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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

Further details of the programme of events for this visit.


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 Winter Concert: Russian Masterpieces

7.30pm, Saturday 30th Novemberl 2019, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Tickets £15 and £8

Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo & Juliet

Shostakovitch: Second Piano Concerto (soloist Christopher Weston)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.4 

Andrew Lowen; Conductor

Amanda Wyatt; Leader

Canterbury Orchestra is delighted to present three remarkable pieces of Russian music, opening with the powerful theme from Prokofiev’s ballet music, followed by the uncharacteristically joyful piano concerto written by Shostakovitch for his son’s 18th birthday, performed by the talented Christopher Weston. The concert concludes with Tchikovsky’s Symphony no.4, reflecting the composer’s emergence from a period of emotional and creative tensions.

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.