The Canterbury Festival 2014 in full swing

Posted on Oct 19, 2014

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 November. Buy tickets for this performance here.

Two other musical highlights of the Festival are VOCES8, an exciting and versatile vocal group with a specialism in classical choral music, and horn player Hugh Masekela, part of the early ‘60s jazz scene in New York and Africa’s most important musician.

The Spiegeltent has returned to the St Lawrence Ground, Old Dover Road, to host a series of Festival events. The Spiegeltent offers a truly unique setting to experience some of the gems of the Canterbury Festival. This year sees the return of Casus for the European Premiere of their new show Finding the Silence.

 

 

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