Canterbury Festival 2016

Canterbury Festival 2016

The Canterbury Festival, Kent’s International Arts Festival, begins on Saturday 15 October and offers three weeks of a hugely varied programme of events including music, theatre, science, exhibitions, walks and talks. Canterbury Cathedral and the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge hotel will host a number of the events starting with the Festival Parade which will leave from the Postern Gate at 12.00 hrs on…
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Girls’ Choir auditions

Girls’ Choir auditions

An exciting opportunity to join the Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral is being offered to girls currently in year 8 at school. It is the chance to sing at regular services in one of the world’s most historic buildings as well as at special occasions in the life of the Cathedral. The choir was formed in 2014 and is made up of 21 girls aged between…
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Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Canterbury Cathedral Choir has been given the honour of singing at a special service in Rome next month attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope. The 21 boys and 12 lay clerks (adult members of choir) will join the Sistine Chapel Choir at the service which will combine elements of Anglican Evensong and Catholic Vespers. The service on…
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A unique opportunity

A unique opportunity

Canterbury Cathedral Choir is looking to award substantial scholarships to talented boys who would like to join  in September 2017. Auditions (also known as a voice trials) for boys aged 7 and 8 will be held on 5 November 2016 but parents are encouraged to contact Cathedral Organist Dr David Flood as soon as possible if they know their sons enjoy singing and think…
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Farewell to Receiver General

Farewell to Receiver General

The end of an era at Canterbury Cathedral was reached on Friday (29 July 2016) when the Receiver General, John Meardon retired. Brigadier Meardon joined the Cathedral 18 years ago as its most senior lay member and has been an influential figure in both the Cathedral community and the Canterbury area ever since. Much respected by Cathedral staff, to whom he is…
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The International Children’s Choir Festival 2016

The International Children’s Choir Festival 2016

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral on Monday 25 July 2016 for three days of song and celebration. The annual festival, which will reach its 20th Anniversary milestone next year, was established by David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and former American Lay Clerk, David Searles. Over 150 children’s choirs have participated through the years from all over…
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Choir members bid farewell

Choir members bid farewell

Members of our Cathedral Choir are now taking a well-earned summer break and visiting choirs from the UK, China and the USA will joining us for services, concerts and recitals during July and August (see our Music List). On Sunday (17 July 2016) the Cathedral bade farewell to some of the young people who have been at the heart of its musical life. Founding members of the…
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Formal Grand Organ Recital with Adrian Bawtree

Formal Grand Organ Recital with Adrian Bawtree

Adrian Bawtree, the Cathedral’s Second Assistant Organist, will be performing a wide variety of pieces during this Saturday’s Formal Grand Organ Recital (16 July 2016). From Bach to Gárdonyi, Adrian will entertain with pieces that span three hundred years of Organ music from some of the world’s finest composers. Highlights will include the lyrical Lantana and Salix by Whitlock and Gárdonyi’s frolicsome Mozart Changes. This all…
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Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Chorister Caspar Bainbridge is off to London next week to represent Canterbury Cathedral in a unique performance of choral music. Twelve-year-old Caspar will be singing at St Paul’s on Wednesday (27 April2016) as choristers from 60 cathedrals across the UK come together to do their bit to secure the future of cathedral choirs. An Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of…
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Bach to Baby Christmas Concert

Bach to Baby Christmas Concert

Bach to Baby Christmas Concert, a series of concerts that were set up with the aim of providing top quality classical music for the enjoyment of carers and babies/small children alike. Tickets availble from Bach to Baby website, http://www.bachtobaby.com

CCCU Annual Quire Concert.

CCCU Annual Quire Concert.

Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Music and Performing Arts’ Annual Cathedral Concert. Tickets from http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/shop/AnnualCathedralConcert or 01227 782428. Doors open 19.00