Next open rehearsal and auditions

22 June 2021

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Cooke’s Tour 17

Mahler Symphony No.3 in D minor

A Summer’s Midday Dream

Cooke’s Tour 16

Britten Serenade for Tenor solo, horn and strings

I want my music to be of use to people

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

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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Mass in C Minor

Haydn ‘Insanae et vanae curae’
Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Saturday 30 October 2021

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Cathedral


Friday 10 December 2021

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Cathedral

To be confirmed

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Sunday 6 February 2022

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society

Colyer Ferguson Hall


Saturday 30 April 2022

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Cathedral

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!”