CONCERTS

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 - 2017 SEASON

Name of Concert - November 20, 2016

with works by Lully, Haydn, Mathias, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Standord

The Passion According to St. Matthew
March 5, 2016

by Johann Sebastian Bach

First performed in 1727, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion was rediscovered and performed by Mendelssohn in 1829. This monumental work by Bach encapsulates his brilliancy as a composer. The St. Matthew Passion retells the Easter week story through chorales, arias and narrative all through a unique voicing of double choir and orchestra. Featuring soloists Carla WesbyJeffrey MandelbaumBlake Friedman, and Matthew Curran. Come to Canterbury to begin your Lenten season with this dramatic story. This concert is not to be missed!

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Elijah
May 21, 2017

by Felix Mendelssohn

Our final performance of the season brings back a favorite from Canterbury’s repertoire. In this quintessential work of storytelling, Mendelssohn takes the craft of Bach’s choral writing and fuses it to Romantic orchestral colors and harmonies.