Canterbury Choral Society

Performing since 1952

Two rarely presented pieces by Arthur Honegger and Benjamin Britten will be performed on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2015 by Canterbury Choral Society, conducted by Jonathan De Vries, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, 90th and Fifth Avenue.

Une Cantate de Noel  by Arthur Honegger 
Saint Nicolas  by Benjamin Britten 

Both will be sung by full chorus, a children’s choir and complete orchestra.

Rising star tenor soloist Blake Friedman sings the title role of Nicolas, patron saint of children and travelers.

Tickets available through - $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10 students.



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Performance Season

Canterbury Choral Society will launch its sixty-fourth season, presenting one work never performed by CCS, one work rarely performed, and two works that are our favorites.  Here is our season:

  • November 22, 2015: Une Cantate de Noël by Arthur Honegger and Saint Nicolas by Benjamin Britten.  This unique double performance will feature youth choirs from St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School and St. Michael’s Church.
  • March 6, 2016: B minor Mass by J. S. Bach
  • May 22, 2016: Requiem by Maurice Duruflé

All performances will be held at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue at 90th Street, New York, NY at 4:00 pm.

Spotlight: Charles Dodsley Walker

Charles Dodsley Walker (1920-2015) is the founder 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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  • 2 East 90th Street
    New York, NY 10128

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