Canterbury Choral Society

Performing since 1952

The Canterbury Choral Society's next and final performance of the season will be on May 18, 2014.  The performance will include two pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn:  Maria Theresa Te Deum and Lord Nelson Mass , and the Exsultate, Jubilate by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a motet for Soprano and Orchestra, featuring soprano Andrea Leyton-Mange.

The concert will begin with the Te Deum, led by Associate Music Director and Conductor Jonathan DeVries.  Our beloved founder, conductor, and director of sixty-two years, Charles Dodsley Walker, will conduct the Exsultate, Jubilate, and the Lord Nelson Mass.

Soloists for this concert are listed below.  Please select the Soloists section of the Spotlights section of the website, or click on their name below, to learn more about them.






The concert will begin at 4:00 pm, May 18, 2014, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, 90th Street and Fifth Avenue New York, New York.  Admission will be $25 for all general admission tickets and $20 for seniors and students.

Performance Season


May 18, 2014: Works by Franz Joseph Haydn: The Maria Theresa Te Deum and The Lord Nelson Mass.  By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate


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Spotlight: Charles Dodsley Walker

Charles Dodsley Walker, now in the spotlight, is the founder and conductor of Canterbury Choral Society.  His accomplishments and accolades would fill a book, from his 38-year tenure as organist/choirmaster of the Church of the Heavenly Rest to his faculty appointments at faculties of the Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music, New York University, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Chapin School, and his 35 years as music director of the Blue Hill Troupe.

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Welcome New Voices!

Canterbury is always interested in adding new voices.  Previous choral experience  and an audition are required. The audition will include vocal exercises for range, a brief sight-reading piece, and a prepared piece— anything which demonstrates the singer's vocal quality, diction skill, and musicality.  Rehearsals are open to prospective singers, and  are held September-May on Monday evenings at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue at 2 East 90th Street, New York, NY from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

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