Choral concerts

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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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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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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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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Philharmonia Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury 16 May 2014

Posted on May 11, 2014 in 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 with many of Europe’s leading orchestras,...

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University of Essex Choir and Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir sing Britten War Requiem at Snape Maltings – 3 May 2014

Posted on May 1, 2014 in 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 together the Latin requiem mass and the poems of Wilfred...

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Kingston Choral Society perform Haydn The Creation, 16 Nov 2013

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in 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, including Sophie Bevan, winner of the Young Singer...

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

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in 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 Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS Gatefield Sounds 70 High Street,...

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

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in 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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Kent Chamber Choir & Orchestra GALA CONCERT

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Choral concerts, News, News Britten

Kent Chamber Choir & Orchestra 30th Anniversary Purcell & Britten GALA CONCERT In aid of St George’s Tower Fund St George’s Church, Church St, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ 7.30pm, Saturday 19th October 2013   This unique concert not only celebrates Kent Chamber Choir’s 30th birthday but also Benjamin Britten’s somewhat more significant 100th. Moreover, to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, we open with an anthem traditionally sung on such royal occasions. Britten greatly admired Henry Purcell’s music and did much to promote...

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Singing workshop with Bob Chilcott

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Choral concerts, News, News Britten

Sutton Valence Choral Society are delighted to be hosting a singing workshop with Bob Chilcott on Saturday 2nd November between 10am and 4.45pm at a cost of £15. The main focus will be Chilcott’s own Christmas music, which will also be available to purchase on the day. Following the success of a similar event with John Rutter three years ago, we wish to welcome anyone who would like to join us for what promises to be a memorable occasion. Sutton Valence Prep School are allowing us to use The Bates Hall and also very kindly providing a soup and roll lunch as well as coffee/tea. Full...

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Canterbury opera company to perform open-air production for local charities

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Choral concerts, News

July 2013 for immediate release  |   download poster Innovative local opera company, Canterbury Cathedral Garden Opera will be staging a production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Harem on Sunday 21st July at St Edmunds School and Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th July at The Deanery Garden, Canterbury. Performed by local professional singers and orchestra and directed by Master of the Choristers and Cathedral Organist at Canterbury Cathedral, Dr David Flood, this will be the company’s fifth production. Based on the popularity of previous sell-out shows, The Abduction from the Harem looks to...

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Garsington Opera

Posted on May 3, 2013 in Choral concerts

Choir members Garsington Opera produces three new opera productions annually and runs for 5 weeks in June and July. We sell the majority of our tickets to members, but the move to our award-winning opera house has given us the opportunity to expand offering more tickets to the public for this year only. We would be delighted to welcome members of Canterbury Choral Society to Wormsley to discover the delights of the place and our productions.  We are aware that many people think it is impossible to get hold of tickets, so we would be most grateful if you would be kind enough to circulate some...

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Chilham Choral Christmas Concert

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in Choral concerts

Choral Christmas Concert at Chilham Parish Church, Saturday 22nd December 2012, 7.30 pm
Directed by Richard Cooke
Chamber Choir of Choral Scholars singing evocative Christmas music from around the world
TICKETS: £12 to include wine and mince pies

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