Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Cathedral concert with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral concert, Canterbury Choral Society, Edward Elgar, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Apostles, things to do in Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral concert Edward Elgar The Apostles – things to do in Canterbury in June 2019

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

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Three of the UK’s top orchestras coming to Canterbury Cathedral in 2019

Posted on Nov 8, 2018 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, English Chamber Orchestra, London Handel Orchestra, 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…

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Don’t miss the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Canterbury

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Canterbury Choral Society

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Canterbury for Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Edward Elgar, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Canterbury Cathedral on 23 June for Elgar The Dream of Gerontius. The role of Gerontius to be sung by Andrew Staples who recently recorded it with Daniel Barenboim. Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, will sing the part of The Angel in The Dream of Gerontius.   Elgar The Dream of Gerontius Saturday 23 June 2018 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Canterbury Choral Society Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir Richard Cooke conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano Andrew Staples tenor (Gerontius) Edward Grint...

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Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rufus Müller

  Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Bach St Matthew Passion in Canterbury Cathedral on 17 March 2018. “Among the soloists, the standout was Rufus Müller, easily the best tenor I have ever heard in a live Messiah.” The New York Times “Rufus Müller’s Evangelist is superb in its animated lyricism (far from the standard figure of passive condolence).” Independent on Sunday, London   Bach St Matthew Passion Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm Canterbury Choral Society Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir Richard Cooke conductor London Handel Orchestra Rufus Müller tenor...

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London Handel Orchestra playing in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Johann Sebastian Bach, London Handel Orchestra, St Matthew Passion

London Handel Orchestra will be performing Bach St Matthew Passion in Canterbury Cathedral.   Bach St Matthew Passion Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm Canterbury Choral Society Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir Richard Cooke conductor London Handel Orchestra Rufus Müller tenor (Evangelist) Edward Grint bass (Christus) Zoë Brown soprano Alexander Chance counter-tenor Nick Pritchard tenor Dominic Sedgwick bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh About Bach St Matthew Passion St Matthew Passion is unquestionably one of the finest dramatic works of western music....

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Choral History of Britain

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral music, News

BBC Radio 4 Series exploring the history of choral singing in Britain presented by Roderick Williams Catch Series 1 on BBC iPlayer Radio while it’s still available   → Series 1: Singing for Everyone Roderick Williams explores how Britain lost its singing voice and if it be recovered. Singing for Praise and Profit Roderick Williams looks at why Britain produces the world’s best professional choirs. Singing for Pleasure Roderick Williams traces the long evolution of our amateur singing tradition. Singing for Solidarity Roderick Williams explores how singing together gets...

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Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Concert soloists, News, Our concerts, Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little and the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) will perform with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral on 4 November 2017 as part of Canterbury Festival. PERFORMERS: Tasmin Little English Chamber Orchestra Canterbury Choral Society Richard Cooke conductor Katherine Crompton Soprano Edward Grint Bass VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral      

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming to Canterbury 18th June 2016

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Our concerts

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will be joining Canterbury Choral Society and the CCS Youth Choir to perform Verdi’s Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral on 18th June 2016. This year, 2016, marks the 70th anniversary of the RPO. The RPO’s platinum year started with a sixteen-concert tour in the USA in January. The Orchestra performed Mahler’s Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection’, on 22nd March at the Royal Albert Hall Be sure not to miss the Verdi Requiem concert with the RPO in Canterbury Cathedral June 18th. As well as this prestigious orchestra, the Verdi Requiem concert also features an...

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English Chamber Orchestra joins Canterbury Choral Society for concert in Canterbury Cathedral in January

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, News, Our concerts

CCS and CCS Youth Choir are very excited to be joined by the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) to perform Vivaldi Gloria and Haydn Nelson Mass on Saturday 23 January 2016. The ECO, who’s Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. The ECO has been chosen to record many film soundtracks, including Dario Marianelli’s prizewinning scores for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, as well as several James Bond sound tracks. The ECO has performed in more countries than any other orchestra. During 2015 the ECO toured to China, Finland, the USA, Bermuda,...

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Esther Brazil joins CCS to perform Bach Mass in B minor in Canterbury Cathedral on 31 October

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, Members, News, Our concerts

Mezzo-soprano Esther Brazil made her BBC Proms Debut in August this year in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. She will be joining Canterbury Choral Society (CCS) later this month in their Canterbury Festival concert of Bach Mass in B Minor. The performance also features the London Handel Orchestra and eminent soloists David Allsopp, Robin Bailey, and David Ireland. The Mass encompasses the most impressive of Bach’s choral writing together with inspirational solo movements. The concert, in Canterbury Cathedral on 31st October, promises to be an (inspiring and) delete? imposing end to the Canterbury...

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Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir – Eight new members so far in 2015

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Canterbury Choral Society, Choral concerts, News, Youth Choir

The CCS Youth Choir welcomes eight new members so far in 2015. The CCS Youth Choir is made up of about thirty-five boys and girls aged 7 to 16. It is an auditioned group aspiring to high standards of professionalism.   The Youth Choir is fully integrated with Canterbury Choral Society, and also performs on its own. The Youth Choir will be performing alongside the main choir in the forthcoming performance of Mozart Mass in C Minor in Canterbury Cathedral this Saturday (21 March).  

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

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in 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

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in 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

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in 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 November. Two other musical highlights of the Festival are...

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Penny Gore presents performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Radio 3

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in 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 performance is the German libretto. Elijah was first...

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Juliette Roos, violin, The Lark Ascending

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in Canterbury Choral Society, Concert soloists, News

Juliette Roos, will be violinist in The Lark Ascending in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm. Juliette was a Strings Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and winner of the Walter Todds Bursary (In memory of the late Walter Todds, founder of BBC Young Musician, a total bursary of £1,000 will be allocated at the discretion of the BBC to the performer or performers who show great promise but do not reach the Final).   CONCERT DETAILS Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm Britten: The Company of Heaven Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Vaughan Williams: An...

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Bradley Smith tenor in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Canterbury Choral Society, Concert soloists, News

Bradley Smith will sing tenor solo in the 22 June 2013 concert in Canterbury Cathedral of Britten’s The Company of Heaven and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and An Oxford Elegy. PRICES: £25, £20, £16, £12, £8 BUY TICKETS: Online: http://www.canterburyticketshop.com By telephone: 01227 787787 (all major debit and credit cards except American Express). Monday-Saturday: 9am and 6pm. In person: Canterbury Ticket Shop, The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS. Monday-Saturday: 9am-5.30pm. Cheques and postal orders to ‘Canterbury City Council’....

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Nazan Fikret soprano in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Canterbury Choral Society, Concert soloists, News

Nazan Fikret will sing soprano solo in the 22 June 2013 concert in Canterbury Cathedral of  Britten’s The Company of Heaven and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and An Oxford Elegy. PRICES: £25, £20, £16, £12, £8 BUY TICKETS: Online: http://www.canterburyticketshop.com By telephone: 01227 787787 (all major debit and credit cards except American Express). Monday-Saturday: 9am and 6pm. In person: Canterbury Ticket Shop, The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS. Monday-Saturday: 9am-5.30pm. Cheques and postal orders to ‘Canterbury City Council’....

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Charles Rice

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Canterbury Choral Society, Concert soloists, News

Bass solo in Brahms’s A German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) on 27 April 2013, Canterbury Cathedral, 7.30pm with Richard Cooke conducting and Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir and Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra

TICKETS: £25, £20, £16, £12, £8

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