The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir are 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 for introducing a girls’ choir to its musical team. The announcement was met with a positive global media response and the…
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Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

The Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert held on Friday 26 September raised a wonderful £2,922.70 for Pilgrims Hospices. The concert, which was attended by 240 people, featured the Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral performing a selection of sacred and secular music in Duncan’s memory. Duncan Perkins, who was a member of the Cathedral choir for 40 years and sang services daily, died…
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Open Evening is an enjoyable success

Open Evening is an enjoyable success

Staff and volunteers were delighted to welcome over a thousand visitors to the Cathedral’s annual Open Evening on Tuesday 7th October 2014. The popular event gave visitors a fascinating opportunity to explore this historic building and sample the skilled craftsmanship involved in preserving one of this country’s most iconic landmarks. Visitors had the opportunity to try a number of skilled…
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Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, celebrated the ancient tradition of pilgrimage on Sunday 5 October 2014 by walking with pilgrims through Canterbury and by preaching at Evensong in the Cathedral. The Archbishop, along with the Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott and the Canon Pastor of the Cathedral, Clare Edwards, joined around 120 pilgrims, some of whom had journeyed from…
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The Three Living and the Three Dead

The Three Living and the Three Dead

‘The Three Living and the Three Dead’ This prymer of Salisbury vse At Rouen : benewly enprynted at Rouen [colophon:] Impresse per Johannem le Prest pro Robertum Valentinum [sic], 1554. Canterbury Cathedral Library H/L-3-6 The subject matter of this double spread woodcut was a familiar macabre motif in medieval and Renaissance art known as the ‘The Three Living and the…
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