Previous Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra - 2007
Sunday 16th December 2007 at 3:30pm
St. Mildred's Church, Canterbury
A Christmas Fantasia
A programme of carols and light for the festive season including Ravel's 'Mother Goose Suite' and Faure's 'Masques et Bergamasques'
20th October 2007 at 3:30pm
Shirley Hall, Canterbury
Canterbury - A Portrait in Music
World-famous clarinettist, Tony Coe, joins with the Canterbury Orchestra and Thanet-based Cantate Chamber Choir to present a musical portrait of Canterbury in this year's Festival. More details in the press release.
The concert featured the work of four local Kent composers:
- Sinfonietta by Canterbury composer Alan Ridout: a piece specially written for the Canterbury Orchestra.
- the Canterbury Psalms by the internationally-renowned Paul Patterson, one time Composer-in-Residence at The King's School.
- Murder in the Cathedral by Thanet based composer John Myhill and jazz clarinettist Tony Coe.
- Stour Reflections (premier) by Canterbury composer Michael Lewis based on a poem about The Stour.
'This concert represents a remarkable innovation for our Orchestra and anyone who thinks that modern music does not have memorable tunes and evocative and atmospheric qualities is in for a surprise.'
Thursday 17th May - Sunday 20th May 2007
Visit of the Haarlem Amateur Symphonie Orkest (HASO)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Kees Olthuis: "Parade" (1990)
Conductor: John Myhill and the HASO conductor will share conducting.
Saturday 19 May 2007
2:30 - 4:30 - Rehearsal
5:00 - 6:30 - Concert
This will be a FREE concert
Saturday 31st March 2007
Shirley Hall, Canterbury
The Armed Man and Elgar's Cockaigne Overture
With the Cantate Choir and choir of Sir Roger Manwood School
Conductor: Edward Greenhalgh
Leader: David Lewis
Canterbury Orchestra Spring Concert: Classical Masterworks
7.30pm, Saturday 14th March 2020, Colyer-Fergusson Hall
Tickets £15 and £8
Mozart: Divertimento K.136
Haydn: Notturno no.4
Mozart: Symphony no.31 (The Paris)
Beethoven: Symphony no.7
Andrew Lowen; Conductor
Molly Richetta; Leader
Canterbury Orchestra presents works by the three most influential composers of the Classical Period, beginning with early compositions by Haydn and Mozart which represent mainstream popular music of the day and are both charming and witty. Mozart’s Divertimento in the style of an Italian Sinfonia features the string section of the Orchestra whilst Haydn’s Notturno is arranged for wind instruments. Mozart’s Symphony no.31 was written during a stay in Paris and the instrumentation reflects his access to larger orchestras — it was his first symphony to include clarinets. Beethoven produced his 7th Symphony whilst convalescing in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice & is known for its use of rhythmic figures and tonal subtlety.
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.