 2013 at 7.30pm Venue: St. Bartholomew’s Church, Herne Bay Directed by David Flood Festival Chamber Orchestra Soloist: Michael Burke – Bass-baritone Soloist: James Futcher – Canterbury Cathedral Chorister Organist: David Newsholm Order of concert: Fauré followed by Duruflé Tickets prices: Adults £12.50 and Children £7.50 Tickets available from: CANTERBURY TICKET SHOP Online: canterburyticketshop Phone: 01227 787787 or at the Marlowe Theatre Box Office, The...

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BBC Two ‘The Choir’ judge Sarah Fox sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Canterbury Cathedral with Canterbury Choral Society

Nov 13, 2013 Concert soloists, News, Our concerts

BBC Two ‘The Choir – Sing While You Work’ judge, Sarah Fox to sing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 21 June 2014, 7.30pm Read Sarah Fox’s biography Concert details: Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Saturday 21 June 2014, 7.30pm Canterbury Choral Society Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sarah Fox soprano TBC Mezzo-soprano Jamie MacDougall tenor Michael Pearce bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral BUY TICKETS Useful related links Setting Up a Workplace Choir Singing in a Choir Learn to Sing:...

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Britten’s War Requiem at Royal Albert Hall on Remembrance Sunday

Nov 8, 2013 Choral concerts

Britten’s War Requiem is being performed at the Royal Albert Hall this Sunday (10th November 2013). Music to unrest the soul and to remember. What better medium and setting to contemplate and reflect, and to remember. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists Sabina Cvilak (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) and Roderick Williams (baritone). http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/britten-war-requiem/default.aspx

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The Spiegeltent comes to Canterbury Festival

Nov 8, 2013 News

This year saw the momentous arrival of the Spiegeltent (Dutch for “Mirror Tent”) to the Canterbury Festival. The Spiegeltent was located for the two weeks of the Festival at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, on Old Dover Road. The Spiegeltent was a magnificent and beautiful structure, made of canvas and wood, and decorated inside with a stunning display of stained glass and mirrors. Just being inside was a somewhat wondrous experience, especially with the blustery winds rippling the canvas and heavy rain battering down outside....

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Tickets still available for War Requiem

Oct 22, 2013 News, News Britten

Don’t miss this Saturday’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral The Canterbury Festival concert on Saturday 26 October 2013 features soprano Evelina Dobracheva, tenor Benjamin Hulett and bass Benjamin Appl, Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, Richard Cooke Conductor VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

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