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Previous Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra - 2004

December 2004
St. Stephen's Church, Canterbury

Programme: Music included music for flute and orchestra by John Rutter, selections from Bizet's L'Arlesienne suites, Teleman's Voila Concerto in G, cello ensemble and Ivor Novello's Dancing Years .... plus Christmas Carols.


November 2004
All Saint's Church, Canterbury

Programme: At this concert the Canterbury Orchestra's new timpani (bought with proceeds from the 50th Anniverasy appeal) were used for the first time. The programme included Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Songs of a Wayfarer by Mahler and Borodin's 2nd symphony.


St. Mary's Church, Chartham

Charity Concert

Programme: The profits of the concert were for the benefit of the Tower Room project at St. Mary's Church. The programme included Mozart's Overture Il Seraglio, Handel's Organ Concerto in B flat, and Haydn's 99th Symphony.


Saturday 15th May 2004 at 7:30pm
Quire of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

50th Anniversary concert in Cantebrury Cathedral

Programme
Canctus in memory of Bejamin Britten Arvo Part
The Lord is My Shepherd John Myhill
Quiet City Aaron Copland
Toward the Unknown Region Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 7 in A major Beethoven

Next Concert

Russian Fairytales

Sat 6th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

with Whitstable Dance

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

Our Spring Concert introduces a collaboration with Whitstable Dance which will allow local young people to share the pleasure of performance with the Orchestra in a presentation of music and dance from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, The Nutcracker. The programme will focus on Act ii of the ballet in which the heroine, Clara, travels with the Prince (an erstwhile nutcracker) to the Land of Sweets where they are entertained. The Nutcracker is one of the Tchaikovsky's most popular compositions. The music contains some of his most memorable melodies including the Trepak and the famous Waltz of the Flowers and March, as well as the ubiquitous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet contains surprisingly advanced harmonies and a wealth of melodic invention. The atmosphere of magic and mystery is sustained by a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite Scheherazade, inspired by the tale of The Arabian Nights in which the Sultan’s wife deflects her imminent execution through skilful storytelling and eventually wins her reprieve. Like The Nutcracker, the music is adventurous and delightfully orchestrated.

 

 

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.