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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

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.