Canterbury Choral Society: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Priority booking for Canterbury Choral Society Patrons opens : Monday 4 October
Priority booking for Canterbury Choral Society Friends opens : Monday 11 October
Public bookings open: Monday 18 October
Saturday 18 June, 7.30pm | Canterbury Cathedral

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

Richard Cooke conductor

Canterbury Choral Society

CCS Youth Choir

Judith Howarth soprano

Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano

James Gilchrist tenor

Tristan Hambleton 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.

Please note this event will not be socially distanced and is organised by Canterbury Choral Society who will be working with Canterbury Cathedral to deliver the event as safely as possible. 


Book tickets


Sat 18 Jun


7:30 pm



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