Canterbury Orchestra

Future Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra

Concerts in 2016

Summer Concert: Back to Broadway

7pm Saturday 25th June, Barham Court.

Music from the golden age of broadway musicals, including: The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, The King and I, and Porgy and Bess with plenty of audience participation in singalong numbers.


Winter Concert: Symphonic Last Works

7.30pm Saturday 26th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Mozart: Symphony No 40

Haydn: London Symphony

Short Choral works with Leas Court Music


Planned for 2017


Spring Concert: Russian Fairytales


7.30pm Saturday 6th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall


Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite with Whitstable Dance


Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade




Summer Concert: A Maritime Prom


Saturday 1st July, venue to be identified





If you are interested in a collaborative venture with the Orchestra, or in putting on a concert in support of a charity please contact Stephen Thomas (Chairman) on 01227 451974 or Anthea Cook (Secretary) on 01227 751196.

Next Concert

Symphonic Last Words: late works of Haydn & Mozart

Sat 26th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

with Lees Court Music

Tickets at £15 and £8 available from the Gulbenkian Box Office

Our Winter Concert presents the late music of two of the most innovative and revered composers of the classical era.  The first half celebrates the work of Mozart and the programme begins with the overture to his opera La Clemenza di Tito, commissioned to celebrate the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia in mid-1791 some 6 months before Mozart's death, and probably written concurrently with the motet, Ave Verum Corpus, which follows it in the programme and will be performed the chamber choir Lees Court Music.  Mozart’s 40th, is one of only two minor symphonies, both of which are in the key of G minor.  It is a darkly emotional work written in the last year of his life together with the 39th & 41st symphonies, believed by some critics to form a triptych.  The second half of the concert features the work of Haydn, beginning with the popular motet Insanae et vanae curae, reworked late in the composers life from an earlier oratorio.  The concert concludes with Haydn’s final symphony No.104, known as The London Symphony and, in fact, the last of a series of twelve London Symphonies. The work was composed in 1795 and established itself immediately as a firm favourite of concertgoers.



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.