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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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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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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The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July 2015. The annual festival first began in 1997 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. This year choirs from Canada, China and the United States…
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Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

We are delighted to announce that £3,000 was raised in memory of Senior Lay Clerk, Duncan Perkins, at a special concert held in his memory at the start of May. Senior Lay Clerk and friend of Duncan’s, Ian Thompson, shares with us his account of that special evening: On the evening of Saturday 9 May a remarkable concert took place in the Cathedral Nave:…
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The Girls’ Choir prepares for their first public concert

The Girls’ Choir prepares for their first public concert

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir is currently in rehearsal for their first Christmas concert. The choir’s debut concert ‘Dancing Day’ will be performed in the Nave on Friday 5 December 2014 19:30. Twelve months ago the Cathedral announced its plans to introduce a girls’ choir to its musical team. The announcement was met with a positive global media response and the Canterbury…
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Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert

Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert

Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert for the Pilgrims Hospice. A Concert of sacred and secular music in memory of Duncan Perkins will be given by the Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral, in the Cathedral Quire, on Friday 26 September at 19:30. Tickets £10 will be available on the door. All proceeds are for the Pilgrims Hospice. Duncan Perkins, who was a…
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Starting the New Year with a world premiere performance

Starting the New Year with a world premiere performance

For the Cathedral Choristers, 2014 gets off to a flying start as they rehearse with the acclaimed Richard Alston Company for their world premiere of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb – a brand new commission from The Marlowe Theatre. The Richard Alston Dance Company and the Cathedral Choir will perform at The Marlowe Theatre on Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13…
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A West Side Story

A West Side Story

In April, the Cathedral Choir embarked on a two week tour of the western states of America. Eager to hear all about the boys’ experience, and what our American cousins had thought of the Choir, we caught up with David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, on his return and asked him to tell you all about it: “The…
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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