The Orchestra


Canterbury Orchestra is a community orchestra, founded in 1953. We perform 3 concerts a year, at Colyer-Fergusson Hall at the University of Kent.  Our members range from  professional musicians to capable amateurs, enjoying musical performance with a passion.

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We're always on the look out for upper strings and brass players, and have occasional woodwind vacancies.  Contact the Orchestra Manager to enquire about vacancies: .

We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, at St Stephen's School, Hales Drive, Canterbury CT2 7AD.

Current membership: 66

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upcoming concerts

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Recent Events

  • Celebration of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.

    Celebration of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.

    Sun, 30 Jun 2024
    Featuring their leader, Floriane Peycelon and Cora Hewitt, winner of the Canterbury Festival 2023 Young Musician’s Bursary Competition as soloists. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is at the centre of the programme: ... more
  • Disparate Pictures

    Disparate Pictures

    Sun, 10 Mar 2024
    From Georgian London to modern-day Ukraine, from the Austrian Alps to the British night sky, the Canterbury Orchestra perform a quartet of pieces that celebrate landscapes, portray places, and pray ... more
  • A Musical Farewell

    A Musical Farewell

    Sun, 26 Nov 2023