Cooke’s Tour 10

Berlioz Les Nuits D’Été

Distinctive and unusual

Cooke’s Tour 9

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Heart-warming, optimistic, challenging and concise

Beethoven
Missa Solemnis
Cancelled

Cancelled due to Coronavirus
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Cooke’s Tour 8

Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor

Turbulent, towering and sublimely lyrical

Cooke’s Tour 7

Strauss Metamophosen and Four Last Songs

genius, so far from being spent, had unexpectedly renewed itself

Cooke’s Tour 6

Mozart Piano Concerto No 18 in B flat K.456

worth waiting for

Cooke’s Tour 5

Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor

A very great work, and that’s an order!

Cooke’s Tour 4

Rachmaninoff Symphony No 2

simply ravishing

Cooke’s Tour 3

Finzi Dies Natalis

going off-piste

Cooke’s Tour 2

Schubert Symphony No.9 in C Major

‘Great C Major’ or ‘Great Sea Monster’

Cooke’s Tour 1

Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata Op.47

‘a real Tigger of a piece’

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).

 

Find out more about us

Beethoven
Missa Solemnis

Cancelled

Cancelled due to Coronavirus
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Saturday 20 June 2020

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir

Judith Howarth soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

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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!”

Don’t miss the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Canterbury

Don’t miss the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Canterbury

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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Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Canterbury Cathedral

Rufus Müller sings Evangelist in Canterbury Cathedral

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...

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London Handel Orchestra playing in Canterbury Cathedral

London Handel Orchestra playing in Canterbury Cathedral

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...

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Choral History of Britain

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...

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