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Public Events at Canterbury Cathedral

Below you will find details of our main public events. To see details of all events and services, check the Calendar View, which can be viewed per day, week or month. For news items, see the News & Newsletter section.

December 2016

Advent Lunch

Event Date 12th December 12:00 - 14:00
Enjoy the third in our series of Advent lunches and help raise money for charity.
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Advent Lunch

Event Date 19th December 12:00 - 14:00
The last of our Advent lunches raising money for charity.
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Canterbury Cathedral Crib Service

Event Date 24th December 11:00 - 11:45
The Cathedral’s Crib service is held every year and is enjoyed by young and old. This family service welcomes the birth of baby Jesus and features readings, carols and the Cathedral Choristers.
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Christingle Service

Event Date 28th December 15:00 - 16:00
Annual Service by the Children's Society as part of the national Christingle Celebration. All welcome, especially children.
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Choral Evensong

Event Date 29th December 15:15 - 16:00
Choral Evensong, commemorating the Martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on this day in 1170, with procession to the Martyrdom and Crypt.
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January 2017

February 2017

Informal Recital

Event Date 3rd February 18:15 - 19:00
Informal Recital by freelance cellist Molly Parsons-Gurr who began her cello studies in Kent with Anne Smith at the age of thirteen, then completed her undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with David Kenedy and Naomi Butterworth, prior to taking a place at the Royal College of Music gaining a Master of
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March 2017

CCCU Annual Concert.

Event Date 11th March 19:30 - 21:30
Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Music and Performing Arts’ Annual Cathedral Concert.
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The Psalter of St Thomas Becket Rediscovered

Event Date 14th March 18:30 - 21:00
The Canterbury Cathedral annual Archives and Library Lecture 2017 is to be given by Dr Christopher de Hamel, fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There is no cost for attending the lecture.
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Organ Recital

Event Date 18th March 19:30 - 21:30
Organ Recital by the Cathedral’s Second Assistant Organist Adrian Bawtree who came to Canterbury Cathedral in September 2015, having been organist at Rochester Cathedral.
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April 2017

Organ Recital

Event Date 22nd April 19:30 - 21:30
Organ Recital by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey. Internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist, he has given concerts all over the world, including the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe, and appeared as organ soloist in the BBC Proms and at many other festivals.
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Canterbury Choral Society Concert.

Event Date 29th April 19:30 - 22:00
Canterbury Choral Society brings together two of Bach’s best loved choral works, Magnificat and Cantata No. 11, for its spring concert. The society is joined by the London Handel Orchestra who play Bach’s famous Suite in D, with its Air on a G string as one of the central movements.
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May 2017

Informal Recital

Event Date 12th May 18:15 - 20:00
Informal Recital by the Canterbury Singers. The chamber choir was founded in 1953 under the patronage of the composer Edmund Rubbra and is now under the musical directorship of Cathedral Assistant Organist Dr David Newsholme.
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Organ Recital

Event Date 27th May 19:30 - 21:30
Organ Recital by Dr David Newsholme who is the Director of the Girls’ Choir and Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. David has previously held posts as a singer, organist and teacher at Worcester and Salisbury Cathedrals and Winchester College. He studied at New College, Oxford, York University and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
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Midday Recital

Event Date 29th May 12:00 - 12:30
Informal midday recital by the St Matthew’s Cobo and Ste Marie du Castel Choir, Guernsey
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June 2017

Midday Recital

Event Date 13th June 12:00 - 12:30
Informal midday recital by the Chapel Choir, 1st Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida
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Organ Recital

Event Date 17th June 19:30 - 21:30
Organ Recital, by Dr David Flood who  is the Master of the Canterbury Cathedral Choristers and the Cathedral Organist, and as such is responsible for every aspect of the Cathedral’s music programme. David has been Organist and Master of the Choristers since 1988, having previously been Organist of Lincoln Cathedral.
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July 2017

Organ Recital

Event Date 22nd July 19:30 - 21:30
Organ Recital by Robert Quinney, director of music at New College, Oxford. Prior to succeeding Edward Higginbottom in Oxford in 2014, Robert had been sub-organist at Westminster Abbey and director of music at Peterborough Cathedral. Photography credit: Neil Rutter.
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ICCF Concert

Event Date 26th July 19:30 - 21:30
Concert to follow International Children’s Choir Festival.
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October 2017

November 2017

Black Prince Conference

Event Date 16th November - 17th November
Exploring the following and fascination around Edward Woodstock, Prince of Wales - "The Black Prince" 1330 -1376.
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December 2017

Choral Evensong

Event Date 29th December 2017 15:15 - 16:00
Choral Evensong, commemorating the Martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on this day in 1170
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May 2018

July 2018

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