Family
Carols
2019

14 December 2019, 7pm
Canterbury Cathedral

Rachmaninoff
All-Night Vigil

25 January 2020, 7.30pm
Canterbury Cathedral

Fauré
Requiem

21 March 2020, 7.30pm
Canterbury Cathedral

English Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven
Missa Solemnis

20 June 2020, 7.30pm
Canterbury Cathedral

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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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Family
Carols
2019

Saturday 14 December 2019

Festival Brass Ensemble
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir
Richard Cooke
conductor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Family Carols 2019 is sponsored by Pharon

Rachmaninoff
All-Night Vigil

Tavener Song for Athene
Sacred music sung by the Epiphoni Consort

Saturday 25 January 2020

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir

Epiphoni Consort (conductor Tim Reader)
Judy Brown alto
Joseph Doody tenor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Pharon sponsors Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Fauré
Requiem

Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer
(O for the Wings of a Dove)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Schubert Mass in G

Saturday 21 March 2020

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir
English Chamber Orchestra

Katy Hill soprano
Richard Bannan bass
Nicholas Todd tenor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Beethoven
Missa Solemnis

Saturday 20 June 2020

Richard Cooke conductor
Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Judith Howarth soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

 

Sponsored by
Lady Kingsdown

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!”

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