Canterbury Orchestra Music in Kent

The Canterbury Orchestra

Most towns and cities have an amateur symphony orchestra, and it often becomes the focal point of music making in the area.  Canterbury is no exception, though with such a wealth of activity in the arts here, sometimes this city’s own orchestra struggles to be heard. Yet the Canterbury Orchestra has survived for half a century fulfilling its founders’ aims of giving talented amateurs the opportunity to prepare and play - to a hopefully appreciative audience - not just the masterpieces of the symphonic repertoire but some lighter music as well.  The players are drawn from all walks of life and all age groups: they are united in the sheer enjoyment of making music together. 

The orchestra is affiliated to Making Music and supported by the Canterbury Arts Council, members' subscriptions, concert revenue, sponsors, patrons and friends.

Stephen Thomas

Chairman of Canterbury Orchestra

 music in east kent

Registered Charity No. 1089096

More Information

Canterbury Arts CouncilDetails of forthcoming concerts are also listed in the Events Diary of the Canterbury Arts Council website.

Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?

Call Nicky Pound, Canterbury Orchestra Manager on 01304 812755 or email us to find out whether we have vacancies.