John Myhill was the previous Conductor of the Canterbury Orchestra and is well established in East Kent as a performer, composer and musical director.
His activities range from playing guitar and piano in jazz clubs, to playing violin and viola for concerts and in orchestra pits for shows and operas, to be musical director for various companies and conducting major orchestral works with the Canterbury Orchestra.
His works have been published, broadcast and performed in major venues in Britain and abroad. His Requiem for and Airman was performed to mark the closure of RAF Manston and the Canterbury Orchestra gave the first performance of his Concertino for Wind in Broadstairs.
John Myhill's concerto for Bass Guitar and Strings recieved it's first performance in the Adrian Boult Hall of the Birmingham Conservatoire in April 2004, and his setting of Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd, was premiered in Canterbury Cathedral in May 2004 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary concert of the Canterbury Orchestra. In Christmas 2005, there was the first performance of his Oboe Concerto, again with the Canterbury Orchestra, in Folkestone.
His piece for Jazz clarinet and orchestra, Murder in the Cathedral, was performed as part of the 2007 Canterbruy Music Festival at the Shirley Hall with Tony Coe playing Clarinet.
Sat 5th May 2018, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Andrew Lowen conductor
Canterbury Orchestra celebrates ‘Music & Friendship’ with Wagner’s overture Mastersingers and Elgar’s portrait of his friends, the Enigma Variations. Their friends Lees Court Music join them in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and on their own in Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, she being the patron saint of our noble art. To complete the programme Brahms’ seeks solace from loneliness in music in his beautiful Alto Rhapsody.
Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?
If you would like the opportunity to play interesting music in a variety of styles and including some of the major symphonic repertoire, call Canterbury's Orchestra Manager Nicky Pound on 01304 812755 or email us.