Press Coverage & Reviews




Rachmaninov 150th Anniversary Concert, Sunday 2 April
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninov's birth, it was great to hear such spirited, accomplished and sensitive performances of two of his most well-known works which demonstrate why he is perhaps the last of the romantic 'greats.' Read more...




Russian Fairytales, Saturday 6 May
Tchaikovsk'y's Nutcracker and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade are two well-known staples of the orchestral repertoire. Both highly programmatical, they contain melodic ideas that are familiar to music lovers across the globe. For an orchestra, presenting a programme of pieces that are firmly embedded within the classical music consciousness can be challenging, but Canterbury Orchestra demonstrated a flair for conjuring a fulfilling sound world. Read more...



Haydn's Creation, Saturday 14 May
The Canterbury Orchestra joined forces with two choral societies to give a thrilling performance of Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation on Saturday 14th May at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall. This masterpiece was inspired when Haydn – already in his sixties - visited London and heard just what a large orchestra with massed choirs could achieve at the Handel Festival in 1795. Haydn would certainly have enjoyed this performance with well over a hundred singers and the Canterbury Orchestra playing at its very best, combining subtlety and power when required. Read more...

Press Coverage


Canterbury Orchestra featured in a double-page spread in Community Ad Magazine.