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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

Summer Concert: Drumroll into the 19th Century

7.30pm, Saturday 6th July 2019, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale

Hummel: Trumpet Concerto (soloist: Jamie Phillips)

Haydn: Symphony no.103 in Eb

Tickets full £15 & students & children £8

Canterbury Orchestra’s summer concert explores elements of the transition from Classicism to Romanticism in the then Austro-German empire centred around the vibrant musical hub of Vienna.  Haydn’s “Drumroll” symphony, written in London before his return to Vienna, provides an example of his late classical symphonies; Hummel, a protege of Haydn, gives us the first modern trumpet concerto and from Leipzig we hear one of Schumann’s early flirtations with the symphony.

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.