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.
Chairman of Canterbury Orchestra
The Canterbury Orchestra
INTO THE 19th CENTURY
7:30PM SATURDAY 27th JUNE 2015, COLYER-FERGUSSON HALL, UNIVERSITY OF KENT
TICKETS £12 FULL AND £5 STUDENTS AND CHILDREN AVAILABLE FROM THE GULBENKIAN BOX OFFICE on 01227 769075
This year's summer concert features a double bill of two works by Beethoven and two by Mendelssohn, both composers contributing an overture then one a symphony and the other a concerto. Beethoven's Coriolan Overture is paired with his First Symphony and the programme features Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture followed by his acclaimed Violin Concerto performed by the Orchestra's Leader, Amanda Wyatt.