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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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Our Lady of Canterbury

Our Lady of Canterbury

Our Lady Undercroft Chapel in itself is almost a hidden treasure, tucked away in the centre of the Crypt. It is used for silent prayer and reflection now, and can therefore not be highlighted on large group tours. The chapel itself has beautiful medieval designs, restored in the 1920s by W.D Caröe and wall paintings, which whilst not in perfect condition, still…
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The Girls’ Choir Voice Trials

The Girls’ Choir Voice Trials

Voice trials for girls’ wishing to join the choir in January 2015 will be held on Saturday 29 November. This is an exciting opportunity for girls currently in Year 8 to join a group of talented and enthusiastic 12 – 18 year olds from Canterbury and the surrounding area, to sing some of the greatest choral music ever written in…
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Canterbury Festival Concert – Voces8 From Nave to Stage

Canterbury Festival Concert – Voces8 From Nave to Stage

Voces8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. This evening’s programme explores the simple beauty of plainsong and the rich harmonies of Rachmaninov, through to the brilliance of the Rat Pack and the Beatles. This multi award-winning and chart-topping ensemble are really at the top of their game and the Festival is delighted to…
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FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

GLAD TIDINGS Imogen Corrigan will dissect the symbolism of Mary and the Annunciation, and examine the world-changing importance of that particular moment. The talk will be richly-illustrated with gorgeous images from the fourth to the sixteenth century. COST: £8 (includes tea and biscuits after the talk) available from The Friends’ Office, 8 The Precincts, or telephone 01227 865292

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra and CCS Youth Choir

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra and CCS Youth Choir

Canterbury Choral Society Festival Concert. Sir Willard White will provide an imposing and impressive dimension to the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Canterbury Cathedral.  Elijah endures as one of the favourite large-scale works for choir and orchestra among choirs and audiences alike – a dramatic biblical saga full of power and intensity, immersed in one of Mendelssohn’s most colourful…
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