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Music - Choir Concert, Sat 24 Jun 2017


Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Choral Society


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Events at this Venue


Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony and Elgar's Enigma Variations

Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Elgar Enigma Variations

Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra
Katherine Crompton Soprano
Edward Grint Bass

Two of the the most voluptuous English 20th century compositions come together to bathe the Cathedral in glorious sounds. Vaughan Williams captures the differing moods of the sea with the text of Walt Whitman, and brings heart-rending intensity to the image of earth the “great rondure swimming in space”. Elgar’s Enigma Variations, perhaps the finest variations ever written for orchestra, capture in turn the characteristics of his friends (and a lively dog!), most deeply in that of his closest friend depicted in the ‘Nimrod’ variation. An opportunity to hear two grand-scale works in the great setting of Canterbury Cathedral.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Jun 2017 19:30
Location: Nave


Tickets £28.25 - £11.25
Discounts (on selected seats): Students | Schools


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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27959 Long: 1.08189

Canterbury Cathedral is located in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of both Canterbury East and West stations. Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive from Dover (continental ferries) and Folkestone (Eurotunnel), making it an ideal stop-over en route to London. Fast speed trains bring passengers from Canterbury to London within 56 minutes.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality