Canterbury Choral Society: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Saturday 18 June, 7.30pm | Canterbury Cathedral

Tickets £29.50, £24.50, £19.50, £15.50, £11.50 (Incl. £1.50 booking fee)

This event is organised, managed and delivered by Canterbury Choral Socety.


Richard Cooke conductor

Canterbury Choral Society

Judith Howarth soprano

Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano

James Gilchrist tenor

Jimmy Holliday bass

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sponsored by Lady Kingsdown

This concert was originally scheduled to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven by singing the mightiest work of this mightiest of composers. ‘From the heart, may it go to the heart’ wrote Beethoven in his score, and one can observe Beethoven’s heartfelt outpouring reaching to the world and beyond, and to the limits of the human voice and of musical expression. As such it is unique, and only more rarely heard than his 9th symphony because of the challenges it presents to performers, taking its place together with few others as one of the greatest statements of western civilisation. Is it one of our conductor’s favourite and most cherished works? Yes it most certainly is. Can Canterbury Choral Society sing it? Yes they can, and we are once again excited to have the Royal Philharmonic returning to perform with us, together with a stellar line-up of soloists.

Come and be shocked, inspired and blown away.

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Sat 18 Jun


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