Canterbury Orchestra

Previous Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra - 2006

Saturday 17th December 2006 at 3:30pm
St. Mildred's Church, Canterbury

A Journey to Christmas
Overture - Lustspiel Keler Bela
Les Patineurs (Skater's Waltz) Emil Waldteufel
A Reading
In a Persian Market Albert Ketelbey
Oxford Street (from London Again Suite) Eric Coates
Mary Poppins Selection Richard Sherman & Robert Sherman
A Reading
A Dream of Christmas Albert Ketelbey
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
A Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
O, Come All Ye Faithful
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Irving Berlin
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Soloist: Sue Chivers (Soprano)
Readings: Ken Pickering

Saturday 25th November 2006 at 7:30pm
St. Peter's Methodist Church, Canterbury

The Music of Mozart

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

Overture to Don Giovanni Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
Symphony No. 35 in D (The Haffner) Mozart

Soloist: David Rudduck (piano)
Conductor: John Myhill
Leader: Roberta Johnson

Saturday 10th June 2006 at 7:30pm
King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay

Faces of Mozart

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth

Overture II Seraglio Mozart
Mozartiana: from Suite 4 Tchaikovsky
Variations to Variations and Rondo ala Turca Mozart arr Myhill
Symphony No. 41 in C major (Jupiter) Mozart

Soloist: Nick Peck (piano)

Saturday 18th March 2006 at 7:30pm
St Mary the Virgin, Ashford, Kent

Concert in Ashford Parish Church

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Schubert's Overture Rosamunde
Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B flat

Soloist: Floriane Peycelon

Next Concert

Into the 19th Century

7:30pm Saturday 27th June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent

Tickets £12 full and £5 students and children available from the Gulbenkian Box Office 


This year's summer concert features two works by Beethoven, the first of which is the fine Coriolan Overture written in 1807 for the tragedy of the same name by the German author Heinrich Joseph von Collin about the ancient Roman leader Gaius Marcius Coriolanus.  The Overture is programmatic in that the music follows the themes of the play, with Beethoven using a minor theme to reflect warlike intent and a gentler theme in the relative major to represent the pleas by Coriolanus' mother for him to abandon his attack on Rome.  The programme continues with Mendelssohn's acclaimed Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the violin concert repertoire.  Premiered in 1845, the Concerto was written over a period of seven years during which Mendelssohn sought advice from his friend Ferdinand David.  Although the Concerto follows a traditional form, it has several innovative elements, such as the early entrance of the solo instrument at the beginning of the work and the close melodic and harmonic connection between the three movements which run together in a style known as through-composed.  We are delighted to feature the Orchestra's Leader, Amanda Wyatt, as the soloist.  The final work in the concert is Beethoven's Symphony No.1, which served to announce his talents to Vienna in 1800.  Like the previous work in the programme it predominantly follows the established structure of the day, but has some innovative features that hint at the magnificence of the symphonies to come, such as the ambiguity of key in the opening bars, the accelerated tempo of the Menuetto, and the unusual use of the traditional sonata form in the first and last movements. 



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.