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
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.
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.