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
7:30PM SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER, COLYER-FERGUSSON HALL, UNIVERSITY OF KENT
TICKETS £15 FULL AND £8 STUDENTS AND CHILDREN AVAILABLE FROM THE GULBENKIAN BOX OFFICE on 01227 769075 or ONLINE
Symphonic Last Words: late works of Haydn & Mozart
with Lees Court Music
Our Winter Concert presents the late music of two of the most innovative and revered composers of the classical era with examples of motets from each composer performed by guest chamber choir, Lees Court Music to offset the mature symphonic writing of Haydn’s London Symphony and the dark and compelling music of Mozart’s 40th Symphony.